John Jay

1745 - 1829

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John Jay (December 12, 1745 – May 17, 1829) was an American statesman, patriot, diplomat, Founding Father, abolitionist, negotiator, and signatory of the Treaty of Paris of 1783. 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 2,613,770 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). John Jay is the 9th most popular diplomat, the 219th most popular biography from United States (down from 215th 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 9 out of 51Before him are Gaius Marius, Ban Ki-moon, Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, Dag Hammarskjöld, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, and Alexandra Kollontai. After him are Raoul Wallenberg, John R. Bolton, Ferdinand de Lesseps, Folke Bernadotte, Prince Claus of the Netherlands, and Mohamed ElBaradei.

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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, Johan Christian Fabricius, Andrianampoinimerina, Casimir Pulaski, and Fyodor Ushakov. Among people deceased in 1829, John Jay ranks 5Before him are Jean-Baptiste Lamarck, Pope Leo XII, Niels Henrik Abel, and Humphry Davy. After him are Maria Anna Mozart, Friedrich Schlegel, Paul Barras, Thomas Young, Louis Nicolas Vauquelin, Alexander Griboyedov, and François-Joseph Gossec.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, John Jay ranks 219 out of 15,968Before him are Gary Cooper (1901), Rocky Marciano (1923), Christopher Lloyd (1938), Herbert Hoover (1874), Whitney Houston (1963), and George Westinghouse (1846). After him are Mel Gibson (1956), Aretha Franklin (1942), Brigham Young (1801), Tony Curtis (1925), George S. Patton (1885), and Robert Duvall (1931).

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), Richard Holbrooke (1941), Ralph Bunche (1904), J. Christopher Stevens (1960), Adlai Stevenson II (1900), and Edward M. House (1858).