Martin Van Buren

1782 - 1862

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Martin Van Buren ( van BURE-ən; Dutch: Maarten van Buren [ˈmaːrtə(n) vɑm ˈbyːrə(n)] ; December 5, 1782 – July 24, 1862) was an American lawyer, diplomat, and statesman who served as the eighth president of the United States from 1837 to 1841. A primary founder of the Democratic Party, he served as New York's attorney general and U.S. senator, then briefly as the ninth governor of New York before joining Andrew Jackson's administration as the tenth United States secretary of state, minister to Great Britain, and ultimately the eighth vice president from 1833 to 1837, after being elected on Jackson's ticket in 1832. Van Buren won the presidency in 1836 against divided Whig opponents. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Martin Van Buren has received more than 8,643,214 page views. His biography is available in 130 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 128 in 2019). Martin Van Buren is the 43rd most popular politician (up from 57th in 2019), the 17th most popular biography from United States (down from 16th in 2019) and the 9th most popular American Politician.

The most famous thing Martin Van Buren is famous for is being the eighth president of the United States.

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Among politicians, Martin Van Buren ranks 43 out of 19,576Before him are Abraham Lincoln, Qin Shi Huang, Hillary Clinton, Saddam Hussein, Yasser Arafat, and Andrew Johnson. After him are Ulysses S. Grant, Louis XV of France, Mikhail Gorbachev, Pericles, Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, and Nero.

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Among people born in 1782, Martin Van Buren ranks 1After him are Niccolò Paganini, Friedrich Fröbel, Daoguang Emperor, Caroline Bonaparte, Daniel Auber, Maria Amalia of Naples and Sicily, Ivan Paskevich, John Field, Archduke John of Austria, Hugues Felicité Robert de Lamennais, and Maria Luisa, Duchess of Lucca. Among people deceased in 1862, Martin Van Buren ranks 1After him are Henry David Thoreau, Samuel Colt, Jean-Baptiste Biot, John Tyler, Bahadur Shah Zafar, Mikhail Ostrogradsky, James Clark Ross, Božena Němcová, Alfred I, Prince of Windisch-Grätz, Fromental Halévy, and Karl Nesselrode.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Martin Van Buren ranks 17 out of 20,380Before him are Andrew Jackson (1767), Marilyn Monroe (1926), Steven Spielberg (1946), Abraham Lincoln (1809), Hillary Clinton (1947), and Andrew Johnson (1808). After him are Ulysses S. Grant (1822), Martin Scorsese (1942), James K. Polk (1795), Malcolm X (1925), Bruce Lee (1940), and Joe Biden (1942).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, Martin Van Buren ranks 9Before him are Jimmy Carter (1924), Richard Nixon (1913), Andrew Jackson (1767), Abraham Lincoln (1809), Hillary Clinton (1947), and Andrew Johnson (1808). After him are Ulysses S. Grant (1822), James K. Polk (1795), Joe Biden (1942), Franklin Pierce (1804), Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882), and John F. Kennedy (1917).