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Lew Wallace

1827 - 1905

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Lewis Wallace (April 10, 1827 – February 15, 1905) was an American lawyer, Union general in the American Civil War, governor of the New Mexico Territory, politician, diplomat, and author from Indiana. Among his novels and biographies, Wallace is best known for his historical adventure story, Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1880), a bestselling novel that has been called "the most influential Christian book of the nineteenth century."Wallace's military career included service in the Mexican–American War and the American Civil War. He was appointed Indiana's adjutant general and commanded the 11th Indiana Infantry Regiment. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lew Wallace has received more than 1,026,293 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia. Lew Wallace is the 7,709th most popular politician (down from 6,810th in 2019), the 2,656th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,405th in 2019) and the 163rd most popular American Politician.

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Among politicians, Lew Wallace ranks 7,709 out of 15,577Before him are Jerome Powell, Jorge Eliécer Gaitán, Meritites I, Bernardino Rivadavia, Bonar Law, and Uijong of Goryeo. After him are Anthemius, Tippu Tip, Eliza Lynch, Emperor Kameyama, Petre Roman, and John Connally.

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Among people born in 1827, Lew Wallace ranks 29Before him are Henry Gray, Pyotr Semyonov-Tyan-Shansky, Grand Duchess Catherine Mikhailovna of Russia, Archduke Rainer Ferdinand of Austria, Jules Breton, and Archduke Wilhelm Franz of Austria. After him are Sandford Fleming, Paul de Lagarde, Nikolai Severtzov, Peter II, Grand Duke of Oldenburg, Prince Francis, Count of Trapani, and Pierre Cuypers. Among people deceased in 1905, Lew Wallace ranks 32Before him are Adolf Bastian, Marcel Schwob, Infanta Amalia of Spain, Anton Ažbe, George MacDonald, and Carmine Crocco. After him are Tippu Tip, Franz Reuleaux, Otto Wilhelm von Struve, José-Maria de Heredia, Franz Overbeck, and Josip Belušić.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Lew Wallace ranks 2,656 out of 18,182Before him are Dyanne Thorne (1936), Dennis Farina (1944), Bo Derek (1956), Zendaya (1996), Jerome Powell (1953), and Clifford Brown (1930). After him are Daniel Davis (1945), Baruch Goldstein (1956), David Farragut (1801), Keith Carradine (1949), John Connally (1917), and Edwin Sutherland (1883).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, Lew Wallace ranks 163Before him are Robert H. Jackson (1892), Cyrus Vance (1917), Annie Edson Taylor (1838), Charles W. Fairbanks (1852), Gall (1840), and Jerome Powell (1953). After him are John Connally (1917), John C. Calhoun (1782), Besse Cooper (1896), Mangas Coloradas (1792), Henry Morgenthau Jr. (1891), and Ronald Lauder (1944).