Dred Scott

1795 - 1858

Dred Scott

Dred Scott (c. 1799 – September 17, 1858) was an enslaved African American man in the United States who unsuccessfully sued for his freedom and that of his wife and their two daughters in the Dred Scott v. Sandford case of 1857, popularly known as the "Dred Scott case". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Dred Scott has received more than 2,126,489 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 3,074th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Dred Scott ranks 3,052 out of 14,801Before him are Sergey Bubka, Thaïs, Wilhelmine of Prussia, Queen of the Netherlands, Souphanouvong, Bahram I, and François Leclerc du Tremblay. After him are Prince George of Greece and Denmark, César Gaviria, Parashurama, Harald Gille, Charles III, Duke of Lorraine, and Joan Clarke.

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Among people born in 1795, Dred Scott ranks 12Before him are Thomas Carlyle, Friedlieb Ferdinand Runge, Antonio José de Sucre, Pavel Jozef Šafárik, Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg, and Alexander Griboyedov. After him are Ernst Heinrich Weber, Gabriel Lamé, Saverio Mercadante, Ary Scheffer, John William Polidori, and Vincent Pallotti. Among people deceased in 1858, Dred Scott ranks 11Before him are Robert Brown, Matthew C. Perry, Karl Thomas Mozart, Coenraad Jacob Temminck, Johannes Peter Müller, and Anton Diabelli. After him are Aimé Bonpland, John Snow, Joseph Karl Stieler, Princess Margaretha of Saxony, Carl Gustaf Mosander, and Aloys II, Prince of Liechtenstein.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Dred Scott ranks 978 out of 12,171Before him are Alan J. Heeger (1936), Kris Kristofferson (1936), Chester Bennington (1976), Kevin Kline (1947), Chris Isaak (1956), and Bubba Smith (1945). After him are Cornelius Vanderbilt (1794), Wallace Carothers (1896), Irving Stone (1903), Peggy Guggenheim (1898), Michael Moore (1954), and Francis Peyton Rous (1879).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, Dred Scott ranks 76Before him are Joseph McCarthy (1908), Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. (1888), John Sherman (1823), Bill de Blasio (1961), Nancy Pelosi (1940), and Barbara Bush (1925). After him are Éamon de Valera (1882), Mark Felt (1913), Michael Bloomberg (1942), Mike Pence (1959), Harvey Milk (1930), and Steve Bannon (null).