Patrick Henry

1736 - 1799

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Patrick Henry (May 29, 1736 – June 6, 1799) was an American attorney, planter, politician, and orator best known for his declaration to the Second Virginia Convention (1775): "Give me liberty, or give me death!" A Founding Father, he served as the first and sixth post-colonial Governor of Virginia, from 1776 to 1779 and from 1784 to 1786. Henry was born in Hanover County, Virginia, and was for the most part educated at home. After an unsuccessful venture running a store, and assisting his father-in-law at Hanover Tavern, Henry became a lawyer through self-study. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Patrick Henry has received more than 2,388,414 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Patrick Henry is the 8,919th most popular politician (down from 8,171st in 2019), the 3,319th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,781st in 2019) and the 203rd most popular American Politician.

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Among politicians, Patrick Henry ranks 8,919 out of 15,710Before him are Hugo von Pohl, François de Charette, Glaucias of Taulantii, Alan IV, Duke of Brittany, William Petty, 2nd Earl of Shelburne, and Maria Dobroniega of Kiev. After him are He Long, Domenico Selvo, Eleanor of Naples, Duchess of Ferrara, Paolo Renier, Giovanni Spadolini, and Jalal-ud-din Khalji.

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Among people born in 1736, Patrick Henry ranks 16Before him are Louis Joseph, Prince of Condé, Franz Xaver Messerschmidt, Princess Friederike of Brandenburg-Schwedt, Friedrich Kasimir Medikus, Anton Graff, and Edward Waring. After him are Johannes Nikolaus Tetens, Carl Friedrich Christian Fasch, Joseph Pickford, Daniel Morgan, and Carter Braxton. Among people deceased in 1799, Patrick Henry ranks 24Before him are Barthélemy Catherine Joubert, Jean-François Marmontel, Heinrich Johann Nepomuk von Crantz, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, Johann Hedwig, and Claude Balbastre. After him are Marcus Elieser Bloch, Pierre Pigneau de Behaine, Pierre Charles Le Monnier, Giuseppe Parini, William Curtis, and Jean-Étienne Montucla.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Patrick Henry ranks 3,319 out of 15,968Before him are Kevin Mitnick (1963), Bill Cobbs (1934), Ralph Macchio (1961), Jon Cryer (1965), John G. Trump (1907), and Bix Beiderbecke (1903). After him are Kylie Jenner (1997), Sonny Boy Williamson II (1912), Barbara Kruger (1945), Dominic Chianese (1931), Frederic Forrest (1936), and Alfre Woodard (1952).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, Patrick Henry ranks 203Before him are Bob Dole (1923), Milton George Henschel (1920), Elihu Root (1845), George M. Dallas (1792), Leo Ryan (1925), and Winfield Scott (1786). After him are Thomas R. Marshall (1854), Cyrus Vance (1917), Ralph Nader (1934), Marie Smith Jones (1918), Kamehameha IV (1834), and Andrew Cuomo (1957).