Elbridge Gerry

1744 - 1814

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Elbridge Gerry (; July 17, 1744 (OS July 6, 1744) – November 23, 1814) was an American Founding Father, politician, and diplomat who served as the fifth vice president of the United States under President James Madison from 1813 until his death in 1814. The political practice of gerrymandering is named after him. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Elbridge Gerry has received more than 934,878 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). Elbridge Gerry is the 7,598th most popular politician (down from 6,964th in 2019), the 2,701st most popular biography from United States (down from 2,297th in 2019) and the 161st most popular American Politician.

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Among politicians, Elbridge Gerry ranks 7,598 out of 15,710Before him are Charles IV of Anjou, Walid Jumblatt, Albert Azzo II, Margrave of Milan, Princess Carolina of Orange-Nassau, Pascal Lissouba, and Areus II. After him are Godepert, Malik Shah, Verina, Infanta Alicia, Duchess of Calabria, Camille Huysmans, and Giuseppe Pella.

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Among people born in 1744, Elbridge Gerry ranks 11Before him are Pierre Méchain, Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Karl Theodor Anton Maria von Dalberg, Abigail Adams, Johann Christian Polycarp Erxleben, and Infanta Maria Josefa of Spain. After him are Marianna Martines, Prince Charles of Hesse-Kassel, Gaspar Melchor de Jovellanos, Conrad Moench, Giacomo Quarenghi, and Samuel Gottlieb Gmelin. Among people deceased in 1814, Elbridge Gerry ranks 15Before him are Charles-Joseph, 7th Prince of Ligne, Frederick Christian II, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Augustenburg, Louis François Joseph, Prince of Conti, Louis-Sébastien Mercier, Gustaf Mauritz Armfelt, and Aleijadinho. After him are Matthew Flinders, William Howe, 5th Viscount Howe, Georg Joseph Vogler, Arthur Phillip, Guillaume-Antoine Olivier, and Gilbert Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound, 1st Earl of Minto.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Elbridge Gerry ranks 2,701 out of 15,968Before him are Linda Kozlowski (1958), Terry Crews (1968), James E. Webb (1906), Matthew Modine (1959), David Soul (1943), and Benjamin West (1738). After him are Nikki Sixx (1958), William C. Durant (1861), Michael Kamen (1948), Tom Savini (1946), Joe Rosenthal (1911), and Betty Grable (1916).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, Elbridge Gerry ranks 161Before him are Clyde Tolson (1900), Lynne Cheney (1941), Jeb Bush (1953), Paul Bremer (1941), James Baker (1930), and James E. Webb (1906). After him are John C. Calhoun (1782), Kamehameha III (1814), Kaʻahumanu (1768), David Duke (1950), Harry Dexter White (1892), and Mangas Coloradas (1792).