Lou Henry Hoover

1874 - 1944

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Lou Hoover (née Henry; March 29, 1874 – January 7, 1944) was the wife of President Herbert Hoover and served as the First Lady of the United States from 1929 to 1933. Marrying her geologist and mining engineer husband in 1899, she traveled widely with him, including to Shanghai, China, and became a cultivated scholar and linguist. She made extensive study of languages including Latin, Mandarin Chinese, Spanish, German, Italian and French. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lou Henry Hoover has received more than 758,611 page views. Her biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Lou Henry Hoover is the 10,903rd most popular politician (down from 9,183rd in 2019), the 4,631st most popular biography from United States (down from 3,249th in 2019) and the 288th most popular American Politician.

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Among politicians, Lou Henry Hoover ranks 10,903 out of 15,710. Before her are Brent Scowcroft, Mohammed Mzali, Louis de Buade de Frontenac, Otto Tief, Ahhotep II, and Frederick I, Duke of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg. After her are Oliver North, Johan Ehrnrooth, Titus Lucretius Tricipitinus, Francisco Xavier do Amaral, Orso II Participazio, and André Marie.

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Among people born in 1874, Lou Henry Hoover ranks 107Before her are Frédéric François-Marsal, Alexander Cambridge, 1st Earl of Athlone, Rudolf Maister, Dimitrios Golemis, Manuel Machado, and Władysław Grabski. After her are Ludwig Diels, Albin Lermusiaux, Iraj Mirza, Alfred Tysoe, Billy Meredith, and Fernand Bouisson. Among people deceased in 1944, Lou Henry Hoover ranks 185Before her are Hippolyte Aucouturier, Orde Wingate, Gabriel Hanotaux, Leone Ginzburg, Leonid Mandelstam, and Hendrikus Colijn. After her are Edwin Lutyens, Hans-Jürgen von Blumenthal, Dénes Kőnig, Edith Durham, Isabelino Gradín, and Árpád Weisz.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Lou Henry Hoover ranks 4,631 out of 15,968. Before her are William J. Donovan (1883), Chuck Connors (1921), Lester Allan Pelton (1829), Glenn Danzig (1955), Brent Scowcroft (1925), and Mary Beth Peil (1940). After her are Oliver North (1943), Bill Medley (1940), J. Christopher Stevens (1960), Gary Kildall (1942), Hal Connolly (1931), and George Gervin (1952).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, Lou Henry Hoover ranks 288Before her are Edmund Randolph (1753), Osceola (1804), Ambrose Burnside (1824), Jeannette Rankin (1880), William J. Donovan (1883), and Brent Scowcroft (1925). After her are Oliver North (1943), Ron Johnson (1955), John Hay (1838), Abigail Fillmore (1798), Charles Evans Hughes (1862), and Chief Joseph (1840).