George Washington

1732 - 1799

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George Washington (February 22, 1732 – December 14, 1799) was an American Founding Father, military officer, and politician who served as the first president of the United States from 1789 to 1797. Appointed by the Second Continental Congress as commander of the Continental Army in 1775, Washington led Patriot forces to victory in the American Revolutionary War and then served as president of the Constitutional Convention in 1787, which drafted the current Constitution of the United States. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George Washington has received more than 53,057,723 page views. His biography is available in 198 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 189 in 2019). George Washington is the 90th most popular politician (down from 87th in 2019), the 34th most popular biography from United States (down from 27th in 2019) and the 18th most popular American Politician.

George Washington was the first president of the United States. He is most famous for leading the Continental Army to victory in the American Revolutionary War.

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Among politicians, George Washington ranks 90 out of 19,576Before him are Nebuchadnezzar II, Giuseppe Garibaldi, Hurrem Sultan, Ronald Reagan, Kim Il-sung, and Napoleon III. After him are Trajan, Hirohito, Leonid Brezhnev, Ashoka, Mary II of England, and Philip II of Spain.

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Among people born in 1732, George Washington ranks 2Before him is Joseph Haydn. After him are Jean-Honoré Fragonard, Stanisław August Poniatowski, Pierre Beaumarchais, Jacques Necker, Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach, Jérôme Lalande, Adélaïde of France, Johann Christoph Adelung, Richard Arkwright, and Abbas III. Among people deceased in 1799, George Washington ranks 1After him are Qianlong Emperor, Pope Pius VI, Maria Gaetana Agnesi, Pierre Beaumarchais, Tipu Sultan, Joseph Black, Lazzaro Spallanzani, Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, Horace Bénédict de Saussure, Victoire of France, and Heshen.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, George Washington ranks 34 out of 20,380Before him are John F. Kennedy (1917), Neil Armstrong (1930), Benjamin Franklin (1706), Eleanor Roosevelt (1884), Ronald Reagan (1911), and Pocahontas (1595). After him are Ernest Hemingway (1899), Walt Disney (1901), Lee Harvey Oswald (1939), H. P. Lovecraft (1890), Aretha Franklin (1942), and Al Pacino (1940).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, George Washington ranks 18Before him are Joe Biden (1942), Franklin Pierce (1804), Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882), John F. Kennedy (1917), Benjamin Franklin (1706), and Ronald Reagan (1911). After him are Harry S. Truman (1884), Bernie Sanders (1941), Al Gore (1948), Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890), George W. Bush (1946), and George H. W. Bush (1924).