John W. Foster

1836 - 1917

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John Watson Foster (March 2, 1836 – November 15, 1917) was an American diplomat and military officer, as well as a lawyer and journalist. His highest public office was U.S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John W. Foster has received more than 150,736 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). John W. Foster is the 14,022nd most popular politician (down from 13,787th in 2019), the 6,250th most popular biography from United States (up from 6,900th in 2019) and the 403rd most popular American Politician.

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  • 150k

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  • 48.63

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 24

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.97

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.26

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Over the past year John W. Foster has had the most page views in the with 20,626 views, followed by Chinese (2,546), and Russian (1,677). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Tatar (31.58%), Hebrew (26.29%), and Portuguese (19.66%)


Among politicians, John W. Foster ranks 14,022 out of 19,576Before him are Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi, Mpande kaSenzangakhona, Ibrahim al-Hamdi, Theophano of Athens, Lucius Aemilius Barbula, and Ludeca of Mercia. After him are Periklis Pierrakos-Mavromichalis, Quintus Marcius Rex, Raul Khajimba, Catherine of York, Mirza Ibrahimov, and János Hadik.

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Among people born in 1836, John W. Foster ranks 64Before him are Georg August Schweinfurth, Bret Harte, Michał Elwiro Andriolli, Émile Étienne Guimet, Emil Hartmann, and Robert Swinhoe. After him are W. S. Gilbert, Ferdinand Monoyer, Harry Rosenbusch, Isabella Beeton, Greene Vardiman Black, and Jay Gould. Among people deceased in 1917, John W. Foster ranks 92Before him are Alexei Mateevici, Prince Friedrich Karl of Prussia, Oswaldo Cruz, Madge Syers, Frances Xavier Cabrini, and Yi Jun-yong. After him are Teoberto Maler, Edward Thomas, Eduardo Pondal, Sergei Zubatov, Stéphane Javelle, and Émil Goeldi.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, John W. Foster ranks 6,250 out of 20,380Before him are Caroline Harrison (1832), Carl Switzer (1927), James Agee (1909), Lhasa de Sela (1972), Nicholas Hammond (1950), and Paul Gray (1972). After him are Harry Davenport (1866), Sandra Harding (1935), Spencer Haywood (1949), Dan Graham (1942), Vinnie Paul (1964), and Fred Kelly (1891).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, John W. Foster ranks 403Before him are Robert R. Livingston (1746), Julia Gardiner Tyler (1820), Gray Davis (1942), Alf Landon (1887), Henry Lee III (1756), and Caroline Harrison (1832). After him are Alfred Francis Russell (1817), Edward Livingston (1764), Sarah Childress Polk (1803), Paul H. O'Neill (1935), Letitia Christian Tyler (1790), and Marvin Hart (1876).