John F. Kennedy

1917 - 1963

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John Fitzgerald Kennedy (May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963), often referred to as JFK, was an American politician who served as the 35th president of the United States from 1961 until his assassination in 1963. He was the youngest person elected president. Kennedy served at the height of the Cold War, and the majority of his foreign policy concerned relations with the Soviet Union and Cuba. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John F. Kennedy has received more than 62,674,317 page views. His biography is available in 169 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 160 in 2019). John F. Kennedy is the 67th most popular politician (down from 63rd in 2019), the 28th most popular biography from United States (down from 18th in 2019) and the 15th most popular American Politician.

John F. Kennedy is most famous for being the 35th president of the United States.

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Among politicians, John F. Kennedy ranks 67 out of 19,576Before him are Queen Victoria, Franklin Pierce, Frederick the Great, Richard I of England, Selim II, and Franklin D. Roosevelt. After him are Leon Trotsky, Fidel Castro, Nikita Khrushchev, Francis II, Holy Roman Emperor, Benjamin Franklin, and Narendra Modi.

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Among people born in 1917, John F. Kennedy ranks 1After him are Park Chung-hee, Indira Gandhi, Heinrich Böll, Arthur C. Clarke, Ilya Prigogine, Ella Fitzgerald, Dean Martin, Eric Hobsbawm, Frederica of Hanover, I. M. Pei, and Ferdinand Marcos. Among people deceased in 1963, John F. Kennedy ranks 1After him are Édith Piaf, Lee Harvey Oswald, Pope John XXIII, Robert Frost, Jean Cocteau, Georges Braque, Aldous Huxley, Robert Schuman, Ngo Dinh Diem, Tristan Tzara, and C. S. Lewis.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, John F. Kennedy ranks 28 out of 20,380Before him are Bruce Lee (1940), Joe Biden (1942), Grace Kelly (1929), Franklin Pierce (1804), Elvis Presley (1935), and Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882). After him are Neil Armstrong (1930), Benjamin Franklin (1706), Eleanor Roosevelt (1884), Ronald Reagan (1911), Pocahontas (1595), and George Washington (1732).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, John F. Kennedy ranks 15Before him are Martin Van Buren (1782), Ulysses S. Grant (1822), James K. Polk (1795), Joe Biden (1942), Franklin Pierce (1804), and Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882). After him are Benjamin Franklin (1706), Ronald Reagan (1911), George Washington (1732), Harry S. Truman (1884), Bernie Sanders (1941), and Al Gore (1948).