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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 13th speaker of the House of Representatives (1835–1839) and ninth 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 6,983,506 page views. His biography is available in 124 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 118 in 2019). James K. Polk is the 67th most popular politician (up from 83rd in 2019), the 21st most popular biography from United States (up from 28th in 2019) and the 9th 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 67 out of 15,577Before him are Mehmed the Conqueror, Nicholas II of Russia, Henry Kissinger, John F. Kennedy, Margaret Thatcher, and Caligula. After him are Mary I of England, Hillary Clinton, Huang Xianfan, Muammar Gaddafi, Ronald Reagan, and Frederick the Great.

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Among people born in 1795, James K. Polk ranks 1After him are Frederick William IV of Prussia, Leopold von Ranke, John Keats, Anna Pavlovna of Russia, Thomas Carlyle, Alexander Griboyedov, Pavel Jozef Šafárik, Antonio José de Sucre, Ernst Heinrich Weber, Dred Scott, and John William Polidori. 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, William II of the Netherlands, Anne Brontë, Charles Albert of Sardinia, Sándor Petőfi, Johann Wolfgang Döbereiner, and Heonjong of Joseon.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, James K. Polk ranks 21 out of 18,182Before him are Steven Spielberg (1946), Martin Van Buren (1782), Benjamin Franklin (1706), John F. Kennedy (1917), Elvis Presley (1935), and Bruce Lee (1940). After him are Hillary Clinton (1947), Ronald Reagan (1911), Michael Jackson (1958), Ernest Hemingway (1899), Joe Biden (1942), and George Washington (1732).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, James K. Polk ranks 9Before him are Abraham Lincoln (1809), Ulysses S. Grant (1822), Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882), Martin Van Buren (1782), Benjamin Franklin (1706), and John F. Kennedy (1917). After him are Hillary Clinton (1947), Ronald Reagan (1911), Joe Biden (1942), George Washington (1732), George W. Bush (1946), and Harry S. Truman (1884).