Horace Mann

1796 - 1859

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Horace Mann (May 4, 1796 – August 2, 1859) was an American educational reformer and Whig politician known for his commitment to promoting public 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. About Mann's intellectual progressivism, the historian Ellwood P. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Horace Mann has received more than 1,358,911 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Horace Mann is the 12,731st most popular politician (down from 12,323rd in 2019), the 6,748th most popular biography from United States and the 429th most popular American Politician.

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Among politicians, Horace Mann ranks 12,731 out of 15,710Before him are Alphons Egli, John Douglas, 9th Marquess of Queensberry, Nikola Mushanov, Vladimir Leontyevich Komarov, Maroš Šefčovič, and Luc Ferry. After him are Cearbhall Ó Dálaigh, Heinz-Christian Strache, José Rufino Echenique, Muhammad Khan Junejo, Rodney Williams, and Gennady Voronov.

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Among people born in 1796, Horace Mann ranks 54Before him are Asher Brown Durand, Robert Wight, John M. Clayton, Pyotr Anjou, Joseph Meyer, and George Back. After him are John Torrey and Henry De la Beche. Among people deceased in 1859, Horace Mann ranks 47Before him are José de Madrazo y Agudo, Heinrich Zollinger, Thaddeus Bulgarin, José Miguel de Velasco Franco, Thomas Nuttall, and Mirabeau B. Lamar. After him are Leigh Hunt, Richard Rush, Mountstuart Elphinstone, and George M. Bibb.

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Among people born in United States, Horace Mann ranks 6,748 out of 15,968Before him are Philip Agee (1935), Memphis Minnie (1897), Daniel Johnston (1961), Samuel Eliot Morison (1887), Tera Patrick (1976), and Dominique Dunne (1959). After him are Jeanette MacDonald (1903), Carl Laemmle Jr. (1908), Kathleen Battle (1948), David Wayne (1914), Sereno Watson (1826), and Arthur Laffer (1940).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, Horace Mann ranks 429Before him are Richard Lugar (1932), Elliott Abrams (1948), J. William Fulbright (1905), Mirabeau B. Lamar (1798), Amy Klobuchar (1960), and Bobby Seale (1936). After him are Alphonso Taft (1810), William L. Marcy (1786), George Moscone (1929), John Forsyth (1780), Ignatius L. Donnelly (1831), and Gary Johnson (1953).