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 3,232,785 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). John Hancock is the 5,704th most popular politician (down from 5,033rd in 2019), the 1,973rd most popular biography from United States (down from 1,643rd in 2019) and the 121st most popular American Politician.

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Among politicians, John Hancock ranks 5,704 out of 15,710Before him are Takeda Sōkaku, Aristomenes, James Louis Sobieski, Adolph Diesterweg, Eurydice of Egypt, and Vladimir Antonov-Ovseyenko. After him are Ishpuini of Urartu, Guillaume-Chrétien de Lamoignon de Malesherbes, Emperor Go-Reizei, Mihai Antonescu, Andrew Báthory, and Seonjong of Goryeo.

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Among people born in 1737, John Hancock ranks 12Before him are Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre, Marie-Louise O'Murphy, Alexei Grigoryevich Orlov, Antoine-Augustin Parmentier, Josef Mysliveček, and Louise of France. After him are Prince Josias of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, Jacob Philipp Hackert, Tokugawa Ieharu, George Macartney, 1st Earl Macartney, Maria Caterina Brignole, and Louis-Bernard Guyton de Morveau. Among people deceased in 1793, John Hancock ranks 19Before him are Jacques Pierre Brissot, Charles Bonnet, Alexander Roslin, Antoine Barnave, Louis Jean Marie de Bourbon, Duke of Penthièvre, and John Hunter. After him are Jean-Marie Roland de la Platière, Jacques Cathelineau, Fletcher Christian, Pietro Nardini, Charles Eugene, Duke of Württemberg, and Nicolaas Laurens Burman.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, John Hancock ranks 1,973 out of 15,968Before him are Kathleen Turner (1954), Steve Morse (1954), Clement Greenberg (1909), Rick Riordan (1964), Edmond Hamilton (1904), and Lewis Mumford (1895). After him are Billy Ray Cyrus (1961), Eugene Nida (1914), Irving Baxter (1876), Sundance Kid (1867), Kelly McGillis (1957), and Cyd Charisse (1922).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, John Hancock ranks 121Before him are Meir Kahane (1932), George Clinton (1739), Walter Mondale (1928), Elijah Muhammad (1897), Spiro Agnew (1918), and Clement Greenberg (1909). After him are Samuel Adams (1722), Robert Todd Lincoln (1843), Janet Yellen (1946), Henry L. Stimson (1867), Hubert Humphrey (1911), and Curtis LeMay (1906).