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Abigail Adams

1744 - 1818

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Abigail Adams (née Smith; November 22, [O.S. November 11] 1744 – October 28, 1818) was the wife and closest advisor of John Adams, as well as the mother of John Quincy Adams. She was a founder of the United States, and was the first second lady of the United States and second first lady of the United States, although such titles were not used at the time. She and Barbara Bush are the only two women to have been married to U.S. presidents and to have been the mothers of other U.S. presidents.Adams's life is one of the most documented of the first ladies: she is remembered for the many letters she wrote to her husband John Adams while he stayed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, during the Continental Congresses. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Abigail Adams has received more than 3,731,434 page views. Her biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). Abigail Adams is the 423rd most popular companion (up from 437th in 2019), the 1,978th most popular biography from United States (up from 2,072nd in 2019) and the 12th most popular American Companion.

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Among companions, Abigail Adams ranks 423 out of 673Before her are Sophie of Pomerania, Despina Khatun, Al-Muqtadi, Agnes of Austria, Lucrezia de' Medici, and Princess Christina of the Netherlands. After her are Anne de Pisseleu d'Heilly, Viridis Visconti, Louise de Coligny, Gisela, Abbess of Chelles, Aelia Flaccilla, and Neferneferuaten Tasherit.

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Among people born in 1744, Abigail Adams ranks 8Before her are Johann Gottfried Herder, Frederick William II of Prussia, Mayer Amschel Rothschild, Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Pierre Méchain, and Karl Theodor Anton Maria von Dalberg. After her are Infanta Maria Josefa of Spain, Prince Charles of Hesse-Kassel, Gaspar Melchor de Jovellanos, Marianna Martines, Giacomo Quarenghi, and Elbridge Gerry. Among people deceased in 1818, Abigail Adams ranks 16Before her are Alexandre Pétion, Warren Hastings, Johan Gottlieb Gahn, Catherine-Dominique de Pérignon, Matthew Lewis, and Heinrich Füger. After her are Paul Revere, Frederick Louis, Prince of Hohenlohe-Ingelfingen, Duchess Charlotte Georgine of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Johann Nikolaus Forkel, Leopold Koželuch, and Countess Maria Louise Albertine of Leiningen-Dagsburg-Falkenburg.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Abigail Adams ranks 1,978 out of 18,182Before her are Elizabeth George (1949), Donna Reed (1921), Thomas Mitchell (1892), Neil Patrick Harris (1973), Susan Atkins (1948), and Reinhold Niebuhr (1892). After her are Téa Leoni (1966), Spiro Agnew (1918), Roger B. Chaffee (1935), Beau Bridges (1941), Donald O'Connor (1925), and Bettie Page (1923).

Among COMPANIONS In United States

Among companions born in United States, Abigail Adams ranks 12Before her are Martha Washington (1731), Linda McCartney (1941), Mary Todd Lincoln (1818), Mamie Eisenhower (1896), Pat Nixon (1912), and Wild Bill Hickok (1837). After her are Neilia Hunter Biden (1942), Ellen Axson Wilson (1860), Martha Jefferson (1748), Rachel Jackson (1767), Sarah Yorke Jackson (1803), and Karen Pence (1957).