James Buchanan

1791 - 1868

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James Buchanan Jr. ( buh-CAN-nən; April 23, 1791 – June 1, 1868) was an American lawyer and politician who served as the 15th president of the United States from 1857 to 1861. He previously served as secretary of state from 1845 to 1849 and represented Pennsylvania in both houses of the U.S. Congress. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of James Buchanan has received more than 7,607,605 page views. His biography is available in 119 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 115 in 2019). James Buchanan is the 1,245th most popular politician (up from 1,392nd in 2019), the 391st most popular biography from United States (up from 408th in 2019) and the 53rd most popular American Politician.

James Buchanan was the 15th president of the United States and is most famous for being the only president to never marry or have children.

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Among politicians, James Buchanan ranks 1,245 out of 15,710Before him are Cyrus I, Bolesław I the Brave, János Kádár, Anthemius, Xerxes II of Persia, and Chulalongkorn. After him are Peter I of Portugal, Haakon IV of Norway, Majorian, Esarhaddon, Henry the Lion, and Meritaten.

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Among people born in 1791, James Buchanan ranks 9Before him are Charles Babbage, Samuel Morse, Théodore Géricault, Carl Czerny, Giacomo Meyerbeer, and Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart. After him are Franz Bopp, Francesco Hayez, Franz Grillparzer, Eugène Scribe, Johann Franz Encke, and Minh Mạng. Among people deceased in 1868, James Buchanan ranks 4Before him are Gioachino Rossini, Léon Foucault, and August Ferdinand Möbius. After him are Ludwig I of Bavaria, Mongkut, August Schleicher, William T. G. Morton, David Brewster, Alexandre Colonna-Walewski, Okita Sōji, and Mihailo Obrenović.

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Among people born in United States, James Buchanan ranks 391 out of 15,968Before him are Paul Ekman (1934), Chuck Jones (1912), Ralph Lauren (1939), Kathy Bates (1948), Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804), and George Clooney (1961). After him are Robert Woodrow Wilson (1936), Charles Goodyear (1800), Willis Carrier (1876), Alexander Calder (1898), Paulette Goddard (1910), and Joseph Stiglitz (1943).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, James Buchanan ranks 53Before him are Andrew Johnson (1808), James A. Garfield (1831), Henry Clay (1777), John Quincy Adams (1767), Jim Mattis (1950), and Jefferson Davis (1808). After him are Boris Johnson (1964), Crazy Horse (1840), Franklin Pierce (1804), William McKinley (1843), Warren G. Harding (1865), and Sarah Palin (1964).