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Betsy Ross

1752 - 1836

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Elizabeth Griscom Ross (née Griscom; January 1, 1752 – January 30, 1836), also known by her second and third married names, Ashburn and Claypoole, was an American upholsterer who was credited by her relatives in 1870 with making the first official U.S. flag, accordingly known as the Betsy Ross flag. Though most historians dismiss the story, Ross family tradition holds that General George Washington, commander-in-chief of the Continental Army and two members of a congressional committee—Robert Morris and George Ross—visited Mrs. Ross in 1776. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Betsy Ross has received more than 2,283,966 page views. Her biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Betsy Ross is the 59th most popular celebrity (down from 55th in 2019), the 2,272nd most popular biography from United States (up from 2,353rd in 2019) and the 22nd most popular American Celebrity.

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Among celebrities, Betsy Ross ranks 59 out of 181Before her are Eduard Roschmann, Joseph Meister, Henrietta Lacks, Florence Owens Thompson, Sultan Kösen, and Victor Kugler. After her are Guy de Rothschild, Isabel Preysler, Annie Oakley, Barbara Hutton, Lizzie Borden, and Paris Hilton.

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Among people born in 1752, Betsy Ross ranks 17Before her are Princess Friederike of Hesse-Darmstadt, Nguyễn Huệ, Sébastien Érard, Infante Gabriel of Spain, Adolph Freiherr Knigge, and Duke Wilhelm in Bavaria. After her are John Nash, Andrey Razumovsky, Niccolò Antonio Zingarelli, Torii Kiyonaga, François Isaac de Rivaz, and Amalie of Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld. Among people deceased in 1836, Betsy Ross ranks 25Before her are Aaron Burr, Maria Cristina of Savoy, Antoine Destutt de Tracy, Johann I Joseph, Prince of Liechtenstein, William Henry, and James Bowie. After her are Carle Vernet, Andrey Razumovsky, Prince Charles of Hesse-Kassel, Karel Hynek Mácha, John Loudon McAdam, and Norbert Burgmüller.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Betsy Ross ranks 2,272 out of 18,182Before her are Brad Davis (1949), Delphine LaLaurie (1787), Tonya Harding (1970), Lorenzo Lamas (1958), Frank McCourt (1930), and Nick Castle (1947). After her are Esther Williams (1921), Lawrence Ferlinghetti (1919), Michael Parks (1940), Geraldine Page (1924), Estelle Getty (1923), and Kate Jackson (1948).

Among CELEBRITIES In United States

Among celebrities born in United States, Betsy Ross ranks 22Before her are John B. Calhoun (1917), Anna Nicole Smith (1967), Kim Peek (1951), Dan Inosanto (1936), Henrietta Lacks (1920), and Florence Owens Thompson (1903). After her are Annie Oakley (1860), Barbara Hutton (1912), Lizzie Borden (1860), Paris Hilton (1981), Madeleine Astor (1893), and Sally Hemings (1773).