Leland Stanford

1824 - 1893

Leland Stanford

Amasa Leland Stanford (March 9, 1824 – June 21, 1893) was an American industrialist and politician. He is the founder (with his wife, Jane Lathrop) of Stanford University. Migrating to California from New York at the time of the Gold Rush, he became a successful merchant and wholesaler, and continued to build his business empire. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Leland Stanford has received more than 1,033,639 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 6,479th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Leland Stanford ranks 6,440 out of 14,801Before him are Thomas A. Hendricks, Nebuchadnezzar IV, Morarji Desai, Lucius Junius Gallio Annaeanus, Tacfarinas, and Al-Mansur Ali. After him are Ismail Haniyeh, Rasoherina, Şahin Giray, Mayta Cápac, Rodoald, and Hans Aumeier.

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Among people born in 1824, Leland Stanford ranks 26Before him are Tokugawa Iesada, Princess Sophie of the Netherlands, Dayananda Saraswati, Peter Cornelius, Jozef Israëls, and Johann Wilhelm Hittorf. After him are Louis II, Grand Duke of Baden, Kuno Fischer, Winfield Scott Hancock, Archduchess Maria Beatrix of Austria-Este, Vladimir Stasov, and Levi P. Morton. Among people deceased in 1893, Leland Stanford ranks 21Before him are Baron Alexander von Bach, Heinrich Göbel, Abner Doubleday, Alfredo Catalani, Ferenc Erkel, and Ford Madox Brown. After him are Alphonse Pyramus de Candolle, José Zorrilla, George Victor, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont, P. G. T. Beauregard, Robert Cornelius, and Alphonse Beau de Rochas.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Leland Stanford ranks 2,096 out of 12,171Before him are Peter Agre (1949), Irvin Kershner (1923), Thomas A. Hendricks (1819), Don Cheadle (1964), Kevin A. Lynch (1918), and Bernard Malamud (1914). After him are Edward Weston (1886), Chris Columbus (1958), Richard Basehart (1914), Janet Jackson (1966), King C. Gillette (1855), and Elisabeth Shue (1963).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, Leland Stanford ranks 130Before him are Robert Smith (1757), Ben Carson (1951), Robert Todd Lincoln (1843), Fiorello H. La Guardia (1882), Spiro Agnew (1918), and Thomas A. Hendricks (1819). After him are Thomas R. Marshall (1854), George Wallace (1919), Maxwell D. Taylor (1901), Elijah Muhammad (1897), Paul Ryan (1970), and Cochise (1805).