Joseph Jenkins Roberts

1809 - 1876

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Joseph Jenkins Roberts (March 15, 1809 – February 24, 1876) was an African-American merchant who emigrated to Liberia in 1829, where he became a noted politician. Elected as the first (1848–1856) and seventh (1872–1876) President of Liberia after independence, he was the first man of African descent to govern the country, serving previously as governor from 1841 to 1848. Born free in Norfolk, Virginia, Roberts emigrated as a young man with his mother, siblings, wife, and child to the young West African colony. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joseph Jenkins Roberts has received more than 466,967 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Joseph Jenkins Roberts is the 9,396th most popular politician (down from 9,310th in 2019), the 3,557th most popular biography from United States (down from 3,340th in 2019) and the 217th most popular American Politician.

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Among politicians, Joseph Jenkins Roberts ranks 9,396 out of 15,710Before him are Li Lisan, Roméo Dallaire, Ali Mahdi Muhammad, Firmus, Eurysthenes, and Magnus Erlendsson, Earl of Orkney. After him are Vitaly Vorotnikov, Jason of Pherae, Alfredo Oscar Saint Jean, Mieczysław Rakowski, Alvise Pisani, and Ioannis Kolettis.

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Among people born in 1809, Joseph Jenkins Roberts ranks 40Before him are Leopoldo O'Donnell, 1st Duke of Tetuán, Hannibal Hamlin, Karl Koch, Matsumura Sōkon, Kit Carson, and Robert Cornelius. After him are Franz Wilhelm Junghuhn, Nikolay Muravyov-Amursky, Jules Favre, Louis Charles Delescluze, Benjamin Peirce, and Cyrus McCormick. Among people deceased in 1876, Joseph Jenkins Roberts ranks 33Before him are Adolphe-Théodore Brongniart, Infanta Isabel Maria of Braganza, Aleksander Fredro, Karl Eichwald, Harriet Martineau, and Philipp Mainländer. After him are George Smith, Manuel Blanco Encalada, Adolph Tidemand, Friedrich von Berchtold, Josef Kriehuber, and Anna Russell.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Joseph Jenkins Roberts ranks 3,557 out of 15,968Before him are Glen Cook (1944), Joel Asaph Allen (1838), Robert Cornelius (1809), Holly Marie Combs (1973), Alice B. Toklas (1877), and Tyga (1989). After him are Carla Gugino (1971), Chris Tucker (1971), Juliette Lewis (1973), Dee Wallace (1948), Evelyn Keyes (1916), and Joe Don Baker (1936).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, Joseph Jenkins Roberts ranks 217Before him are Jack Sharkey (1902), James F. Byrnes (1882), John Paine (1870), Michael Dukakis (1933), John Podesta (1949), and Charles Curtis (1860). After him are George Koval (1913), Dwight F. Davis (1879), John C. Breckinridge (1821), Leon Panetta (1938), Charles W. Fairbanks (1852), and Spotted Elk (1826).