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, Monroe was the last president of the Virginia dynasty and the Republican Generation; his presidency coincided with the Era of Good Feelings, concluding the First Party System era of American politics. He is perhaps best known for issuing the Monroe Doctrine, a policy of opposing European colonialism in the Americas while effectively asserting U.S. dominance, empire, and hegemony in the hemisphere. He also served as governor of Virginia, a member of the United States Senate, U.S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of James Monroe has received more than 5,658,208 page views. His biography is available in 125 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 123 in 2019). James Monroe is the 726th most popular politician (down from 540th in 2019), the 226th most popular biography from United States (down from 161st in 2019) and the 35th 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 726 out of 15,710Before him are Cosimo I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, Shunzhi Emperor, Ptolemy XIII Theos Philopator, Turhan Hatice Sultan, Archduke Franz Karl of Austria, and Cao Pi. After him are Wilhelm, German Crown Prince, Chlothar I, Marcus Aemilius Lepidus, Alexandra of Denmark, John the Fearless, and Hussein of Jordan.

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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 André Masséna, Heinrich Wilhelm Matthias Olbers, Kamehameha I, Jean-Jacques Dessalines, Emperor Go-Momozono, Franz Joseph Gall, Marie-Anne Paulze Lavoisier, Duchess Sophia Frederica of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, and Honoré IV, Prince of Monaco. Among people deceased in 1831, James Monroe ranks 3Before him are Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel and Carl von Clausewitz. After him are Sophie Germain, Napoléon Louis Bonaparte, Grand Duke Konstantin Pavlovich of Russia, Ioannis Kapodistrias, Achim von Arnim, Countess Augusta Reuss of Ebersdorf, Emilia Plater, Charles Felix of Sardinia, and August Neidhardt von Gneisenau.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, James Monroe ranks 226 out of 15,968Before him are Mel Gibson (1956), Aretha Franklin (1942), Brigham Young (1801), Tony Curtis (1925), George S. Patton (1885), and Robert Duvall (1931). After him are Barry White (1944), Robert Andrews Millikan (1868), Sigourney Weaver (1949), Benjamin Harrison (1833), Henry Miller (1891), and Tommy Lee Jones (1946).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, James Monroe ranks 35Before him are John Tyler (1790), Bernie Sanders (1941), Robert F. Kennedy (1925), John Adams (1735), George Marshall (1880), and Herbert Hoover (1874). After him are Benjamin Harrison (1833), Andrew Jackson (1767), Dick Cheney (1941), Jerry Brown (1938), William Henry Harrison (1773), and William Jennings Bryan (1860).