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Franklin D. Roosevelt

1882 - 1945

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Franklin Delano Roosevelt ( DEL-ə-noh ROH-zə-velt, -⁠vəlt; January 30, 1882 – April 12, 1945), often referred to by his initials FDR, was an American politician and lawyer who served as the 32nd president of the United States from 1933 until his death in 1945. As the leader 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 41,218,889 page views. His biography is available in 164 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 154 in 2019). Franklin D. Roosevelt is the 49th most popular politician (up from 76th in 2019), the 13th most popular biography from United States (up from 26th in 2019) and the 5th 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 49 out of 15,577Before him are Pericles, Maria Theresa, Ulysses S. Grant, Nero, Leon Trotsky, and Peter the Great. After him are Angela Merkel, Saddam Hussein, Boris Yeltsin, Nebuchadnezzar II, Nikita Khrushchev, and Marcus Aurelius.

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Among people born in 1882, Franklin D. Roosevelt ranks 1After him are Igor Stravinsky, James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, Wilhelm Keitel, Georges Braque, Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden, Sigrid Undset, Lili Elbe, Wilhelm, German Crown Prince, Georgi Dimitrov, and Max Born. Among people deceased in 1945, Franklin D. Roosevelt ranks 3Before him are Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini. After him are Anne Frank, Heinrich Himmler, Eva Braun, Joseph Goebbels, Martin Bormann, Béla Bartók, Thomas Hunt Morgan, Fedor von Bock, and Walter Model.

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Among people born in United States, Franklin D. Roosevelt ranks 13 out of 18,182Before him are Abraham Lincoln (1809), Marilyn Monroe (1926), Neil Armstrong (1930), Sylvester Stallone (1946), Grace Kelly (1929), and Ulysses S. Grant (1822). After him are Malcolm X (1925), Steven Spielberg (1946), Martin Van Buren (1782), Benjamin Franklin (1706), John F. Kennedy (1917), and Elvis Presley (1935).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, Franklin D. Roosevelt ranks 5Before him are Thomas Jefferson (1743), Jimmy Carter (1924), Abraham Lincoln (1809), and Ulysses S. Grant (1822). After him are Martin Van Buren (1782), Benjamin Franklin (1706), John F. Kennedy (1917), James K. Polk (1795), Hillary Clinton (1947), Ronald Reagan (1911), and Joe Biden (1942).