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George Hearst

1820 - 1891

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George Hearst (September 3, 1820 – February 28, 1891) was an American businessman, miner, and politician. After growing up on a small farm in Missouri, he founded many mining operations, and is known for developing and expanding the Homestake Mine in the late 1870s in the Black Hills of South Dakota. In 1879, he listed it on the New York Stock Exchange and went on to other pursuits. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George Hearst has received more than 2,004,740 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). George Hearst is the 15,556th most popular politician (down from 13,319th in 2019), the 9,128th most popular biography from United States (down from 7,842nd in 2019) and the 587th most popular American Politician.

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Among politicians, George Hearst ranks 15,556 out of 15,577Before him are Georges Trombert, Ruth First, Alois Schnabel, Guram Kostava, Emil Jónsson, and Eric Williams. After him are Michael Manley, John J. Sullivan, Rand Paul, Pia Cramling, Ann Richards, and Werner Kogler.

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Among people born in 1820, George Hearst ranks 72Before him are Johannes Rebmann, Anton Josef Gruscha, John F. Reynolds, Henry Jarvis Raymond, Joaquim Manuel de Macedo, and Elisha Kent Kane. After him are Thomas Baines, Earl Van Dorn, George Grove, and Anthony W. Gardiner. Among people deceased in 1891, George Hearst ranks 97Before him are Pierre de Decker, George Bancroft, Emma Abbott, Charles Bradlaugh, Barbara Bodichon, and Joseph Bazalgette. After him are Ludvig Lorenz, Sarah Winnemucca, and William Windom.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, George Hearst ranks 9,128 out of 18,182Before him are Aurora Snow (1981), Jack Sholder (1945), Michael Ritchie (1938), Ryan Hurst (1976), Sean Murray (1977), and Walter Winchell (1897). After him are David Costabile (1967), John J. Sullivan (1959), Rand Paul (1963), Marisol Nichols (1973), David Brown (1916), and Ann Richards (1933).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, George Hearst ranks 587Before him are Eric Adams (1960), Gordon B. Hinckley (1910), Michael D. Griffin (1949), Robert Elswit (1950), Gouverneur Morris (1752), and William R. Day (1849). After him are John J. Sullivan (1959), Rand Paul (1963), Ann Richards (1933), Gary Johnson (1953), Gaylord Nelson (1916), and Mark Esper (1964).