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James Monroe

1758 - 1831

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James Monroe ( mən-ROH; April 28, 1758 – July 4, 1831) was an American statesman, lawyer, and diplomat 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 who was a Founding Father as well as 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 6,146,389 page views. His biography is available in 130 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 125 in 2019). James Monroe is the 634th most popular politician (up from 725th in 2019), the 182nd most popular biography from United States (up from 226th in 2019) and the 31st 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 634 out of 15,577Before him are Sargon II, Sviatoslav I of Kiev, Grigory Potemkin, Licinius, Hideki Tojo, and Michael of Russia. After him are Ngo Dinh Diem, Sweyn Forkbeard, Lucius Tarquinius Priscus, Arthur Seyss-Inquart, Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, and Ptolemy II Philadelphus.

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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, Jean-Jacques Dessalines, Emperor Go-Momozono, Kamehameha I, Marie-Anne Paulze Lavoisier, Franz Joseph Gall, Duchess Sophia Frederica of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, and Antoine Isaac Silvestre de Sacy. 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, Countess Augusta Reuss of Ebersdorf, Emilia Plater, Achim von Arnim, Charles Felix of Sardinia, and Princess Louise of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, James Monroe ranks 182 out of 18,182Before him are Jane Fonda (1937), William James Sidis (1898), Tom Cruise (1962), David Lynch (1946), Pearl S. Buck (1892), and Sigourney Weaver (1949). After him are Samuel Colt (1814), Richard Gere (1949), Carl Sagan (1934), Ray Bradbury (1920), Tom Selleck (1945), and Talcott Parsons (1902).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, James Monroe ranks 31Before him are Gerald Ford (1913), Bhumibol Adulyadej (1927), Lyndon B. Johnson (1908), Sitting Bull (1831), John Adams (1735), and Herbert Hoover (1874). After him are James Madison (1751), Andrew Jackson (1767), Robert F. Kennedy (1925), William Howard Taft (1857), Calvin Coolidge (1872), and John Quincy Adams (1767).