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Barack Obama

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Barack Hussein Obama II ( (listen) bə-RAHK hoo-SAYN oh-BAH-mə; born August 4, 1961) is an American former politician who served as the 44th president of the United States from 2009 to 2017. A member of the Democratic Party, he was the first African-American president of the United States. Obama previously served as a U.S. senator representing Illinois from 2005 to 2008 and as an Illinois state senator from 1997 to 2004, and worked as a civil rights lawyer before holding public office. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Barack Obama has received more than 96,543,664 page views. His biography is available in 237 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 233 in 2019). Barack Obama is the 359th most popular politician (down from 347th in 2019), the 107th most popular biography from United States (up from 118th in 2019) and the 24th 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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Among politicians, Barack Obama ranks 359 out of 15,577Before him are Stepan Bandera, Philip I of Castile, Cambyses II, Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor, Edward VIII, and Golda Meir. After him are Herod Antipas, Shimon Peres, George V, Priam, Gerald Ford, and Chagatai Khan.

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Among people born in 1961, Barack Obama ranks 1After him are Diana, Princess of Wales, Ilham Aliyev, George Clooney, Stephen Hillenburg, Lothar Matthäus, Michael J. Fox, Nadia Comăneci, Eddie Murphy, Enya, Bill de Blasio, and Carl Lewis.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Barack Obama ranks 107 out of 18,182Before him are Richard Feynman (1918), Michael Douglas (1944), Edwin Hubble (1889), Debbie Reynolds (1932), Milton Friedman (1912), and Rosa Parks (1913). After him are Nicolas Cage (1964), Gerald Ford (1913), Douglas MacArthur (1880), Bhumibol Adulyadej (1927), Lyndon B. Johnson (1908), and Dustin Hoffman (1937).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, Barack Obama ranks 24Before him are Donald Trump (1946), Al Gore (1948), Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890), Theodore Roosevelt (1858), Woodrow Wilson (1856), and Bill Clinton (1946). After him are Gerald Ford (1913), Bhumibol Adulyadej (1927), Lyndon B. Johnson (1908), Sitting Bull (1831), John Adams (1735), and Herbert Hoover (1874).

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