James K. Polk

1795 - 1849

James K. Polk

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 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 4,846,297 page views. His biography is available in 115 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 61st most popular politician.

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Among politicians, James K. Polk ranks 60 out of 14,801Before him are Nikita Khrushchev, Selim II, Hammurabi, Justinian I, Saddam Hussein, and Nicolae Ceaușescu. After him are Nicholas II of Russia, Trajan, Francisco Franco, Selim I, Kim Il-sung, and Henry Kissinger.

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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, Friedlieb Ferdinand Runge, Antonio José de Sucre, Pavel Jozef Šafárik, Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg, Alexander Griboyedov, and Dred Scott. 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, France Prešeren, Sándor Petőfi, 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 20 out of 12,171Before him are John F. Kennedy (1917), Elvis Presley (1935), Pocahontas (1595), Malcolm X (1925), Steven Spielberg (1946), and Mark Twain (1835). After him are Neil Armstrong (1930), Bruce Lee (1940), George Washington (1732), Benjamin Franklin (1706), Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882), and Walt Disney (1901).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, James K. Polk ranks 9Before him are Jimmy Carter (1924), Abraham Lincoln (1809), Ronald Reagan (1911), Martin Van Buren (1782), Hillary Clinton (1947), and John F. Kennedy (1917). After him are George Washington (1732), Benjamin Franklin (1706), Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882), Harry S. Truman (1884), Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890), and Richard Nixon (1913).