Eunice Kennedy Shriver

1921 - 2009

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Eunice Mary Kennedy Shriver (July 10, 1921 – August 11, 2009) was an American philanthropist and a member of the Kennedy family. She was the founder of the Special Olympics, a sports organization for persons with physical and intellectual disabilities. For her efforts on behalf of the disabled, Shriver was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1984. She was a sister of U.S. President John F. Kennedy, U.S. Senators Robert F. Kennedy and Edward Kennedy, Rosemary Kennedy, and U.S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Eunice Kennedy Shriver has received more than 4,428,978 page views. Her biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Eunice Kennedy Shriver is the 6,733rd most popular politician (up from 7,235th in 2019), the 2,373rd most popular biography from United States (up from 2,411th in 2019) and the 143rd most popular American Politician.

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Among politicians, Eunice Kennedy Shriver ranks 6,733 out of 15,710Before her are Peter Mutharika, Emperor Cheng of Jin, Wilhelm Marr, Manuel Fraga, Odo III, Duke of Burgundy, and David Sassoli. After her are Mikołaj "the Red" Radziwiłł, Masayoshi Ōhira, Prince Carl Bernadotte, Roman of Bulgaria, George William, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg, and Moshoeshoe II of Lesotho.

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Among people born in 1921, Eunice Kennedy Shriver ranks 121Before her are Alex Haley, Nobuo Matsunaga, James Whitmore, César Baldaccini, Gavriil Ilizarov, and Heinz G. Konsalik. After her are Neslişah Sultan, Jaroslav Drobný, Deanna Durbin, Anne Golon, Abe Vigoda, and Kisshomaru Ueshiba. Among people deceased in 2009, Eunice Kennedy Shriver ranks 87Before her are Alicia de Larrocha, Jack Kemp, Tavo Burat, James Whitmore, Claude Berri, and Susanna Agnelli. After her are Pat Hingle, Brittany Murphy, Edward Schillebeeckx, Vasily Aksyonov, Félix Malloum, and Hélio Gracie.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Eunice Kennedy Shriver ranks 2,373 out of 15,968Before her are Michael Phelps (1985), Charles Martin Hall (1863), Anna Moffo (1932), Carol Gilligan (1936), Emma Stone (1988), and Jeffrey C. Hall (1945). After her are Lee Hazlewood (1929), Howard Fast (1914), Paul Sorvino (1939), Voltairine de Cleyre (1866), Melissa McBride (1965), and Fiorello H. La Guardia (1882).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, Eunice Kennedy Shriver ranks 143Before her are Oliver Winchester (1810), Jay Rockefeller (1937), Maxwell D. Taylor (1901), George Wallace (1919), William Joyce (1906), and John Connally (1917). After her are Fiorello H. La Guardia (1882), Gall (1840), John Lewis (1940), Lew Wallace (1827), Elizabeth Warren (1949), and Nicholas Murray Butler (1862).