Charles J. Guiteau

1841 - 1882

Charles J. Guiteau

Charles Julius Guiteau (; September 8, 1841 – June 30, 1882) was an American writer and lawyer who assassinated United States President James A. Garfield on July 2, 1881. Guiteau falsely believed he had played a major role in Garfield's victory, for which he should be rewarded with a consulship. He was so offended by the Garfield administration's rejections of his applications to serve in Vienna or Paris that he decided to kill Garfield, and shot him at the Baltimore and Potomac Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. Garfield died two months later from infections related to the wounds. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles J. Guiteau has received more than 1,273,201 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 8,960th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Charles J. Guiteau ranks 8,914 out of 14,801Before him are George Vassiliou, Nepherites I, Prince Munetaka, Prince Thomas, Duke of Genoa, Ibrahim al-Jaafari, and Eochaid, son of Rhun. After him are Bertie Ahern, Princess Friederike Luise of Prussia, Mohammad Javad Zarif, John C. Breckinridge, Princess Marie of Hesse-Kassel, and Fayzulla Khodzhayev.

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Among people born in 1841, Charles J. Guiteau ranks 42Before him are Luigi Luzzatti, Felip Pedrell, Joseph Henry Blackburne, Józef Brandt, Marie Alfred Cornu, and Eugenius Warming. After him are Annie Chapman, Elfrida Andrée, Ernst Schröder, Carl Robert Jakobson, Antonio Pacinotti, and John Fisher, 1st Baron Fisher. Among people deceased in 1882, Charles J. Guiteau ranks 42Before him are Joachim Raff, Ferdinand Reich, Friedrich von Lütke, Princess Marie of Waldeck and Pyrmont, Johann Benedict Listing, and Charles Blanc. After him are Johann Karl Friedrich Zöllner, Bernhard II, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen, Đuro Daničić, John William Draper, Joseph Decaisne, and Konstantin Petrovich von Kaufmann.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Charles J. Guiteau ranks 3,114 out of 12,171Before him are John Ritter (1948), Pharrell Williams (1973), Thelma Ritter (1902), Abe Vigoda (1921), Randy Quaid (1950), and John Petrucci (1967). After him are Joe Simon (null), Cheech Marin (1946), John C. Breckinridge (1821), Joseph Cornell (1903), Lois McMaster Bujold (1949), and Ralph Bunche (1904).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, Charles J. Guiteau ranks 200Before him are Jay Rockefeller (1937), Leon Panetta (1938), Kamehameha V (1830), Elizabeth Monroe (1768), Lawrence Eagleburger (1930), and Babushka Lady (1930). After him are John C. Breckinridge (1821), George Koval (1913), Kamehameha IV (1834), Garret Hobart (1844), Black Hawk (1767), and David Duke (1950).