Crazy Horse

1840 - 1877

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Crazy Horse (Lakota: Tȟašúŋke Witkó; IPA: [tχaˈʃʊ̃kɛ witˈkɔ], lit. ''His-Horse-Is-Crazy''); (c. 1840 – September 5, 1877) was a Lakota war leader of the Oglala band in the 19th century. He took up arms against the United States federal government to fight against encroachment by white American settlers on Native American territory and to preserve the traditional way of life of the Lakota people. His participation in several famous battles of the Black Hills War on the northern Great Plains, among them the Fetterman Fight in 1866 in which he acted as a decoy and the Battle of the Little Bighorn in 1876 in which he led a war party to victory, earned him great respect from both his enemies and his own people. In September 1877, four months after surrendering to U.S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Crazy Horse has received more than 3,455,202 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia. Crazy Horse is the 1,308th most popular politician (down from 1,228th in 2019), the 432nd most popular biography from United States (down from 361st in 2019) and the 55th most popular American Politician.

Crazy Horse was a Lakota Sioux warrior who fought in the Battle of Little Bighorn in 1876. Crazy Horse was killed at the Battle of the Little Bighorn on September 5, 1877.

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Among politicians, Crazy Horse ranks 1,308 out of 15,710Before him are Gudea, Stephen, King of England, Zog I of Albania, Publius Cornelius Scipio, Wenceslaus III of Bohemia, and Khosrow II. After him are Emperor Kōmei, Baldwin V of Jerusalem, Alaric II, John VII Palaiologos, Minamoto no Yoritomo, and Sogdianus of Persia.

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Among people born in 1840, Crazy Horse ranks 11Before him are Murad V, Victoria, Princess Royal, Alphonse Daudet, Odilon Redon, Ernst Abbe, and Carlota of Mexico. After him are Edward Drinker Cope, John Boyd Dunlop, Carl Menger, Father Damien, Thomas Hardy, and August Bebel. Among people deceased in 1877, Crazy Horse ranks 6Before him are Gustave Courbet, Brigham Young, Adolphe Thiers, Saigō Takamori, and Urbain Le Verrier. After him are Henry Fox Talbot, Maria Anna of Bavaria, Amalie Auguste of Bavaria, Sophie of Württemberg, Cornelius Vanderbilt, and Ludwig Ritter von Köchel.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Crazy Horse ranks 432 out of 15,968Before him are Dean Martin (1917), Ernest Borgnine (1917), Bryan Cranston (1956), Jack Lemmon (1925), Glen Campbell (1936), and Black Dahlia (1924). After him are Alfred Kinsey (1894), Lauren Bacall (1924), Terry Gilliam (1940), Sylvia Plath (1932), Jennifer Aniston (1969), and Stanley Cohen (1922).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, Crazy Horse ranks 55Before him are Henry Clay (1777), John Quincy Adams (1767), Jim Mattis (1950), Jefferson Davis (1808), James Buchanan (1791), and Boris Johnson (1964). After him are Franklin Pierce (1804), William McKinley (1843), Warren G. Harding (1865), Sarah Palin (1964), Millard Fillmore (1800), and Rutherford B. Hayes (1822).