Leland Stanford

1824 - 1893

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Amasa Leland Stanford (March 9, 1824 – June 21, 1893) was an American industrialist and politician. A member of the Republican Party, he served as the 8th governor of California from 1862 to 1863 and represented California in the United States Senate from 1885 until his death in 1893. He and his wife Jane were also the founders of Stanford University, which they named after their late son. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Leland Stanford has received more than 1,433,702 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Leland Stanford is the 6,161st most popular politician (up from 6,308th in 2019), the 2,073rd most popular biography from United States (up from 2,211th in 2019) and the 129th most popular Politician.

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Among politicians, Leland Stanford ranks 6,161 out of 15,577Before him are Francesco Farnese, Duke of Parma, Henryk IV Probus, Rimush, 7th Dalai Lama, King Li of Zhou, and Rahmon Nabiyev. After him are Laurent Fabius, Emperor Go-Hanazono, Proclus of Constantinople, Frederick William, Duke of Courland, Max Koegel, and Sobekhotep IV.

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Among people born in 1824, Leland Stanford ranks 25Before him are Princess Sophie of the Netherlands, Karl-Maria Kertbeny, Tokugawa Iesada, Ludwig Büchner, Johann Wilhelm Hittorf, and Nana Sahib. After him are Princess Francisca of Brazil, Pierre Janssen, Peter Cornelius, Louis II, Grand Duke of Baden, Jozef Israëls, and George MacDonald. Among people deceased in 1893, Leland Stanford ranks 21Before him are George Tupou I, Baron Alexander von Bach, Duke Maximilian Emanuel in Bavaria, Alfredo Catalani, Heinrich Göbel, and P. G. T. Beauregard. After him are Abner Doubleday, Princess Margherita of Bourbon-Parma, George Victor, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont, Ferenc Erkel, Alexander Cunningham, and Alphonse Pyramus de Candolle.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Leland Stanford ranks 2,073 out of 18,182Before him are Eric Adams (1952), Johnny Winter (1944), Georgina Spelvin (1936), Walter Tevis (1928), Alan Menken (1949), and Madeleine Stowe (1958). After him are Perry Como (1912), Tommie Smith (1944), Teri Hatcher (1964), Candice Bergen (1946), Tanya Roberts (1955), and Harpo Marx (1888).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, Leland Stanford ranks 129Before him are Bob Dole (1923), Wolfgang Kapp (1858), Sam Houston (1793), Paul Ryan (1970), Jack Kemp (1935), and Paul Wolfowitz (1943). After him are Curtis LeMay (1906), Ron Paul (1935), Paul P. Harris (1868), Prescott Bush (1895), Henry A. Wallace (1888), and Oliver Winchester (1810).