Harry S. Truman

1884 - 1972

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Harry S. Truman (May 8, 1884 – December 26, 1972) was the 33rd president of the United States, serving from 1945 to 1953. A member of the Democratic Party, he previously served as a United States senator from Missouri from 1935 to 1945 and briefly as the 34th vice president in 1945 under Franklin D. Roosevelt. Assuming the presidency after Roosevelt's death, Truman implemented the Marshall Plan in the wake of World War II to rebuild the economy of Western Europe and established both the Truman Doctrine and NATO to contain the expansion of Soviet communism. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Harry S. Truman has received more than 23,871,051 page views. His biography is available in 149 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 140 in 2019). Harry S. Truman is the 113th most popular politician (up from 134th in 2019), the 43rd most popular biography from United States (up from 45th in 2019) and the 19th most popular American Politician.

Harry S. Truman is most famous for being the 33rd president of the United States, for leading the country through World War II and the Korean War, and for overseeing the end of World War II.

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Among politicians, Harry S. Truman ranks 113 out of 19,576Before him are Angela Merkel, Franz Joseph I of Austria, Henry IV of France, Lorenzo de' Medici, Murad IV, and Pepin the Short. After him are Silvio Berlusconi, Hadrian, Pontius Pilate, Kim Jong-il, Golda Meir, and Ariel Sharon.

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Among people born in 1884, Harry S. Truman ranks 2Before him is Eleanor Roosevelt. After him are Amedeo Modigliani, Isoroku Yamamoto, Edvard Beneš, İsmet İnönü, Hideki Tojo, Bronisław Malinowski, Casimir Funk, Édouard Daladier, Anton Drexler, and Max Brod. Among people deceased in 1972, Harry S. Truman ranks 1After him are Ip Man, Asta Nielsen, Frederick IX of Denmark, Yasunari Kawabata, Edward VIII, M. C. Escher, Maria Goeppert Mayer, J. Edgar Hoover, Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi, Igor Sikorsky, and Ezra Pound.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Harry S. Truman ranks 43 out of 20,380Before him are Lee Harvey Oswald (1939), H. P. Lovecraft (1890), Aretha Franklin (1942), Al Pacino (1940), Robert De Niro (1943), and Janis Joplin (1943). After him are F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896), J. Robert Oppenheimer (1904), Mark Twain (1835), Zodiac Killer (1940), Maria Callas (1923), and Bernie Sanders (1941).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, Harry S. Truman ranks 19Before him are Franklin Pierce (1804), Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882), John F. Kennedy (1917), Benjamin Franklin (1706), Ronald Reagan (1911), and George Washington (1732). After him are Bernie Sanders (1941), Al Gore (1948), Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890), George W. Bush (1946), George H. W. Bush (1924), and Bill Clinton (1946).