Franklin Pierce

1804 - 1869

Franklin Pierce

Franklin Pierce (November 23, 1804 – October 8, 1869) was the 14th president of the United States (1853–1857), a northern Democrat who saw the abolitionist movement as 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 he failed to stem conflict between North and South, setting the stage for Southern secession and the American Civil War. Pierce was born in New Hampshire; he served in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate until his resignation in 1842. His private law practice was a success, and he was appointed New Hampshire's U.S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Franklin Pierce has received more than 3,987,739 page views. His biography is available in 114 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 1,288th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Franklin Pierce ranks 1,282 out of 14,801Before him are Alfonso V of Aragon, Hussein bin Ali, Sharif of Mecca, Alexios IV Angelos, Abaqa Khan, Zog I of Albania, and Wenceslaus II of Bohemia. After him are Muawiya II, Pyotr Stolypin, Claudia Octavia, Ernst Thälmann, George II of Greece, and Sunjong of Korea.

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Among people born in 1804, Franklin Pierce ranks 10Before him are Wilhelm Eduard Weber, Mikhail Glinka, Emil Lenz, Benjamin Disraeli, Napoléon Louis Bonaparte, and Nathaniel Hawthorne. After him are Mongkut, Richard Owen, Carl Gustav Jacob Jacobi, Allan Kardec, Eugène Sue, and Marie Taglioni. Among people deceased in 1869, Franklin Pierce ranks 3Before him are Hector Berlioz and Alphonse de Lamartine. After him are Jan Evangelista Purkyně, Allan Kardec, Ghalib, Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve, Johann Friedrich Overbeck, Hijikata Toshizō, Thomas Graham, Carl Reichenbach, and Carl Loewe.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Franklin Pierce ranks 384 out of 12,171Before him are Sharon Stone (1958), Charlie Parker (1920), Milton H. Erickson (1901), Eminem (1972), Jerome Bruner (1915), and Alvin Toffler (1928). After him are John Dillinger (1903), Jack Lemmon (1925), Percy Williams Bridgman (1882), William McKinley (1843), Tennessee Williams (1911), and Harold Lloyd (1893).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, Franklin Pierce ranks 51Before him are Grover Cleveland (1837), Zachary Taylor (1784), Crazy Horse (1840), Millard Fillmore (1800), Warren G. Harding (1865), and Joe Biden (1942). After him are William McKinley (1843), Jim Mattis (1950), Benjamin Harrison (1833), Bernie Sanders (1941), Jefferson Davis (1808), and James Buchanan (1791).