George Hearst

1820 - 1891

George Hearst

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 1,423,955 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 12,749th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, George Hearst ranks 12,638 out of 14,801Before him are Carmen Calvo Poyato, Juhan Parts, John Ashcroft, John Adams Dix, Han Duck-soo, and D. M. Jayaratne. After him are Roberto Maroni, Frank Forde, Aigars Kalvītis, Fazal Ilahi Chaudhry, George Tenet, and Gray Davis.

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Among people born in 1820, George Hearst ranks 55Before him are Victor Puiseux, Carolina Coronado, Juan N. Méndez, Juan Crisóstomo Falcón, Elisha Kent Kane, and John F. Reynolds.  Among people deceased in 1891, George Hearst ranks 82Before him are Joseph Roumanille, Nikolay Ilminsky, Calixa Lavallée, Charles Bradlaugh, Alphonso Taft, and George Bancroft.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, George Hearst ranks 7,104 out of 12,171Before him are Sean Michaels (1958), Jonah Falcon (1970), Leelee Sobieski (1983), Tina Knowles (1954), Bam Bam Bigelow (1961), and John Ashcroft (1942). After him are Jenna Elfman (1971), Travis Barker (1975), Carl Foreman (1914), Richard Gant (1944), Jack Johnson (1975), and Patton Oswalt (1969).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, George Hearst ranks 473Before him are Lester Bird (1938), Levi Lincoln Sr. (1749), Mike Gravel (1930), Sam Webb (1945), Hugo Black (1886), and John Ashcroft (1942). After him are George Tenet (1953), Gray Davis (1942), Ann Richards (1933), Billy Cunningham (1943), Gene Okerlund (1942), and Oliver Otis Howard (1830).