James Monroe

1758 - 1831

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James Monroe ( mən-ROH; April 28, 1758 – July 4, 1831) was an American statesman, lawyer, diplomat, and Founding Father who served as the fifth president of the United States from 1817 to 1825, a member of the Democratic-Republican Party. He was the last Founding Father to serve as president as well as the last president of the Virginia dynasty. His presidency coincided with the Era of Good Feelings, concluding the First Party System era of American politics. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of James Monroe has received more than 7,123,492 page views. His biography is available in 134 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 130 in 2019). James Monroe is the 513th most popular politician (up from 627th in 2019), the 156th most popular biography from United States (up from 182nd in 2019) and the 34th most popular American Politician.

James Monroe is most famous for being the fifth president of the United States. He was also a diplomat, soldier, and Secretary of State.

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Among politicians, James Monroe ranks 513 out of 19,576Before him are John Adams, Zenobia, Anne, Queen of Great Britain, Yaroslav the Wise, Christian VII of Denmark, and Alexios I Komnenos. After him are Christina, Queen of Sweden, Frederick III, Holy Roman Emperor, Dilma Rousseff, Margaret I of Denmark, Sibylla, Queen of Jerusalem, and Henry II, Holy Roman Emperor.

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Among people born in 1758, James Monroe ranks 3Before him are Maximilien Robespierre, and Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson. After him are Noah Webster, Heinrich Wilhelm Matthias Olbers, André Masséna, Jean-Jacques Dessalines, Kamehameha I, Emperor Go-Momozono, Marie-Anne Paulze Lavoisier, Franz Joseph Gall, and Duchess Sophia Frederica of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. Among people deceased in 1831, James Monroe ranks 3Before him are Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, and Carl von Clausewitz. After him are Napoléon Louis Bonaparte, Sophie Germain, Grand Duke Konstantin Pavlovich of Russia, Ioannis Kapodistrias, Emilia Plater, Nat Turner, Achim von Arnim, Charles Felix of Sardinia, and Archduke Rudolf of Austria.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, James Monroe ranks 156 out of 20,380Before him are David Letterman (1947), Steven Seagal (1952), John Adams (1735), Tom Selleck (1945), Francis Ford Coppola (1939), and J. D. Salinger (1919). After him are John Wayne (1907), John Steinbeck (1902), Denzel Washington (1954), Frank Lloyd Wright (1867), Herbert Hoover (1874), and Dale Carnegie (1888).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, James Monroe ranks 34Before him are Gerald Ford (1913), Crazy Horse (1840), Lyndon B. Johnson (1908), Bhumibol Adulyadej (1927), Barack Obama (1961), and John Adams (1735). After him are Herbert Hoover (1874), Sitting Bull (1831), Geronimo (1829), James Madison (1751), Benjamin Harrison (1833), and John Quincy Adams (1767).