Alger Hiss

1904 - 1996

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Alger Hiss (November 11, 1904 – November 15, 1996) was an American government official accused in 1948 of having spied for the Soviet Union in the 1930s. Statutes of limitations had expired for espionage, but he was convicted of perjury in connection with this charge in 1950. Before the trial Hiss was involved in the establishment of the United Nations, both as a U.S. State Department official and as a U.N. official. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alger Hiss has received more than 1,745,603 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Alger Hiss is the 12,134th most popular politician (down from 11,064th in 2019), the 4,934th most popular biography from United States (down from 4,789th in 2019) and the 322nd most popular Politician.

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Among politicians, Alger Hiss ranks 12,134 out of 15,577Before him are Mokgweetsi Masisi, Adolphus Cambridge, 1st Marquess of Cambridge, Marcus Aemilius Lepidus, Álvaro Colom, Abdullah Senussi, and Lester Bird. After him are C. Odumegwu Ojukwu, Qiao Shi, Iñaki Urdangarin, Skule Bårdsson, Georges Leygues, and Mutassim Gaddafi.

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Among people born in 1904, Alger Hiss ranks 190Before him are Dmitri Ivanenko, Josef Pieper, Balys Dvarionas, Georges Miez, Semyon Ignatyev, and Gavriil Popov. After him are Attila Petschauer, Dick Powell, Mykola Bazhan, Anton Yugov, Shunryū Suzuki, and Abraham Alikhanov. Among people deceased in 1996, Alger Hiss ranks 164Before him are Stanko Todorov, Ljuba Welitsch, Imre Kovács, Chen Jingrun, Danilo Alvim, and Laurens van der Post. After him are Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, Mikael Tariverdiev, Juan Hohberg, Gottfried von Einem, Vagn Holmboe, and Mohamed Ben Ahmed Abdelghani.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Alger Hiss ranks 4,934 out of 18,182Before him are Cat Power (1972), Vincent Richards (1903), Joan Wallach Scott (1941), Dennis Lehane (1965), Tony Danza (1951), and Lester Bird (1938). After him are Selma Blair (1972), Jonathan Haidt (1963), Benjamin Peirce (1809), John Terry (1950), Al Jardine (1942), and Anna Kendrick (1985).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, Alger Hiss ranks 322Before him are Vince Lombardi (1913), Tom Hayden (1939), Lucien Carr (1925), Fred Thompson (1942), Robert Zoellick (1953), and Lester Bird (1938). After him are Chief Joseph (1840), Sandra Day O'Connor (1930), William J. Donovan (1883), Sargent Shriver (1915), Margaret Taylor (1788), and Julia Grant (1826).