Franklin Pierce

1804 - 1869

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Franklin Pierce (November 23, 1804 – October 8, 1869) was an American politician who served as the 14th president of the United States from 1853 to 1857. A northern Democrat who believed that the abolitionist movement was a fundamental threat to the nation's unity, he alienated anti-slavery groups by signing the Kansas–Nebraska Act and enforcing the Fugitive Slave Act. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Franklin Pierce has received more than 7,133,141 page views. His biography is available in 124 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 123 in 2019). Franklin Pierce is the 62nd most popular politician (up from 1,253rd in 2019), the 25th most popular biography from United States (up from 401st in 2019) and the 13th most popular American Politician.

Franklin Pierce was the 14th president of the United States. He served from 1853 to 1857. He is most famous for serving as president during the Kansas-Nebraska Act, which led to the Civil War.

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Among politicians, Franklin Pierce ranks 62 out of 19,576Before him are Sargon of Akkad, Muammar Gaddafi, Hannibal, Joe Biden, Marcus Aurelius, and Queen Victoria. After him are Frederick the Great, Richard I of England, Selim II, Franklin D. Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, and Leon Trotsky.

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Among people born in 1804, Franklin Pierce ranks 1After him are George Sand, Ludwig Feuerbach, Johann Strauss I, Napoléon Louis Bonaparte, Benjamin Disraeli, Wilhelm Eduard Weber, Emil Lenz, Allan Kardec, Matthias Jakob Schleiden, Mongkut, and Mikhail Glinka. Among people deceased in 1869, Franklin Pierce ranks 1After him are Hector Berlioz, Alphonse de Lamartine, Ghalib, Allan Kardec, Jan Evangelista Purkyně, Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve, Johann Friedrich Overbeck, Hijikata Toshizō, Alexander Sergeyevich Menshikov, Thomas Graham, and Antoine-Henri Jomini.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Franklin Pierce ranks 25 out of 20,380Before him are Martin Scorsese (1942), James K. Polk (1795), Malcolm X (1925), Bruce Lee (1940), Joe Biden (1942), and Grace Kelly (1929). After him are Elvis Presley (1935), Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882), John F. Kennedy (1917), Neil Armstrong (1930), Benjamin Franklin (1706), and Eleanor Roosevelt (1884).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, Franklin Pierce ranks 13Before him are Hillary Clinton (1947), Andrew Johnson (1808), Martin Van Buren (1782), Ulysses S. Grant (1822), James K. Polk (1795), and Joe Biden (1942). After him are Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882), John F. Kennedy (1917), Benjamin Franklin (1706), Ronald Reagan (1911), George Washington (1732), and Harry S. Truman (1884).