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George Washington

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George Washington (February 22, 1732 – December 14, 1799) was an American military officer, 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 served as the president of the Constitutional Convention of 1787, which created the Constitution of the United States and the American federal government. Washington has been called the "Father of his Country" for his manifold leadership in the formative days of the country.Washington's first public office was serving as the official surveyor of Culpeper County, Virginia, from 1749 to 1750. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George Washington has received more than 37,724,592 page views. His biography is available in 189 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 181 in 2019). George Washington is the 89th most popular politician (up from 108th in 2019), the 27th most popular biography from United States (up from 37th 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 89 out of 15,577Before him are Selim I, Trajan, Nicolae Ceaușescu, Kösem Sultan, Francisco Franco, and Philip II of Spain. After him are Heinrich Himmler, Leonid Brezhnev, Louis XV of France, Giuseppe Garibaldi, Henry IV of France, and Wilhelm II, German 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, Pierre Beaumarchais, Jacques Necker, Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach, Richard Arkwright, Jérôme Lalande, Abbas III, Adélaïde of France, and Frederick II Eugene, Duke of Württemberg. 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, Heshen, Charles Theodore, Elector of Bavaria, and Horace Bénédict de Saussure.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, George Washington ranks 27 out of 18,182Before him are James K. Polk (1795), Hillary Clinton (1947), Ronald Reagan (1911), Michael Jackson (1958), Ernest Hemingway (1899), and Joe Biden (1942). After him are Walt Disney (1901), Aretha Franklin (1942), Martin Scorsese (1942), Al Pacino (1940), Pocahontas (1595), and Mark Twain (1835).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, George Washington ranks 13Before him are Benjamin Franklin (1706), John F. Kennedy (1917), James K. Polk (1795), Hillary Clinton (1947), Ronald Reagan (1911), and Joe Biden (1942). After him are George W. Bush (1946), Harry S. Truman (1884), Richard Nixon (1913), George H. W. Bush (1924), Donald Trump (1946), and Al Gore (1948).