Barack Obama

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Barack Hussein Obama II (born August 4, 1961) is an American politician who served as the 44th president of the United States from 2009 to 2017. As a member of the Democratic Party, he was the first African-American president in U.S. history. Obama previously served as a U.S. senator representing Illinois from 2005 to 2008 and as an Illinois state senator from 1997 to 2004. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Barack Obama has received more than 109,868,076 page views. His biography is available in 246 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 237 in 2019). Barack Obama is the 387th most popular politician (down from 356th in 2019), the 121st most popular biography from United States (down from 107th in 2019) and the 32nd most popular American Politician.

Barack Obama is most famous for being the first African-American president of the United States. He was elected in 2008 and served two terms.

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  • 9.70

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Among politicians, Barack Obama ranks 387 out of 19,576Before him are Taejo of Joseon, Henry VII of England, Nerva, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, Abdulmejid I, and Edward III of England. After him are Hatice Sultan, Henry the Fowler, Georges Pompidou, Alfonso XIII of Spain, Georgy Malenkov, and Abdul Hamid I.

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Among people born in 1961, Barack Obama ranks 2Before him is Diana, Princess of Wales. After him are Yevgeny Prigozhin, Ilham Aliyev, Lothar Matthäus, George Clooney, Stephen Hillenburg, Nadia Comăneci, Eddie Murphy, Joko Widodo, Michael J. Fox, and Enya.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Barack Obama ranks 121 out of 20,380Before him are Jane Addams (1860), Isadora Duncan (1877), Tupac Shakur (1971), Noam Chomsky (1928), James Dean (1931), and Ted Bundy (1946). After him are Chuck Norris (1940), Katharine Hepburn (1907), Dustin Hoffman (1937), Dr. Seuss (1904), Meryl Streep (1949), and Douglas MacArthur (1880).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, Barack Obama ranks 32Before him are Theodore Roosevelt (1858), Woodrow Wilson (1856), Gerald Ford (1913), Crazy Horse (1840), Lyndon B. Johnson (1908), and Bhumibol Adulyadej (1927). After him are John Adams (1735), James Monroe (1758), Herbert Hoover (1874), Sitting Bull (1831), Geronimo (1829), and James Madison (1751).