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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. From 1850 to 1886, Geronimo joined with members of three other Central Apache bands – the Tchihende, the Tsokanende (called Chiricahua by Americans) 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. Geronimo's raids and related combat actions were a part of the prolonged period of the Apache–United States conflict, which started with the American invasion of Apache lands following the end of the war with Mexico in 1848. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Geronimo has received more than 5,879,821 page views. His biography is available in 64 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 63 in 2019). Geronimo is the 752nd most popular politician (down from 508th 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 752 out of 15,577Before him are Louis, Grand Dauphin, Claudius Gothicus, Letizia Ramolino, Karl Liebknecht, Reza Shah, and Sun Quan. After him are Boris III of Bulgaria, Robert II of France, Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk, Archduke Karl Ludwig of Austria, Khosrow II, and Taejong of Joseon.

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Among people born in 1829, Geronimo ranks 2Before him is Oscar II of Sweden. After him are Levi Strauss, August Kekulé, Anton Rubinstein, Chester A. Arthur, John Everett Millais, Asaph Hall, Auguste Beernaert, Philip Sclater, Theodor Billroth, and Alfred Brehm. Among people deceased in 1909, Geronimo ranks 3Before him are Leopold II of Belgium and Cesare Lombroso. After him are Isaac Albéniz, Hermann Ebbinghaus, Francisco Tárrega, Hermann Minkowski, Itō Hirobumi, Karl Theodor, Duke in Bavaria, Peder Severin Krøyer, Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich of Russia, and Grand Duke Michael Nikolaevich of Russia.

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Among people born in Mexico, Geronimo ranks 5 out of 585Before him are Frida Kahlo (1907), Anthony Quinn (1915), Diego Rivera (1886), and Moctezuma II (1466). After him are Emiliano Zapata (1879), Carlos Slim (1940), Pancho Villa (1878), Carlos Santana (1947), La Malinche (1502), Octavio Paz (1914), and Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo (1946).


Among politicians born in Mexico, Geronimo ranks 2Before him are Moctezuma II (1466). After him are La Malinche (1502), Cuauhtémoc (1495), Porfirio Díaz (1830), Agustín de Iturbide (1783), Antonio López de Santa Anna (1794), Benito Juárez (1806), Andrés Manuel López Obrador (1953), Moctezuma I (1398), Vicente Fox (1942), and Francisco I. Madero (1873).