Barbara Bush

1925 - 2018

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Barbara Bush (née Pierce; June 8, 1925 – April 17, 2018) was the first lady of the United States from 1989 to 1993, as the wife of former president George H. W. Bush, the 41st president of the United States. She was previously the second lady of the United States from 1981 to 1989, and founded the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy. Among her children are George W. Bush, the 43rd president of the United States, and Jeb Bush, the 43rd governor of Florida. She and Abigail Adams are the only two women to be the wife of one U.S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Barbara Bush has received more than 11,572,373 page views. Her biography is available in 63 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 60 in 2019). Barbara Bush is the 2,947th most popular politician (up from 2,984th in 2019), the 930th most popular biography from United States (up from 977th in 2019) and the 83rd most popular American Politician.

Barbara Bush is most famous for being the wife of George H.W. Bush, who was the 41st president of the United States.

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Among politicians, Barbara Bush ranks 2,947 out of 19,576Before her are André-Hercule de Fleury, Wang Xizhi, Yoon Suk Yeol, Ludwig Quidde, Al-Muqtadir, and Gisela of Hungary. After her are Jörg Haider, Jules de Polignac, Hjalmar Branting, Shalmaneser V, Koca Sinan Pasha, and Mauricio Macri.

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Among people born in 1925, Barbara Bush ranks 56Before her are Wong Fei-hung, Anastasio Somoza Debayle, Robert Venturi, Juan Alberto Schiaffino, Roy J. Glauber, and Rod Steiger. After her are Milton Obote, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Bülent Ecevit, Alain Touraine, Frei Otto, and József Bozsik. Among people deceased in 2018, Barbara Bush ranks 42Before her are Gudrun Burwitz, Jin Yong, Jamal Khashoggi, Roy J. Glauber, Reynaldo Bignone, and Burton Richter. After her are Günter Blobel, Leon M. Lederman, Bernard Lewis, Shoko Asahara, Paul Allen, and R. Lee Ermey.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Barbara Bush ranks 930 out of 20,380Before her are Richard Crenna (1926), Neale Donald Walsch (1943), Stanley Milgram (1933), Rod Steiger (1925), Christian B. Anfinsen (1916), and Steve Martin (1945). After her are Ben Bernanke (1953), Anne Baxter (1923), Keith Jarrett (1945), Edward Norton (1969), Dickinson W. Richards (1895), and Jody Williams (1950).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, Barbara Bush ranks 83Before her are Rudy Giuliani (1944), John Sherman (1823), Michelle Obama (1964), Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. (1888), Lewis Strauss (1896), and Jill Biden (1951). After her are Condoleezza Rice (1954), Éamon de Valera (1882), Frank B. Kellogg (1856), Jack Kemp (1935), Dred Scott (1795), and Janet Yellen (1946).