John Jay

1745 - 1829

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John Jay (December 23 [O.S. December 12], 1745 – May 17, 1829) was an American statesman, diplomat, abolitionist, signatory of the Treaty of Paris, and a Founding Father of the United States. He served from 1789 to 1795 as the first chief justice of the United States and from 1795 to 1801 as the second governor of New York. Jay directed U.S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Jay has received more than 3,561,888 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). John Jay is the 3rd most popular diplomat (up from 7th in 2019), the 96th most popular biography from United States (up from 194th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular American Diplomat.

John Jay was the first Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court. He is most famous for writing the Federalist Papers with Alexander Hamilton and James Madison.

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Among diplomats, John Jay ranks 3 out of 90Before him are Pocahontas, and Kofi Annan. After him are Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, Gaius Marius, Dag Hammarskjöld, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Alexandra Kollontai, Ban Ki-moon, Ferdinand de Lesseps, Raoul Wallenberg, and Lucien Bonaparte.

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Among people born in 1745, John Jay ranks 2Before him is Alessandro Volta. After him are Mikhail Kutuzov, Philippe Pinel, Maria Luisa of Spain, Archduke Charles Joseph of Austria, Levin August von Bennigsen, Carl Stamitz, Johan Gottlieb Gahn, Fyodor Ushakov, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, and Johan Christian Fabricius. Among people deceased in 1829, John Jay ranks 3Before him are Niels Henrik Abel, and Jean-Baptiste Lamarck. After him are Pope Leo XII, Thomas Young, Humphry Davy, Paul Barras, Maria Anna Mozart, Friedrich Schlegel, François-Joseph Gossec, Louis Nicolas Vauquelin, and Alexander Griboyedov.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, John Jay ranks 96 out of 20,380Before him are Louis Armstrong (1901), Samuel Morse (1791), Woodrow Wilson (1856), Jeff Bezos (1964), Vince McMahon (1945), and Gerald Ford (1913). After him are Harrison Ford (1942), Warren Buffett (1930), Bob Dylan (1941), Crazy Horse (1840), Lyndon B. Johnson (1908), and Frank Sinatra (1915).

Among DIPLOMATS In United States

Among diplomats born in United States, John Jay ranks 2Before him are Pocahontas (1595). After him are John R. Bolton (1948), Antony Blinken (1962), George F. Kennan (1904), Ralph Bunche (1904), Dean Acheson (1893), Jean Kennedy Smith (1928), William J. Burns (1956), Richard Holbrooke (1941), Victoria Nuland (1961), and Adlai Stevenson II (1900).