George Washington

1732 - 1799

George Washington

George Washington (February 22, 1732 (N.S.) – 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. Previously, he led Patriot forces to victory in the nation's War for Independence. He presided at the Constitutional Convention of 1787, which established the U.S. Constitution and a federal government. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George Washington has received more than 26,218,696 page views. His biography is available in 175 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 70th most popular politician.

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From SpaceX To George Washington: How Our First President Welcomed Balloon Flight And Predicted Air Travel
Amazingly, George Washington grasped the implication of manned flight almost immediately after the first French balloon launch. He predicted in a letter in 1784 that "our friends at Paris, in a little time, will come flying thro’ the air, instead of ploughing…
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Among politicians, George Washington ranks 69 out of 14,801Before him are Francisco Franco, Selim I, Kim Il-sung, Henry Kissinger, Ivan the Terrible, and Richard I of England. After him are Pontius Pilate, Mehmed the Conqueror, Benjamin Franklin, Giuseppe Garibaldi, Vladimir Putin, and Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor.

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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, Jacques Necker, Pierre Beaumarchais, Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach, Jérôme Lalande, Richard Arkwright, Adélaïde of France, Abbas III, and Johann Christoph Adelung. 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, Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, Tipu Sultan, Étienne-Louis Boullée, Charles Theodore, Elector of Bavaria, and Victoire of France.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, George Washington ranks 23 out of 12,171Before him are Malcolm X (1925), Steven Spielberg (1946), Mark Twain (1835), James K. Polk (1795), Neil Armstrong (1930), and Bruce Lee (1940). After him are Benjamin Franklin (1706), Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882), Walt Disney (1901), Michael Jackson (1958), F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896), and Cher (1946).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, George Washington ranks 10Before him are Abraham Lincoln (1809), Ronald Reagan (1911), Martin Van Buren (1782), Hillary Clinton (1947), John F. Kennedy (1917), and James K. Polk (1795). After him are Benjamin Franklin (1706), Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882), Harry S. Truman (1884), Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890), Richard Nixon (1913), and Al Gore (1948).