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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 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 6,264,023 page views. His biography is available in 123 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 118 in 2019). Franklin Pierce is the 1,266th most popular politician (up from 1,364th in 2019), the 401st most popular biography from United States (up from 458th in 2019) and the 52nd 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 1,266 out of 15,577Before him are Seonjo of Joseon, Carloman II, Fuxi, Agrippina the Elder, Emperor Kōkaku, and Maurice. After him are Isabella Clara Eugenia, Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, Archduchess Maria Anna of Austria, Louis, Dauphin of France, Cyaxares, and Jovian.

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Among people born in 1804, Franklin Pierce ranks 10Before him are Benjamin Disraeli, Emil Lenz, Wilhelm Eduard Weber, Allan Kardec, Mikhail Glinka, and Napoléon Louis Bonaparte. After him are Nathaniel Hawthorne, Richard Owen, Matthias Jakob Schleiden, John Deere, Mongkut, and Marie Taglioni. Among people deceased in 1869, Franklin Pierce ranks 3Before him are Hector Berlioz and Allan Kardec. After him are Alphonse de Lamartine, Jan Evangelista Purkyně, Ghalib, Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve, Johann Friedrich Overbeck, Antoine-Henri Jomini, Alexander Sergeyevich Menshikov, Thomas Graham, and Carl Loewe.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Franklin Pierce ranks 401 out of 18,182Before him are Jodie Foster (1962), Brian De Palma (1940), Michael Clarke Duncan (1957), Dianne Wiest (1946), Paul Ekman (1934), and Sydney Pollack (1934). After him are Sylvia Plath (1932), Howard Gardner (1943), J. Paul Getty (1892), Stevie Wonder (1950), Joseph Smith (1805), and Paul Walker (1973).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, Franklin Pierce ranks 52Before him are Dick Cheney (1941), William Jennings Bryan (1860), James A. Garfield (1831), Jefferson Davis (1808), Zachary Taylor (1784), and Henry Clay (1777). After him are William McKinley (1843), Millard Fillmore (1800), Colin Powell (1937), John Tyler (1790), Rutherford B. Hayes (1822), and Sarah Palin (1964).