James Buchanan

1791 - 1868

James Buchanan

James Buchanan Jr. (; April 23, 1791 – June 1, 1868) was an American lawyer and politician who served as the 15th president of the United States (1857–1861). He previously served as Secretary of State (1845–1849) 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 6,134,222 page views. His biography is available in 115 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 1,399th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, James Buchanan ranks 1,393 out of 14,801Before him are Donald Tusk, Christian VI of Denmark, Ferdinand IV, King of the Romans, Jean-Marie Le Pen, Talaat Pasha, and Afonso IV of Portugal. After him are Makarios III, Nikolai Bulganin, Charles-Henri Sanson, Afonso III of Portugal, Carol I of Romania, and Philip of Swabia.

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Among people born in 1791, James Buchanan ranks 10Before him are Charles Babbage, Théodore Géricault, Carl Czerny, Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart, Giacomo Meyerbeer, and Franz Bopp. After him are Francesco Hayez, Franz Grillparzer, Eugène Scribe, Johann Franz Encke, István Széchenyi, and Minh Mạng. Among people deceased in 1868, James Buchanan ranks 5Before him are Gioachino Rossini, Léon Foucault, August Ferdinand Möbius, and Ludwig I of Bavaria. After him are Mongkut, William T. G. Morton, August Schleicher, David Brewster, Alexandre Colonna-Walewski, Mihailo Obrenović, and Franz Berwald.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, James Buchanan ranks 408 out of 12,171Before him are Allen Ginsberg (1926), Man Ray (1890), Bernie Sanders (1941), Alexander Calder (1898), Jefferson Davis (1808), and John Robert Schrieffer (1931). After him are Cliff Burton (1962), Alfred Kinsey (1894), Robert Kiyosaki (1947), Kurt Vonnegut (1922), Wilt Chamberlain (1936), and Richard Stallman (1953).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, James Buchanan ranks 57Before him are Franklin Pierce (1804), William McKinley (1843), Jim Mattis (1950), Benjamin Harrison (1833), Bernie Sanders (1941), and Jefferson Davis (1808). After him are John Tyler (1790), Rutherford B. Hayes (1822), Ted Kennedy (1932), John Kerry (1943), Sarah Palin (1964), and Kamehameha I (1758).