James K. Polk

1795 - 1849

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James Knox Polk (; November 2, 1795 – June 15, 1849) was the 11th president of the United States, serving from 1845 to 1849. He also served as the 13th speaker of the House of Representatives from 1835 to 1839 and the ninth governor of Tennessee from 1839 to 1841. A protégé of Andrew Jackson, he was a member of the Democratic Party and an advocate of Jacksonian democracy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of James K. Polk has received more than 7,956,894 page views. His biography is available in 127 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 124 in 2019). James K. Polk is the 55th most popular politician (up from 66th in 2019), the 20th most popular biography from United States (up from 21st in 2019) and the 11th most popular American Politician.

James K. Polk was the 11th president of the United States. He is most famous for annexing Texas, Oregon, and California to the United States.

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Over the past year James K. Polk has had the most page views in the with 887,192 views, followed by Spanish (42,999), and Russian (37,809). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are (112,800.00%), (103.88%), and Piedmontese (83.83%)


Among politicians, James K. Polk ranks 55 out of 19,576Before him are Nero, Justinian I, Josip Broz Tito, Akhenaten, William IV of the United Kingdom, and Peter the Great. After him are Sargon of Akkad, Muammar Gaddafi, Hannibal, Joe Biden, Marcus Aurelius, and Queen Victoria.

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Among people born in 1795, James K. Polk ranks 1After him are Frederick William IV of Prussia, Leopold von Ranke, Anna Pavlovna of Russia, John Keats, Thomas Carlyle, Pavel Jozef Šafárik, Antonio José de Sucre, Ary Scheffer, Dred Scott, Alexander Griboyedov, and Ernst Heinrich Weber. Among people deceased in 1849, James K. Polk ranks 3Before him are Frédéric Chopin, and Edgar Allan Poe. After him are Hokusai, Muhammad Ali of Egypt, Johann Strauss I, Anne Brontë, William II of the Netherlands, France Prešeren, Sándor Petőfi, Johann Wolfgang Döbereiner, and Charles Albert of Sardinia.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, James K. Polk ranks 20 out of 20,380Before him are Abraham Lincoln (1809), Hillary Clinton (1947), Andrew Johnson (1808), Martin Van Buren (1782), Ulysses S. Grant (1822), and Martin Scorsese (1942). After him are Malcolm X (1925), Bruce Lee (1940), Joe Biden (1942), Grace Kelly (1929), Franklin Pierce (1804), and Elvis Presley (1935).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, James K. Polk ranks 11Before him are Andrew Jackson (1767), Abraham Lincoln (1809), Hillary Clinton (1947), Andrew Johnson (1808), Martin Van Buren (1782), and Ulysses S. Grant (1822). After him are Joe Biden (1942), Franklin Pierce (1804), Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882), John F. Kennedy (1917), Benjamin Franklin (1706), and Ronald Reagan (1911).