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Henry Clay

1777 - 1852

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Henry Clay Sr. (April 12, 1777 – June 29, 1852) was an American attorney 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 3,542,247 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Henry Clay is the 1,258th most popular politician (down from 1,118th in 2019), the 394th most popular biography from United States (down from 354th in 2019) and the 51st 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 1,258 out of 15,577Before him are Muawiya II, Sariputta, Hongxi Emperor, Amr ibn Hishām, John II Casimir Vasa, and Yaśodharā. After him are Philoctetes, Seonjo of Joseon, Carloman II, Fuxi, Agrippina the Elder, and Emperor Kōkaku.

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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 Francis I of the Two Sicilies, Elisa Bonaparte, Archduchess Maria Clementina of Austria, Juliette Récamier, Louis II, Grand Duke of Hesse, and Philipp Otto Runge. Among people deceased in 1852, Henry Clay ranks 6Before him are Louis Braille, Nikolai Gogol, Friedrich Fröbel, Ada Lovelace, and Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington. After him are Auguste de Marmont, Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen, Johan Gadolin, Friedrich Ludwig Jahn, Karl Bryullov, and Leopold, Grand Duke of Baden.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Henry Clay ranks 394 out of 18,182Before him are Charles Goodyear (1800), Sarah Vaughan (1924), Gertrude B. Elion (1918), Jerome Bruner (1915), Carroll Shelby (1923), and Shirley Temple (1928). After him are Jodie Foster (1962), Brian De Palma (1940), Michael Clarke Duncan (1957), Dianne Wiest (1946), Paul Ekman (1934), and Sydney Pollack (1934).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, Henry Clay ranks 51Before him are James Buchanan (1791), Dick Cheney (1941), William Jennings Bryan (1860), James A. Garfield (1831), Jefferson Davis (1808), and Zachary Taylor (1784). After him are Franklin Pierce (1804), William McKinley (1843), Millard Fillmore (1800), Colin Powell (1937), John Tyler (1790), and Rutherford B. Hayes (1822).