Charles Sumner

1811 - 1874

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Charles Sumner (January 6, 1811 – March 11, 1874) was an American lawyer, politician, and statesman who represented Massachusetts in the United States Senate from 1851 until his death in 1874. Before and during the American Civil War, he was a leading American advocate for the abolition of slavery. He chaired the Senate Foreign Relations Committee from 1861 to 1871, until he lost the position following a dispute with President Ulysses S. Grant over the attempted annexation of Santo Domingo. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles Sumner has received more than 1,891,725 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Charles Sumner is the 16,242nd most popular politician (down from 14,648th in 2019), the 9,418th most popular biography from United States (down from 8,275th in 2019) and the 606th most popular American Politician.

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Among politicians, Charles Sumner ranks 16,242 out of 19,576Before him are Müfide İlhan, Dietmar Bartsch, Amos Sawyer, Kadri Simson, George Germain, 1st Viscount Sackville, and George van Rossem. After him are Nagamichi Kuroda, Ceolwulf of Northumbria, Leonid Slutsky, Manohar Joshi, Fabian Picardo, and Dimitris Avramopoulos.

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Among people born in 1811, Charles Sumner ranks 71Before him are Luis González-Bravo y López de Arjona, Karl Ludwig Littrow, Juan Bautista Ceballos, Diomidis Kyriakos, William Henry Harvey, and Francisco Javier Zaldúa. After him are Hugh Edwin Strickland, William Bell Scott, John Lawrence, 1st Baron Lawrence, George Caleb Bingham, Thomas C. Jerdon, and George Gilbert Scott. Among people deceased in 1874, Charles Sumner ranks 57Before him are Barthélémy de Theux de Meylandt, Robert Edmond Grant, Vítězslav Hálek, Richard Thomas Lowe, Maksymilian Gierymski, and Adolfo Ballivián. After him is Francis Walker.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Charles Sumner ranks 9,418 out of 20,380Before him are Clyde Lovellette (1929), James Young (1872), Dallas Long (1940), Doug Yule (1947), Jim Hall (1935), and Danny Carey (1961). After him are Edward S. Holden (1846), Buddy Miles (1947), Joe Fulks (1921), Elsie Janis (1889), Daniel Barringer (1860), and George Beauchamp (1899).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, Charles Sumner ranks 606Before him are William H. Webster (1924), Jim Ross (1952), Gary Hart (1936), James Skivring Smith (1825), Frank Murkowski (1933), and Michael Flynn (1958). After him are Benjamin Harrison V (1726), Bob Avakian (1943), Herbert H. Lehman (1878), William H. McRaven (1955), Mary Harrison McKee (1858), and Gary Johnson (1953).