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James Buchanan

1791 - 1868

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James Buchanan Jr. ( bew-KAN-ən; April 23, 1791 – June 1, 1868) was an American lawyer, diplomat, 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 8,989,939 page views. His biography is available in 124 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 119 in 2019). James Buchanan is the 1,104th most popular politician (up from 1,243rd in 2019), the 322nd most popular biography from United States (up from 391st in 2019) and the 45th 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 1,104 out of 15,577Before him are Constans II, Jalal Talabani, Charles XV of Sweden, Isaac II Angelos, Rani of Jhansi, and Yu the Great. After him are Thutmose IV, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, Stephen III of Moldavia, Constantine V, John McCain, and Gustáv Husák.

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Among people born in 1791, James Buchanan ranks 8Before him are Marie Louise, Duchess of Parma, Charles Babbage, Samuel Morse, Théodore Géricault, Carl Czerny, and Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart. After him are Giacomo Meyerbeer, Franz Bopp, Francesco Hayez, Eugène Scribe, Franz Grillparzer, and István Széchenyi. Among people deceased in 1868, James Buchanan ranks 3Before him are Gioachino Rossini and Léon Foucault. After him are August Ferdinand Möbius, Ludwig I of Bavaria, Mongkut, William T. G. Morton, August Schleicher, Alexandre Colonna-Walewski, David Brewster, Mihailo Obrenović, and James Brooke.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, James Buchanan ranks 322 out of 18,182Before him are Buffalo Bill (1846), George S. Patton (1885), William Henry Harrison (1773), Jerry Brown (1938), Natalie Wood (1938), and Barbara McClintock (1902). After him are Carl David Anderson (1905), O. Henry (1862), Barry Barish (1936), O. J. Simpson (1947), Anton LaVey (1930), and Lewis H. Morgan (1818).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, James Buchanan ranks 45Before him are Andrew Johnson (1808), George Marshall (1880), Grover Cleveland (1837), Warren G. Harding (1865), William Henry Harrison (1773), and Jerry Brown (1938). After him are Dick Cheney (1941), William Jennings Bryan (1860), James A. Garfield (1831), Jefferson Davis (1808), Zachary Taylor (1784), and Henry Clay (1777).