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John Jay

1745 - 1829

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

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Jay has received more than 2,957,590 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). John Jay is the 7th most popular diplomat (up from 9th in 2019), the 194th most popular biography from United States (up from 219th 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 7 out of 52Before him are Pocahontas, Kofi Annan, Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, Gaius Marius, Dag Hammarskjöld, and Ban Ki-moon. After him are Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Alexandra Kollontai, Ferdinand de Lesseps, Raoul Wallenberg, Madeleine Albright, and Prince Claus of the Netherlands.

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Among people born in 1745, John Jay ranks 3Before him are Alessandro Volta and Mikhail Kutuzov. After him are Philippe Pinel, Maria Luisa of Spain, Archduke Charles Joseph of Austria, Carl Stamitz, Levin August von Bennigsen, Andrianampoinimerina, Fyodor Ushakov, Valentin Haüy, and Johan Christian Fabricius. Among people deceased in 1829, John Jay ranks 5Before him are Jean-Baptiste Lamarck, Pope Leo XII, Thomas Young, and Niels Henrik Abel. After him are Humphry Davy, Maria Anna Mozart, Friedrich Schlegel, Paul Barras, Alexander Griboyedov, Louis Nicolas Vauquelin, and François-Joseph Gossec.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, John Jay ranks 194 out of 18,182Before him are Talcott Parsons (1902), James Madison (1751), Scatman John (1942), Gary Cooper (1901), John Rawls (1921), and Whitney Houston (1963). After him are George Lucas (1944), Alec Baldwin (1958), Samuel P. Huntington (1927), Gene Cernan (1934), Ben Affleck (1972), and B. F. Skinner (1904).

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), George F. Kennan (1904), John Mott (1865), Dean Acheson (1893), Jean Kennedy Smith (1928), Ralph Bunche (1904), Richard Holbrooke (1941), J. Christopher Stevens (1960), Edward M. House (1858), and Adlai Stevenson II (1900).