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Horace Mann

1796 - 1859

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Horace Mann (May 4, 1796 – August 2, 1859) was an American educational reformer, slavery abolitionist and Whig politician known for his commitment to promoting public education, he is thus also known as The Father of American Education. In 1848, after public service as Secretary of the Massachusetts State Board of Education, Mann was elected to the United States House of Representatives (1848–1853). From September 1852 to his death, he served as President of Antioch College. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Horace Mann has received more than 1,819,015 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Horace Mann is the 12,337th most popular politician (up from 12,710th in 2019), the 5,107th most popular biography from United States (up from 6,742nd in 2019) and the 330th most popular American Politician.

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Among politicians, Horace Mann ranks 12,337 out of 15,577Before him are Orso II Participazio, Louis Augustus Karl Frederick Emil, Duke of Anhalt-Köthen, Barbu Catargiu, Agnes of Aquitaine, Queen of León and Castile, Kaarlo Castrén, and Victor II, Prince of Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym. After him are Antiochus III of Commagene, Željka Cvijanović, Mubarak Shah, Elisabeth Kopp, Ino Anastasia, and Ankhhaf.

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Among people born in 1796, Horace Mann ranks 42Before him are Francis Crozier, William H. Prescott, George Catlin, Leopold II, Prince of Lippe, Fernán Caballero, and Anton Pann. After him are Antonios Kriezis, Franz von Schober, Stefano Franscini, Frederick William Beechey, Immanuel Hermann Fichte, and Princess Ida of Waldeck and Pyrmont. Among people deceased in 1859, Horace Mann ranks 42Before him are F. J. Robinson, 1st Viscount Goderich, William Cranch Bond, Walter Hunt, William H. Prescott, John Walker, and José de Madrazo y Agudo. After him are Joseph Ludwig Raabe, Thaddeus Bulgarin, Ye Mingchen, Mountstuart Elphinstone, Heinrich Zollinger, and Joseph Diez Gergonne.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Horace Mann ranks 5,107 out of 18,182Before him are Paula Patton (1975), Tony Williams (1945), Belle Starr (1848), Billy Cox (1939), Stanley Cavell (1926), and Eileen Heckart (1919). After him are Drew Gilpin Faust (1947), Ruth Teitelbaum (1924), Moses Gunn (1929), Mary Agnes Chase (1869), Walter Bedell Smith (1895), and Vanilla Ice (1967).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, Horace Mann ranks 330Before him are Sandra Day O'Connor (1930), William J. Donovan (1883), Sargent Shriver (1915), Margaret Taylor (1788), Julia Grant (1826), and Newt Gingrich (1943). After him are Gus Hall (1910), Eddie Lawson (1958), Quanah Parker (1845), Edward Stettinius Jr. (1900), William Perry (1927), and Charles Bolden (1946).