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 previously was the Speaker of the House of Representatives (1835–1839) and Governor of Tennessee (1839–1841). 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 5,931,239 page views. His biography is available in 118 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 115 in 2019). James K. Polk is the 83rd most popular politician (down from 60th in 2019), the 28th most popular biography from United States (down from 20th in 2019) and the 12th 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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Among politicians, James K. Polk ranks 83 out of 15,710Before him are Theodosius I, Mary I of England, Mehmed the Conqueror, Louis XV of France, Osman I, and Selim I. After him are Henry IV of France, Margaret Thatcher, Heinrich Himmler, Ashoka, Mary II of England, and Hadrian.

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

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In United States

Among people born in United States, James K. Polk ranks 28 out of 15,968Before him are Pocahontas (1595), Ronald Reagan (1911), Bruce Lee (1940), Martin Scorsese (1942), Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882), and Walt Disney (1901). After him are Michael Jackson (1958), Clint Eastwood (1930), F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896), Charles Lindbergh (1902), Al Pacino (1940), and Bill Gates (1955).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, James K. Polk ranks 12Before him are Martin Van Buren (1782), John F. Kennedy (1917), Hillary Clinton (1947), Benjamin Franklin (1706), Ronald Reagan (1911), and Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882). After him are George Washington (1732), Richard Nixon (1913), George W. Bush (1946), Harry S. Truman (1884), Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890), and Al Gore (1948).