Horace Greeley

1811 - 1872

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Horace Greeley (February 3, 1811 – November 29, 1872) was an American newspaper editor and publisher who was the founder and editor of the New-York Tribune. Long active in politics, he served briefly as a congressman from New York, and was the unsuccessful candidate of the new Liberal Republican Party in the 1872 presidential election against incumbent President Ulysses S. Grant, who won by a landslide. Greeley was born to a poor family in Amherst, New Hampshire. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Horace Greeley has received more than 1,185,927 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Horace Greeley is the 11,113th most popular politician (down from 10,919th in 2019), the 4,825th most popular biography from United States (down from 4,509th in 2019) and the 301st most popular American Politician.

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Among politicians, Horace Greeley ranks 11,113 out of 15,710Before him are Carl Christian Hall, Ignacy Potocki, Morgan Tsvangirai, Jane Dee Hull, Mart Laar, and Publius Cornelius Cethegus. After him are Kevin Rudd, Dragan Đokanović, Alejandro Maldonado, Shehbaz Sharif, Dobri Bozhilov, and Machanidas.

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Among people born in 1811, Horace Greeley ranks 47Before him are William Robert Grove, Wilhelm Emmanuel von Ketteler, Princess Friederike of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, Johann Dzierzon, James Young Simpson, and Mohammad Afzal Khan. After him are Johann Georg von Hahn, Carl Johan Thyselius, James Bruce, 8th Earl of Elgin, James Hall, Henry Liddell, and Luis González-Bravo y López de Arjona. Among people deceased in 1872, Horace Greeley ranks 45Before him are Princess Amalia of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, Friedrich Welwitsch, Friedrich Adolf Trendelenburg, George Catlin, Mpande kaSenzangakhona, and Jean-Marie Duhamel. After him are Ion Heliade Rădulescu, Pierre Charles Fournier de Saint-Amant, Andrej Sládkovič, Edwin Atherstone, William Davies Evans, and Bedros Tourian.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Horace Greeley ranks 4,825 out of 15,968Before him are Mary Agnes Chase (1869), Michael Freedman (1951), Shawn Michaels (1965), Paul Morrissey (1938), Jane Dee Hull (1935), and Don Felder (1947). After him are Jessie Royce Landis (1896), Michael J. Pollard (1939), Daniel Webster (1782), Marianne Moore (1887), Dennis Lehane (1965), and Barry Dennen (1938).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, Horace Greeley ranks 301Before him are Henry Paulson (1946), Lyndon LaRouche (1922), Ida Saxton McKinley (1847), Alger Hiss (1904), William Wirt (1772), and Jane Dee Hull (1935). After him are Daniel Webster (1782), Gus Hall (1910), Sargent Shriver (1915), Fred Thompson (1942), Jill Biden (1951), and Sandra Day O'Connor (1930).