Colin Powell

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Colin Luther Powell ( KOH-lin; April 5, 1937 – October 18, 2021) was an American politician, statesman, diplomat, and United States Army officer who served as the 65th United States Secretary of State from 2001 to 2005. He was the first African-American Secretary of State. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Colin Powell has received more than 11,641,011 page views. His biography is available in 58 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 56 in 2019). Colin Powell is the 2,742nd most popular politician (down from 2,166th in 2019), the 908th most popular biography from United States (down from 678th in 2019) and the 77th most popular American Politician.

Colin Powell is most famous for his military career, where he served as a four-star general in the United States Army, and as the 65th United States Secretary of State.

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Among politicians, Colin Powell ranks 2,742 out of 15,710Before him are Agis IV, Ernest Augustus, King of Hanover, Léon Gambetta, Cecrops I, Albert Frederick, Duke of Prussia, and Philip I, Landgrave of Hesse. After him are Taharqa, John William Friso, Prince of Orange, Mozaffar ad-Din Shah Qajar, Julius Schreck, Apepi, and Mentuhotep I.

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Among people born in 1937, Colin Powell ranks 42Before him are Robert Coleman Richardson, David Hockney, Richard Møller Nielsen, Gennady Yanayev, Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga, and Thomas Pynchon. After him are Vladimir Ashkenazy, Robert Lucas Jr., Avram Hershko, Jacques Santer, Paolo Conte, and Andrei Konchalovsky.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Colin Powell ranks 908 out of 15,968Before him are Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807), Hermann Joseph Muller (1890), Baruch Samuel Blumberg (1925), Solomon Northup (1808), Glenn T. Seaborg (1912), and Tom Waits (1949). After him are Lynn Margulis (1938), Robert A. Dahl (1915), Harry Dean Stanton (1926), George F. Kennan (1904), Melvin Schwartz (1932), and Willie Nelson (1933).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, Colin Powell ranks 77Before him are Gina Haspel (1956), John Kerry (1943), Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. (1888), Barbara Bush (1925), John Sherman (1823), and Eliot Ness (1903). After him are Éamon de Valera (1882), Dred Scott (1795), John Foster Dulles (1888), Hiram Bingham III (1875), Allen Dulles (1893), and Mike Pence (1959).