Elihu B. Washburne

1816 - 1887

Photo of Elihu B. Washburne

Icon of person Elihu B. Washburne

Elihu Benjamin Washburne (September 23, 1816 – October 22, 1887) was an American politician and diplomat. A member of the Washburn family, which played a prominent role in the early formation of the United States Republican Party, he served as a congressman from Illinois before and during the American Civil War. He was a political ally of President Abraham Lincoln and General (later President) Ulysses S. Grant. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Elihu B. Washburne has received more than 229,601 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia. Elihu B. Washburne is the 16,463rd most popular politician (down from 15,538th in 2019), the 9,865th most popular biography from United States (up from 10,225th in 2019) and the 641st most popular American Politician.

Memorability Metrics

  • 230k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 43.82

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 23

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.44

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.80

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Elihu B. Washburnes by language

Over the past year Elihu B. Washburne has had the most page views in the with 25,977 views, followed by Chinese (2,811), and French (1,506). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Belarusian (67.07%), Ukrainian (48.94%), and Egyptian Arabic (45.69%)


Among politicians, Elihu B. Washburne ranks 16,463 out of 19,576Before him are James Scullin, Alexander Acosta, José Montilla, Panagiotis Poulitsas, Richard Rush, and Cheick Modibo Diarra. After him are Aileen Baviera, Pieter Omtzigt, Mohamed Brahmi, Sergey Baburin, Richard Shelby, and Clemente Yerovi.

Most Popular Politicians in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


Among people born in 1816, Elihu B. Washburne ranks 57Before him are Morrison Waite, Filippo Parlatore, Priscilla Cooper Tyler, Manuel Murillo Toro, William Sterndale Bennett, and Johan Sverdrup. After him are Nathaniel P. Banks, George Henry Thomas, and Charlotte Cushman. Among people deceased in 1887, Elihu B. Washburne ranks 61Before him are August Spies, Semyon Nadson, Henry Ward Beecher, Joachim IV of Constantinople, Albert Parsons, and Balfour Stewart. After him are George Alexander Macfarren, Alfred Domett, Dinah Craik, Robert M. T. Hunter, and Daniel Manning.

Others Born in 1816

Go to all Rankings

Others Deceased in 1887

Go to all Rankings

In United States

Among people born in United States, Elihu B. Washburne ranks 9,865 out of 20,380Before him are Neal Morse (1960), Anna J. Cooper (1858), Walter Bahr (1927), Aldo Donelli (1907), Anna J. Harrison (1912), and Alison Brie (1982). After him are Dick Cavett (1936), Sylvia Robinson (1935), Bud Luckey (1934), Andy Weir (1972), George Lynch (1954), and John Debney (1956).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, Elihu B. Washburne ranks 641Before him are Peter G. Peterson (1926), John Kasich (1952), Rebecca Latimer Felton (1835), Spark Matsunaga (1916), Alexander Acosta (1969), and Richard Rush (1780). After him are Richard Shelby (1934), Tenskwatawa (1775), Charles Colson (1931), Edward Givens (1930), Rand Paul (1963), and Oliver Otis Howard (1830).