Franklin D. Roosevelt

1882 - 1945

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Franklin Delano Roosevelt (, ROH-zə-velt; January 30, 1882 – April 12, 1945), often referred to by his initials FDR, was an American politician and attorney who served as the 32nd president of the United States from 1933 until his death in 1945. A member of the Democratic Party, he won a record four presidential elections and became a central figure in world events during the first half of the 20th century. Roosevelt directed the federal government during most of the Great Depression, implementing his New Deal domestic agenda in response to the worst economic crisis in U.S. history. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Franklin D. Roosevelt has received more than 35,536,199 page views. His biography is available in 154 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 151 in 2019). Franklin D. Roosevelt is the 76th most popular politician (up from 82nd in 2019), the 26th most popular biography from United States (down from 25th in 2019) and the 11th 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 76 out of 15,710Before him are Richard I of England, Nicolae Ceaușescu, Nikita Khrushchev, Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor, Selim II, and Napoleon III. After him are Theodosius I, Mary I of England, Mehmed the Conqueror, Louis XV of France, Osman I, and Selim I.

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Among people born in 1882, Franklin D. Roosevelt ranks 1After him are Igor Stravinsky, Virginia Woolf, James Joyce, Wilhelm Keitel, Georges Braque, Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden, Sigrid Undset, Georgi Dimitrov, Ion Antonescu, Günther von Kluge, and Edward Hopper. 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, Béla Bartók, Martin Bormann, Fedor von Bock, Walter Model, and Anton Webern.

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Among people born in United States, Franklin D. Roosevelt ranks 26 out of 15,968Before him are Benjamin Franklin (1706), Mark Twain (1835), Pocahontas (1595), Ronald Reagan (1911), Bruce Lee (1940), and Martin Scorsese (1942). After him are Walt Disney (1901), James K. Polk (1795), Michael Jackson (1958), Clint Eastwood (1930), F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896), and Charles Lindbergh (1902).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, Franklin D. Roosevelt ranks 11Before him are Abraham Lincoln (1809), Martin Van Buren (1782), John F. Kennedy (1917), Hillary Clinton (1947), Benjamin Franklin (1706), and Ronald Reagan (1911). After him are James K. Polk (1795), George Washington (1732), Richard Nixon (1913), George W. Bush (1946), Harry S. Truman (1884), and Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890).