James Madison

1751 - 1836

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James Madison (March 16, 1751 – June 28, 1836) was an American statesman, diplomat, and Founding Father who served as the fourth president of the United States from 1809 to 1817. Madison was popularly acclaimed the "Father of the Constitution" for his pivotal role in drafting and promoting the Constitution of the United States and the Bill of Rights. Madison was born into a prominent slave-owning planter family in Virginia. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of James Madison has received more than 12,830,195 page views. His biography is available in 134 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 127 in 2019). James Madison is the 630th most popular politician (up from 660th in 2019), the 187th most popular biography from United States (up from 189th in 2019) and the 38th most popular American Politician.

James Madison was a Founding Father and the fourth president of the United States. He is most famous for being one of the authors of the Constitution, and for being the father of the Bill of Rights.

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Among politicians, James Madison ranks 630 out of 19,576Before him are Frederick VIII of Denmark, John, King of England, Handan Sultan, Ptolemy II Philadelphus, Thutmose I, and James VI and I. After him are Philip I of France, Ernst Kaltenbrunner, Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, Franjo Tuđman, Hafez al-Assad, and Henry I of France.

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Among people born in 1751, James Madison ranks 1After him are Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies, Maria Anna Mozart, Maria Luisa of Parma, Archduchess Maria Josepha of Austria, Caroline Matilda of Great Britain, Charles Emmanuel IV of Sardinia, Ferdinand, Duke of Parma, Dmitry Bortniansky, Emanuel Schikaneder, Frederica Louisa of Hesse-Darmstadt, and Wilhelmina of Prussia, Princess of Orange. Among people deceased in 1836, James Madison ranks 4Before him are André-Marie Ampère, Charles X of France, and Letizia Ramolino. After him are Emmanuel Joseph Sieyès, Antoine Laurent de Jussieu, William Godwin, Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle, Davy Crockett, Marie-Anne Paulze Lavoisier, Maria Malibran, and Claude-Louis Navier.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, James Madison ranks 187 out of 20,380Before him are Gene Cernan (1934), Tim Cook (1960), Edwin McMillan (1907), Jane Fonda (1937), Sigourney Weaver (1949), and Robert Redford (1936). After him are Gregory Peck (1916), Scatman John (1942), Louis Sullivan (1856), Mary Cassatt (1844), Leonard Bernstein (1918), and Jeffrey Epstein (1953).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, James Madison ranks 38Before him are Barack Obama (1961), John Adams (1735), James Monroe (1758), Herbert Hoover (1874), Sitting Bull (1831), and Geronimo (1829). After him are Benjamin Harrison (1833), John Quincy Adams (1767), James A. Garfield (1831), Robert F. Kennedy (1925), George Marshall (1880), and William Howard Taft (1857).