Henry Clay

1777 - 1852

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Henry Clay Sr. (April 12, 1777 – June 29, 1852) was an American lawyer and statesman who represented Kentucky in both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. He was the seventh House speaker as well as the ninth secretary of state. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Henry Clay has received more than 4,068,628 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Henry Clay is the 1,130th most popular politician (up from 1,246th in 2019), the 334th most popular biography from United States (up from 394th in 2019) and the 52nd most popular American Politician.

Henry Clay was a Kentucky lawyer and politician who served in the House of Representatives, Senate, and as Secretary of State. He was most famous for his work as a member of the Senate, where he helped pass the Compromise of 1850.

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Among politicians, Henry Clay ranks 1,130 out of 19,576Before him are Marie Walewska, Hussein of Jordan, Yeongjo of Joseon, Maximilian II of Bavaria, Sejo of Joseon, and Mary, Queen of Hungary. After him are Nabonidus, John II Komnenos, Constantine IX Monomachos, Ptolemy VI Philometor, Alexander I of Macedon, and William Henry Harrison.

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Among people born in 1777, Henry Clay ranks 6Before him are Carl Friedrich Gauss, Hans Christian Ørsted, Alexander I of Russia, Désirée Clary, and Heinrich von Kleist. After him are Elisa Bonaparte, Francis I of the Two Sicilies, Juliette Récamier, Nathan Mayer Rothschild, Philipp Otto Runge, and Louis Jacques Thénard. Among people deceased in 1852, Henry Clay ranks 6Before him are Nikolai Gogol, Louis Braille, Ada Lovelace, Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, and Friedrich Fröbel. After him are Auguste de Marmont, Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen, Johan Gadolin, Karl Bryullov, Friedrich Ludwig Jahn, and Vasily Zhukovsky.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Henry Clay ranks 334 out of 20,380Before him are Eminem (1972), Bruce Springsteen (1949), Philip Kotler (1931), Louise Glück (1943), Robert Fulton (1765), and Joe Frazier (1944). After him are Shaquille O'Neal (1972), William Henry Harrison (1773), Christopher Walken (1943), Jared Leto (1971), John Stith Pemberton (1831), and James Fenimore Cooper (1789).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, Henry Clay ranks 52Before him are Jerry Brown (1938), Calvin Coolidge (1872), James Buchanan (1791), Grover Cleveland (1837), Zachary Taylor (1784), and Warren G. Harding (1865). After him are William Henry Harrison (1773), Jefferson Davis (1808), Sarah Palin (1964), William McKinley (1843), Millard Fillmore (1800), and Jim Mattis (1950).