1829 - 1909

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Geronimo (Mescalero-Chiricahua: Goyaałé, Athabaskan pronunciation: [kòjàːɬɛ́], lit. 'the one who yawns'; June 16, 1829 – February 17, 1909) was a prominent leader and medicine man from the Bedonkohe band of the Ndendahe Apache people, but he wasn't a chief (nantan), he was a shaman (di-yin). From 1850 to 1886, Geronimo joined with members of three other Central Apache bands – the Tchihende, the Tsokanende (i.e. the so called Chiricahua) and the Nednhi – to carry out numerous raids, as well as fight against Mexican and U.S. military campaigns in the northern Mexico states of Chihuahua and Sonora and in the southwestern American territories of New Mexico and Arizona. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Geronimo has received more than 5,118,838 page views. His biography is available in 63 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 61 in 2019). Geronimo is the 508th most popular politician (up from 514th in 2019), the 5th most popular biography from Mexico and the 2nd most popular Mexican Politician.

Geronimo is most famous for being a Native American warrior who fought against the United States in the Apache Wars.

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Among politicians, Geronimo ranks 508 out of 15,710Before him are Feodor I of Russia, Ferdinand III, Holy Roman Emperor, Menes, Gideon, António Guterres, and Patrice Lumumba. After him are Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan, Georges Clemenceau, Thutmose I, George II of Great Britain, Henry II, Holy Roman Emperor, and Robert Mugabe.

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Among people born in 1829, Geronimo ranks 1After him are Oscar II of Sweden, Levi Strauss, August Kekulé, Anton Rubinstein, John Everett Millais, Chester A. Arthur, Asaph Hall, Auguste Beernaert, Alfred Brehm, Theodor Billroth, and Anselm Feuerbach. Among people deceased in 1909, Geronimo ranks 3Before him are Leopold II of Belgium and Cesare Lombroso. After him are Isaac Albéniz, Hermann Ebbinghaus, Hermann Minkowski, Francisco Tárrega, Itō Hirobumi, Abdul Karim, Karl Theodor, Duke in Bavaria, Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich of Russia, and Peder Severin Krøyer.

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Among people born in Mexico, Geronimo ranks 5 out of 487Before him are Frida Kahlo (1907), Anthony Quinn (1915), Diego Rivera (1886), and Moctezuma II (1466). After him are Carlos Slim (1940), Emiliano Zapata (1879), Pancho Villa (1878), Carlos Santana (1947), La Malinche (1502), Cuauhtémoc (1495), and Octavio Paz (1914).


Among politicians born in Mexico, Geronimo ranks 2Before him are Moctezuma II (1466). After him are La Malinche (1502), Cuauhtémoc (1495), Porfirio Díaz (1830), Antonio López de Santa Anna (1794), Benito Juárez (1806), Agustín de Iturbide (1783), Moctezuma I (1398), Vicente Fox (1942), Andrés Manuel López Obrador (1953), and Lázaro Cárdenas (1895).