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John Dickinson

1732 - 1808

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John Dickinson (November 13 [Julian calendar November 2] 1732 – February 14, 1808), a Founding Father of the United States, was an attorney and politician from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Wilmington, Delaware. Dickinson was known as the "Penman of the Revolution" for his twelve Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania, published individually in 1767 and 1768, and he also wrote "The Liberty Song" in 1768. As a member of the First Continental Congress, where he signed the Continental Association, Dickinson drafted most of the 1774 Petition to the King, and then, as a member of the Second Continental Congress, he wrote the 1775 Olive Branch Petition. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Dickinson has received more than 930,314 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). John Dickinson is the 4,407th most popular politician (up from 5,116th in 2019), the 1,460th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,772nd in 2019) and the 97th most popular American Politician.

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Among politicians, John Dickinson ranks 4,407 out of 15,577Before him are Drusus Caesar, Princess Regina of Saxe-Meiningen, Princess Christine Louise of Oettingen-Oettingen, Isabella, Queen of Armenia, John George II, Elector of Saxony, and Anastasia of Kiev. After him are Yelü Chucai, Paolo Gentiloni, Ibn Tumart, Shintaro Ishihara, Charles IV, Duke of Lorraine, and Igor Ivanov.

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Among people born in 1732, John Dickinson ranks 14Before him are Richard Arkwright, Jérôme Lalande, Abbas III, Adélaïde of France, Frederick II Eugene, Duke of Württemberg, and Johann Christoph Adelung. After him are Warren Hastings, Carl Gotthard Langhans, Peter Forsskål, Joseph Gaertner, Jeanne Julie Éléonore de Lespinasse, and Hieronymus von Colloredo. Among people deceased in 1808, John Dickinson ranks 6Before him are Selim III, Christian VII of Denmark, Mustafa IV, Archduchess Maria Elisabeth of Austria, and Alexei Grigoryevich Orlov. After him are Hubert Robert, Johan Christian Fabricius, Carl Gotthard Langhans, Pierre Jean Georges Cabanis, Friedrich Kasimir Medikus, and Paul Wranitzky.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, John Dickinson ranks 1,460 out of 18,182Before him are George Smoot (1945), Mamie Eisenhower (1896), Robert J. Flaherty (1884), Spike Lee (1957), Dale T. Mortensen (1939), and Eugene Fama (1939). After him are Gus Van Sant (1952), Gene Sharp (1928), Carl Reiner (1922), William Miller (1782), Edie Sedgwick (1943), and David Caruso (1956).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, John Dickinson ranks 97Before him are Aaron Burr (1756), John Foster Dulles (1888), Mike Pence (1959), Red Cloud (1822), Charles G. Dawes (1865), and Allen Dulles (1893). After him are George Papandreou (1952), Conrad Hilton (1887), Janet Yellen (1946), Chief Seattle (1786), William Walker (1824), and Samuel Adams (1722).