James Madison

1751 - 1836

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James Madison Jr. (March 16, 1751 – June 28, 1836) was an American statesman, diplomat, and Founding Father who served as the 4th president of the United States from 1809 to 1817. He is hailed as the "Father of the Constitution" for his pivotal role in drafting and promoting the Constitution of the United States and the Bill of Rights. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of James Madison has received more than 10,090,508 page views. His biography is available in 124 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 120 in 2019). James Madison is the 1,019th most popular politician (down from 662nd in 2019), the 318th most popular biography from United States (down from 196th in 2019) and the 43rd 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 1,019 out of 15,710Before him are Nabonidus, B. R. Ambedkar, John I of Portugal, Hamid Karzai, Yazdegerd III, and Joachim Gauck. After him are Shaka, Sebastian of Portugal, Mohammad Mosaddegh, Cleopatra Selene II, Édouard Daladier, and Agrippina the Elder.

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Among people born in 1751, James Madison ranks 3Before him are Maria Anna Mozart and Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies. After him are Caroline Matilda of Great Britain, Maria Luisa of Parma, Archduchess Maria Josepha of Austria, Ferdinand, Duke of Parma, Emanuel Schikaneder, Charles Emmanuel IV of Sardinia, Dmitry Bortniansky, Wilhelmina of Prussia, Princess of Orange, and George Shaw. Among people deceased in 1836, James Madison ranks 4Before him are André-Marie Ampère, Charles X of France, and Emmanuel Joseph Sieyès. After him are Letizia Ramolino, Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle, William Godwin, Davy Crockett, Maria Malibran, Princess Wilhelmine of Baden, Claude-Louis Navier, and Antoine Laurent de Jussieu.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, James Madison ranks 318 out of 15,968Before him are Bruce Springsteen (1949), Kevin Costner (1955), Brian Wilson (1942), Raymond Chandler (1888), Napoleon Hill (1883), and Herman Hollerith (1860). After him are Henry James (1843), Anton LaVey (1930), Edwin McMillan (1907), Ben Affleck (1972), Wilt Chamberlain (1936), and Zachary Taylor (1784).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, James Madison ranks 43Before him are Andrew Jackson (1767), Dick Cheney (1941), Jerry Brown (1938), William Henry Harrison (1773), William Jennings Bryan (1860), and William Howard Taft (1857). After him are Zachary Taylor (1784), Grover Cleveland (1837), Calvin Coolidge (1872), Andrew Johnson (1808), James A. Garfield (1831), and Henry Clay (1777).