Jefferson Davis

1808 - 1889

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Jefferson F. Davis (June 3, 1808 – December 6, 1889) was an American politician who served as the first and only president of the Confederate States from 1861 to 1865. He represented Mississippi in the United States Senate and the House of Representatives as a member of the Democratic Party before the American Civil War. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jefferson Davis has received more than 10,579,968 page views. His biography is available in 69 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 65 in 2019). Jefferson Davis is the 1,266th most popular politician (down from 1,172nd in 2019), the 368th most popular biography from United States (down from 360th in 2019) and the 54th most popular American Politician.

Jefferson Davis was the president of the Confederate States of America during the Civil War.

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Among politicians, Jefferson Davis ranks 1,266 out of 19,576Before him are Wenceslaus III of Bohemia, Ludvík Svoboda, Andronikos III Palaiologos, Louis III of France, John V Palaiologos, and Henri, Count of Chambord. After him are Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Ludwig I of Bavaria, Ferdinand I of Romania, Emmanuel Macron, Emperor Wen of Sui, and Charles II, Archduke of Austria.

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Among people born in 1808, Jefferson Davis ranks 9Before him are Honoré Daumier, Princess Ludovika of Bavaria, Antonio Meucci, Frederick VII of Denmark, Patrice de MacMahon, and Emir Abdelkader. After him are Duke Maximilian Joseph in Bavaria, Gérard de Nerval, Thomas Cook, Johann Gustav Droysen, David Strauss, and Maria Malibran. Among people deceased in 1889, Jefferson Davis ranks 5Before him are James Prescott Joule, Rudolf, Crown Prince of Austria, Antonio Meucci, and Baroness Mary Vetsera. After him are Michel Eugène Chevreul, Alexandre Cabanel, Luís I of Portugal, Mihai Eminescu, Nikolay Chernyshevsky, Father Damien, and Wilkie Collins.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Jefferson Davis ranks 368 out of 20,380Before him are Mike Tyson (1966), Romina Power (1951), Israel Kamakawiwoʻole (1959), Jennifer Lopez (1969), Joseph Stiglitz (1943), and Jerry Lewis (1926). After him are Harry Nilsson (1941), Harvey Keitel (1939), Willis Lamb (1913), Owen Chamberlain (1920), Robert Peary (1856), and Virginia Apgar (1909).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, Jefferson Davis ranks 54Before him are James Buchanan (1791), Grover Cleveland (1837), Zachary Taylor (1784), Warren G. Harding (1865), Henry Clay (1777), and William Henry Harrison (1773). After him are Sarah Palin (1964), William McKinley (1843), Millard Fillmore (1800), Jim Mattis (1950), Dick Cheney (1941), and John Tyler (1790).