Lew Wallace

1827 - 1905

Lew Wallace

Lewis Wallace (April 10, 1827 – February 15, 1905) was an American lawyer from Indiana, Union general in the American Civil War, governor of the New Mexico Territory, politician, diplomat, and author. Among his novels and biographies, Wallace is best known for his historical-adventure novel, Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1880), a bestseller that also has been called "the most influential Christian book of the nineteenth century."Wallace's military career would include service in the Mexican–American War and then in the Civil War of the early-to-mid- 1860s. 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 683,872 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 6,899th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Lew Wallace ranks 6,858 out of 14,801Before him are Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu, Gabriel Ramanantsoa, Vsevolod II of Kiev, Hans-Gert Pöttering, Prince Charles of Hesse and by Rhine, and Suleiman II. After him are Margaret of Hungary, Tey, Mushezib-Marduk, Juan Guaidó, Valerian Kuybyshev, and Claudius Silvanus.

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Among people born in 1827, Lew Wallace ranks 23Before him are Mihály Zichy, Henry Gray, Jyotirao Phule, Oswald Achenbach, Jules Breton, and Prince Gustaf, Duke of Uppland. After him are Sandford Fleming, Konstantin Pobedonostsev, Paul de Lagarde, Archduke Wilhelm Franz of Austria, Pyotr Semyonov-Tyan-Shansky, and Nikolai Severtzov. Among people deceased in 1905, Lew Wallace ranks 34Before him are Marcel Schwob, Anton Ažbe, Archduke Joseph Karl of Austria, Tippu Tip, Carmine Crocco, and Franz Reuleaux. After him are Meyer Guggenheim, José-Maria de Heredia, George MacDonald, Pedro Américo, Julius Oppert, and Amalie Skram.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Lew Wallace ranks 2,262 out of 12,171Before him are Dwight F. Davis (1879), Ross Macdonald (1915), Albert R. Broccoli (1909), J. Walter Christie (1865), Florence Griffith Joyner (1959), and George Kelly (1905). After him are Lindsay Lohan (1986), David Packard (1912), Lon Chaney (1883), Dean Cain (1966), Carl Wieman (1951), and Andie MacDowell (1958).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, Lew Wallace ranks 143Before him are Henry L. Stimson (1867), Nicholas Murray Butler (1862), Winfield Scott Hancock (1824), Henry A. Wallace (1888), Gall (1840), and Dwight F. Davis (1879). After him are Elbridge Gerry (1744), James Baker (1930), Daniel Inouye (1924), William Joyce (1906), Prescott Bush (1895), and Leon Czolgosz (1873).