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Colin Powell

1937 - 2021

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Colin Luther Powell ( KOHL-in; 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 12,494,838 page views. His biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 58 in 2019). Colin Powell is the 1,352nd most popular politician (up from 2,738th in 2019), the 420th most popular biography from United States (up from 907th in 2019) and the 55th 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 1,352 out of 15,577Before him are Karolos Papoulias, John V Palaiologos, Aristide Briand, Horst Köhler, Ferdinand III of Castile, and Frederick I of Denmark. After him are John Tyler, Anne Neville, Psamtik I, Critias, Emmanuel Macron, and Seljuk.

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Among people born in 1937, Colin Powell ranks 18Before him are Bobby Charlton, Queen Sonja of Norway, Boris Spassky, Queen Paola of Belgium, Vanessa Redgrave, and Martti Ahtisaari. After him are Madeleine Albright, Egon Krenz, Mengistu Haile Mariam, Ahmed Yassin, Warren Beatty, and Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. Among people deceased in 2021, Colin Powell ranks 16Before him are Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Desmond Tutu, Christopher Plummer, Abolhassan Banisadr, Roh Tae-woo, and Karolos Papoulias. After him are F. W. de Klerk, Raffaella Carrà, Marie, Princess of Liechtenstein, Bernie Madoff, Betty White, and Aaron T. Beck.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Colin Powell ranks 420 out of 18,182Before him are Tom Clancy (1947), Millard Fillmore (1800), Black Dahlia (1924), Gertrude Stein (1874), Dwayne Johnson (1972), and Harold Ramis (1944). After him are Alexander Calder (1898), John Tyler (1790), Israel Kamakawiwoʻole (1959), Albert Fish (1870), William G. Morgan (1870), and Caitlyn Jenner (1949).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, Colin Powell ranks 55Before him are Jefferson Davis (1808), Zachary Taylor (1784), Henry Clay (1777), Franklin Pierce (1804), William McKinley (1843), and Millard Fillmore (1800). After him are John Tyler (1790), Rutherford B. Hayes (1822), Sarah Palin (1964), Chester A. Arthur (1829), Crazy Horse (1840), and John Kerry (1943).