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 852,064 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Lew Wallace is the 6,817th most popular politician (up from 6,851st in 2019), the 2,406th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,262nd in 2019) and the 147th most popular American Politician.

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Among politicians, Lew Wallace ranks 6,817 out of 15,710Before him are Pertevniyal Sultan, Jacques-Nicolas Billaud-Varenne, Khaankhre Sobekhotep, Yevgeni Preobrazhensky, Marcus Livius Drusus, and Quintus Lutatius Catulus. After him are Archduchess Maria Theresa of Austria, Margaret of Foix, Maurice Papon, Chilperic of Aquitaine, Ibzan, and Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada.

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Among people born in 1827, Lew Wallace ranks 24Before him are Jules Breton, Henry Gray, Jyotirao Phule, Oswald Achenbach, Prince Gustaf, Duke of Uppland, and Pyotr Semyonov-Tyan-Shansky. After him are Sandford Fleming, Konstantin Pobedonostsev, Archduke Wilhelm Franz of Austria, Paul de Lagarde, Grand Duchess Catherine Mikhailovna of Russia, and Frederick Abel. Among people deceased in 1905, Lew Wallace ranks 34Before him are Anton Ažbe, Tippu Tip, Otto Wilhelm von Struve, Per Teodor Cleve, Carmine Crocco, and Infanta Amalia of Spain. After him are José-Maria de Heredia, Franz Reuleaux, Franz Overbeck, George MacDonald, Julius Oppert, and Meyer Guggenheim.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Lew Wallace ranks 2,406 out of 15,968Before him are Marc Anthony (1968), Lucille Ball (1911), Jeff Kinney (1971), Edward Zwick (1952), Brittany Murphy (1977), and Michael J. Sandel (1953). After him are Elgin Baylor (1934), Louis Gossett Jr. (1936), Murray Perahia (1947), Parry O'Brien (1932), Jimmy Cobb (1929), and Will Sampson (1933).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, Lew Wallace ranks 147Before him are William Joyce (1906), John Connally (1917), Eunice Kennedy Shriver (1921), Fiorello H. La Guardia (1882), Gall (1840), and John Lewis (1940). After him are Elizabeth Warren (1949), Nicholas Murray Butler (1862), William H. Seward (1801), Paul H. O'Neill (1935), Daniel Inouye (1924), and Henry A. Wallace (1888).