Judah P. Benjamin

1811 - 1884

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Judah Philip Benjamin, QC (August 6, 1811 – May 6, 1884) was a United States senator from Louisiana, a Cabinet officer of the Confederate States and, after his escape to the United Kingdom at the end of the American Civil War, an English barrister. Benjamin was the first Jew to hold a Cabinet position in North America and the first to be elected to the United States Senate who had not renounced his faith. Benjamin was born to Sephardic Jewish parents from London, who had moved to St. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Judah P. Benjamin has received more than 874,950 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Judah P. Benjamin is the 13,562nd most popular politician (down from 12,781st in 2019), the 6th most popular biography from U.S. Virgin Islands and the most popular Politician.

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Among politicians, Judah P. Benjamin ranks 13,562 out of 15,577Before him are Miguel Ángel Moratinos, Victor Ponta, Alfredo Copello, Milan Panić, Al-Musta'in I, and Maurice Raynaud. After him are Henri Laurent, Gaius Sallustius Passienus Crispus, Babiker Awadalla, Nils Torvalds, Philip Howard, 13th Earl of Arundel, and Pedro Rodríguez, Count of Campomanes.

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Among people born in 1811, Judah P. Benjamin ranks 56Before him are Giulia Grisi, Johann Georg von Hahn, James Young Simpson, Johann Dzierzon, Carl Johan Thyselius, and Dimitrija Demeter. After him are John Neumann, James Hall, Katarina Ivanović, Luis González-Bravo y López de Arjona, William Henry Harvey, and Hugh Edwin Strickland. Among people deceased in 1884, Judah P. Benjamin ranks 55Before him are Jean-Augustin Barral, Miroslav Tyrš, Emanuel Geibel, Buenaventura Báez, Heinrich Göppert, and Victor Massé. After him are Daniel Harrwitz, Menyhért Lónyay, Carlo Alberto Castigliano, George Engelmann, Alfred Francis Russell, and Arnold Henry Guyot.

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In U.S. Virgin Islands

Among people born in U.S. Virgin Islands, Judah P. Benjamin ranks 6 out of 11Before him are Camille Pissarro (1830), Henri Étienne Sainte-Claire Deville (1818), Kelsey Grammer (1955), Emile Griffith (1938), and Tim Duncan (1976). After him are Edward Wilmot Blyden (1832), Jasmin St. Claire (1972), Peter Holmberg (1960), Raja Bell (1976), and Daryl Homer (1990).

Among POLITICIANS In U.S. Virgin Islands

Among politicians born in U.S. Virgin Islands, Judah P. Benjamin ranks 1