John F. Kennedy

1917 - 1963

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John Fitzgerald Kennedy (May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963), often referred to by his initials JFK, was an American politician who served as the 35th president of the United States from 1961 until his assassination near the end of his third year in office. Kennedy served at the height of the Cold War, and the majority of his work as president concerned relations with the Soviet Union and Cuba. A Democrat, he represented Massachusetts in both houses of the U.S. Congress prior to his presidency. Born into the prominent Kennedy family in Brookline, Massachusetts, Kennedy graduated from Harvard University in 1940 before joining the U.S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John F. Kennedy has received more than 45,883,335 page views. His biography is available in 156 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 151 in 2019). John F. Kennedy is the 45th most popular politician (up from 50th in 2019), the 15th most popular biography from United States (down from 14th in 2019) and the 7th 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 45 out of 15,710Before him are Qin Shi Huang, David, Richard III of England, Maria Theresa, Martin Van Buren, and Peter the Great. After him are Fidel Castro, Leon Trotsky, Josip Broz Tito, Caligula, Hillary Clinton, and Vladimir Putin.

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

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In United States

Among people born in United States, John F. Kennedy ranks 15 out of 15,968Before him are Marilyn Monroe (1926), Sylvester Stallone (1946), Steve Jobs (1955), Malcolm X (1925), Elvis Presley (1935), and Martin Van Buren (1782). After him are Hillary Clinton (1947), Neil Armstrong (1930), Steven Spielberg (1946), Ernest Hemingway (1899), Benjamin Franklin (1706), and Mark Twain (1835).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, John F. Kennedy ranks 7Before him are Donald Trump (1946), Thomas Jefferson (1743), Jimmy Carter (1924), Ulysses S. Grant (1822), Abraham Lincoln (1809), and Martin Van Buren (1782). After him are Hillary Clinton (1947), Benjamin Franklin (1706), Ronald Reagan (1911), Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882), James K. Polk (1795), and George Washington (1732).