Franklin D. Roosevelt

1882 - 1945

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Franklin Delano Roosevelt (January 30, 1882 – April 12, 1945), commonly known by his initials FDR, was an American politician who served as the 32nd president of the United States from 1933 until his death in 1945. The longest serving U.S. president, he is the only president to have served more than two terms. His initial two terms were centered on combating the Great Depression, while his third and fourth saw him shift his focus to America's involvement in World War II. A member of the prominent Delano and Roosevelt families, Roosevelt was elected to the New York State Senate from 1911 to 1913 and was then the assistant secretary of the Navy under President Woodrow Wilson during World War I. Roosevelt was James M. Cox's running mate on the Democratic Party's ticket in the 1920 U.S. presidential election, but Cox lost to Republican nominee Warren G. Harding. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Franklin D. Roosevelt has received more than 48,773,082 page views. His biography is available in 170 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 164 in 2019). Franklin D. Roosevelt is the 66th most popular politician (down from 48th in 2019), the 27th most popular biography from United States (down from 13th in 2019) and the 14th most popular American Politician.

Franklin D. Roosevelt was the 32nd president of the United States, serving from 1933 to 1945. He was elected four times and is the only president in American history to be elected to more than two terms. He led the United States through the Great Depression and World War II.

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Among politicians, Franklin D. Roosevelt ranks 66 out of 19,576Before him are Marcus Aurelius, Queen Victoria, Franklin Pierce, Frederick the Great, Richard I of England, and Selim II. After him are John F. Kennedy, Leon Trotsky, Fidel Castro, Nikita Khrushchev, Francis II, Holy Roman Emperor, and Benjamin Franklin.

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Among people born in 1882, Franklin D. Roosevelt ranks 1After him are Igor Stravinsky, James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden, Wilhelm Keitel, Georges Braque, Max Born, Sigrid Undset, Georgi Dimitrov, Emmy Noether, and Abdullah I of Jordan. Among people deceased in 1945, Franklin D. Roosevelt ranks 3Before him are Adolf Hitler, and Benito Mussolini. After him are Anne Frank, Heinrich Himmler, Joseph Goebbels, Eva Braun, Martin Bormann, Béla Bartók, Fedor von Bock, Anton Webern, and Ernst Cassirer.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Franklin D. Roosevelt ranks 27 out of 20,380Before him are Malcolm X (1925), Bruce Lee (1940), Joe Biden (1942), Grace Kelly (1929), Franklin Pierce (1804), and Elvis Presley (1935). After him are John F. Kennedy (1917), Neil Armstrong (1930), Benjamin Franklin (1706), Eleanor Roosevelt (1884), Ronald Reagan (1911), and Pocahontas (1595).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, Franklin D. Roosevelt ranks 14Before him are Andrew Johnson (1808), Martin Van Buren (1782), Ulysses S. Grant (1822), James K. Polk (1795), Joe Biden (1942), and Franklin Pierce (1804). After him are John F. Kennedy (1917), Benjamin Franklin (1706), Ronald Reagan (1911), George Washington (1732), Harry S. Truman (1884), and Bernie Sanders (1941).