Leonidas Polk

1806 - 1864

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Lieutenant-General Leonidas Polk (April 10, 1806 – June 14, 1864) was a bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana and founder of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the Confederate States of America, which separated from the Episcopal Church of the United States of America. He was a slaveholding planter in Maury County, Tennessee, and a second cousin of President James K. Polk. He resigned his ecclesiastical position to become a major-general in the Confederate States Army, when he was called "Sewanee's Fighting Bishop". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Leonidas Polk has received more than 436,965 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. Leonidas Polk is the 1,417th most popular military personnel, the 8,699th most popular biography from United States and the 133rd most popular American Military Personnel.

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Among military personnels, Leonidas Polk ranks 1,417 out of 1,466Before him are Zebulon Pike, William Rosecrans, John Abizaid, John C. Pemberton, Frederic Thesiger, 2nd Baron Chelmsford, and Frederick E. Morgan. After him are John Dill, Sir Henry Wilson, 1st Baronet, John Hunt, Baron Hunt, William J. Hardee, Andy McNab, and Daniel Harvey Hill.

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Among people born in 1806, Leonidas Polk ranks 48Before him are Pascual Madoz, Martín Carrera, George Newbold Lawrence, Aristeidis Moraitinis, Manuel Ignacio de Vivanco, and Matthew Fontaine Maury. After him are Henry Kellett, Nathaniel Parker Willis, and William P. Fessenden. Among people deceased in 1864, Leonidas Polk ranks 61Before him are José Justo Corro, Jacques Jasmin, John Sedgwick, Juris Alunāns, Roger B. Taney, and John Clare. After him are William Smith O'Brien and Henry Schoolcraft.

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Among people born in United States, Leonidas Polk ranks 8,699 out of 15,968Before him are George Whitefield Chadwick (1854), Brittany Andrews (1973), Robert Bacher (1905), Allen J. Bard (1933), Tom Brokaw (1940), and Sharon Mitchell (1956). After him are Rasheed Wallace (1974), Ólafur Darri Ólafsson (1973), Jonathan Richman (1951), Susan Anspach (1942), Dan Dailey (1915), and Jane Krakowski (1968).


Among military personnels born in United States, Leonidas Polk ranks 133Before him are John Sullivan (1740), Anthony Wayne (1745), Zebulon Pike (1779), William Rosecrans (1819), John Abizaid (1951), and John C. Pemberton (1814). After him are William J. Hardee (1815), Daniel Harvey Hill (1821), John Buford (1826), Sterling Price (1809), Lewis H. Brereton (1890), and Michael Mullen (1946).