Nathaniel P. Banks

1816 - 1894

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Nathaniel Prentice (or Prentiss) Banks (January 30, 1816 – September 1, 1894) was an American politician from Massachusetts and a Union general during the Civil War. A millworker by background, Banks was prominent in local debating societies, and his oratorical skills were noted by the Democratic Party. However, his abolitionist views fitted him better for the nascent Republican Party, through which he became Speaker of the United States House of Representatives and Governor of Massachusetts in the 1850s. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nathaniel P. Banks has received more than 261,089 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Nathaniel P. Banks is the 13,903rd most popular politician (down from 12,669th in 2019), the 9,200th most popular biography from United States (down from 7,199th in 2019) and the 606th most popular American Politician.

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Among politicians, Nathaniel P. Banks ranks 13,903 out of 15,710Before him are Edward Akufo-Addo, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rab Butler, Zoran Živković, Eric Moussambani, and Michael D. Griffin. After him are Salim Ahmed Salim, Pete Hoekstra, Edward Natapei, Tipper Gore, Jean Kambanda, and Gilles Duceppe.

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Among people born in 1816, Nathaniel P. Banks ranks 43Before him are Ivan Kukuljević Sakcinski, Stephen Allen Benson, Wilhelm Gerhard Walpers, William Sterndale Bennett, Priscilla Cooper Tyler, and John Frederick Kensett. After him are Elihu B. Washburne, George Henry Thomas, and Morrison Waite. Among people deceased in 1894, Nathaniel P. Banks ranks 68Before him are John Sparrow David Thompson, Lobengula, George Inness, R. M. Ballantyne, Remigio Morales Bermúdez, and José Eugenio Ellauri. After him is George Stoneman.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Nathaniel P. Banks ranks 9,200 out of 15,968Before him are Mitch Miller (1911), Annabeth Gish (1971), Marie Wilson (1916), Michael D. Griffin (1949), Al Pitrelli (1962), and Mike Bryan (1978). After him are Vincent Kartheiser (1979), Horatio Parker (1863), Dorothy Provine (1935), Clarence Gilyard (1955), Rebecca Schaeffer (1967), and Darby Stanchfield (1971).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, Nathaniel P. Banks ranks 606Before him are Philip Schuyler (1733), Peyton Randolph (1721), Patrick M. Shanahan (1962), Francis James Child (1825), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (1989), and Michael D. Griffin (1949). After him are Tipper Gore (1948), Fred M. Vinson (1890), Greg Abbott (1957), Simon Cameron (1799), Lisa Murkowski (1957), and Bob Kerrey (1943).