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Franklin Pierce

1804 - 1869

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Franklin Pierce (November 23, 1804 – October 8, 1869) was the 14th president of the United States, serving from 1853 to 1857. A northern Democrat who believed that the abolitionist movement was a fundamental threat to the unity of the nation, he alienated anti-slavery groups by supporting and signing the Kansas–Nebraska Act and enforcing the Fugitive Slave Act, yet these efforts failed to stem conflict between North and South. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Franklin Pierce has received more than 5,108,919 page views. His biography is available in 118 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 114 in 2019). Franklin Pierce is the 1,366th most popular politician (down from 1,281st in 2019), the 458th most popular biography from United States (down from 384th in 2019) and the 56th 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

Among politicians, Franklin Pierce ranks 1,366 out of 15,710Before him are Franz Joseph II, Prince of Liechtenstein, Randal Cremer, Yuan Shao, Stephen V of Hungary, Mohammed Zahir Shah, and Alexei Rykov. After him are William McKinley, Ernst Thälmann, Ladislaus IV of Hungary, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Algirdas, and Warren G. Harding.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1804, Franklin Pierce ranks 11Before him are Wilhelm Eduard Weber, Benjamin Disraeli, Emil Lenz, Napoléon Louis Bonaparte, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Allan Kardec. After him are Mongkut, Richard Owen, Marie Taglioni, John Deere, Carl Gustav Jacob Jacobi, and Eugène Sue. Among people deceased in 1869, Franklin Pierce ranks 4Before him are Hector Berlioz, Alphonse de Lamartine, and Allan Kardec. After him are Ghalib, Jan Evangelista Purkyně, Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve, Johann Friedrich Overbeck, Hijikata Toshizō, Antoine-Henri Jomini, Prince Leopold, Duke of Brabant, and Thomas Graham.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Franklin Pierce ranks 458 out of 15,968Before him are Jessica Lange (1949), Sidney Poitier (1927), Louis Zamperini (1917), William S. Burroughs (1914), Jared Diamond (1937), and Edgar Cayce (1877). After him are William McKinley (1843), Warren G. Harding (1865), John Coltrane (1926), James Coburn (1928), Louisa May Alcott (1832), and Kim Basinger (1953).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, Franklin Pierce ranks 56Before him are John Quincy Adams (1767), Jim Mattis (1950), Jefferson Davis (1808), James Buchanan (1791), Boris Johnson (1964), and Crazy Horse (1840). After him are William McKinley (1843), Warren G. Harding (1865), Sarah Palin (1964), Millard Fillmore (1800), Rutherford B. Hayes (1822), and Nancy Pelosi (1940).