George Washington

1732 - 1799

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George Washington (February 22, 1732 – December 14, 1799) was an American political leader, military general, statesman, and Founding Father who served as the first president of the United States from 1789 to 1797. Appointed by the Continental Congress as commander of the Continental Army, Washington led the Patriot forces to victory in the American Revolutionary War, and presided at the Constitutional Convention of 1787, which established the Constitution of the United States and a federal government. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George Washington has received more than 33,517,002 page views. His biography is available in 181 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 175 in 2019). George Washington is the 108th most popular politician (down from 69th in 2019), the 37th most popular biography from United States (down from 23rd in 2019) and the 13th 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 108 out of 15,710Before him are Herod the Great, Muammar Gaddafi, Hirohito, Philip IV of France, Xerxes I, and Claudius. After him are Isabella I of Castile, Pepin the Short, Murad III, Yasser Arafat, Mark Antony, and Kim Jong-il.

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

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In United States

Among people born in United States, George Washington ranks 37 out of 15,968Before him are F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896), Charles Lindbergh (1902), Al Pacino (1940), Bill Gates (1955), Cher (1946), and Eleanor Roosevelt (1884). After him are Howard Hughes (1905), Marlon Brando (1924), Charles Manson (1934), Wallis Simpson (1896), Stanley Kubrick (1928), and Andy Warhol (1928).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, George Washington ranks 13Before him are John F. Kennedy (1917), Hillary Clinton (1947), Benjamin Franklin (1706), Ronald Reagan (1911), Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882), and James K. Polk (1795). After him are Richard Nixon (1913), George W. Bush (1946), Harry S. Truman (1884), Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890), Al Gore (1948), and George H. W. Bush (1924).