Alexander Hamilton

1755 - 1804

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Alexander Hamilton (January 11, 1755, or 1757 – July 12, 1804) was an American military officer, statesman, and the Founding Father who served as the first secretary of the treasury from 1789 to 1795 during George Washington's presidency. Born out of wedlock in Charlestown, Nevis, Hamilton was orphaned as a child and taken in by a prosperous merchant. He pursued his education in New York City where, despite his young age, he was a prolific and widely read pamphleteer advocating for the American revolutionary cause, though an anonymous one. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alexander Hamilton has received more than 53,914,981 page views. His biography is available in 80 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 73 in 2019). Alexander Hamilton is the 23rd most popular economist (up from 30th in 2019), the most popular biography from Saint Kitts and Nevis and the most popular Kittian and Nevisian Economist.

Alexander Hamilton is most famous for being one of the Founding Fathers of the United States and the first Secretary of the Treasury.

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Among economists, Alexander Hamilton ranks 23 out of 414Before him are Gunnar Myrdal, Paul Samuelson, Jean-Baptiste Say, Mario Draghi, Amartya Sen, and Joseph Stiglitz. After him are Jacques Delors, Anne Robert Jacques Turgot, Henri Fayol, Carl Menger, Simon Kuznets, and Michael Porter.

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Among people born in 1755, Alexander Hamilton ranks 6Before him are Marie Antoinette, Louis XVIII of France, Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun, Paul Barras, and Axel von Fersen the Younger. After him are Samuel Hahnemann, Jan Henryk Dąbrowski, Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, Georges Couthon, James Parkinson, and Giovanni Battista Viotti. Among people deceased in 1804, Alexander Hamilton ranks 3Before him are Immanuel Kant, and Joseph Priestley. After him are Jacques Necker, Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot, Archduchess Maria Amalia of Austria, Pierre Méchain, Louis Antoine, Duke of Enghien, Wolfgang von Kempelen, Johann Friedrich Gmelin, Princess Carolina of Parma, and Jean-Charles Pichegru.

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In Saint Kitts and Nevis

Among people born in Saint Kitts and Nevis, Alexander Hamilton ranks 1 out of 10After him are Tapley Seaton (1950), Cuthbert Sebastian (1921), Clement Arrindell (1931), Joan Armatrading (1950), Denzil Douglas (1953), Kim Collins (1976), Timothy Harris (1964), Edmund Wickham Lawrence (1932), Keith Gumbs (1972), and Amya Clarke (1999).

Among ECONOMISTS In Saint Kitts and Nevis

Among economists born in Saint Kitts and Nevis, Alexander Hamilton ranks 1