John Hancock

1737 - 1793

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John Hancock (January 23, 1737 [O.S. January 12, 1736] – October 8, 1793) was an American Founding Father, merchant, statesman, and prominent Patriot of the American Revolution. He served as president of the Second Continental Congress and was the first and third Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He is remembered for his large and stylish signature on the United States Declaration of Independence, so much so that the term John Hancock or Hancock has become a nickname in the United States for one's signature. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Hancock has received more than 3,509,272 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). John Hancock is the 5,564th most popular politician (up from 5,698th in 2019), the 1,885th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,972nd in 2019) and the 118th most popular Politician.

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Among politicians, John Hancock ranks 5,564 out of 15,577Before him are Peter Minuit, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, Favila of Asturias, Princess Sophie of the Netherlands, René Préval, and Eleanor de' Medici. After him are Uija of Baekje, Macky Sall, Johann I Joseph, Prince of Liechtenstein, Prince Felix of Schwarzenberg, Roger Ducos, and Vaballathus.

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Among people born in 1737, John Hancock ranks 13Before him are Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre, Antoine-Augustin Parmentier, Marie-Louise O'Murphy, Josef Mysliveček, Archduchess Maria Elisabeth of Austria, and Louise of France. After him are Prince Josias of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, Princess Augusta of Great Britain, Jacob Philipp Hackert, Tokugawa Ieharu, George Macartney, 1st Earl Macartney, and Maria Caterina Brignole. Among people deceased in 1793, John Hancock ranks 18Before him are Francesco Guardi, Madame Roland, Alexander Roslin, Charles Bonnet, Louis Jean Marie de Bourbon, Duke of Penthièvre, and Antoine Barnave. After him are Fletcher Christian, Jacques Cathelineau, Jean-Marie Roland de la Platière, Charles Eugene, Duke of Württemberg, John Hunter, and Pietro Nardini.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, John Hancock ranks 1,885 out of 18,182Before him are Aaron Spelling (1923), George Strait (1952), William Carlos Williams (1883), Jonathan Edwards (1703), Lee Grant (1927), and Paul Schrader (1946). After him are Dick York (1928), John Mauchly (1907), W. E. B. Du Bois (1868), Don Budge (1915), James B. Donovan (1916), and Larry Holmes (1949).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, John Hancock ranks 118Before him are Mitt Romney (1947), Clement Greenberg (1909), Antony Blinken (1962), Bess Truman (1885), Kalākaua (1836), and Pontiac (1714). After him are Alben W. Barkley (1877), Hubert Humphrey (1911), Spiro Agnew (1918), Ben Carson (1951), Bob Dole (1923), and Wolfgang Kapp (1858).