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Pontiac or Obwaandi'eyaag (c. 1714/20 – April 20, 1769) was an Odawa war chief known for his role in the war named for him, from 1763 to 1766 leading Native Americans in an armed struggle against the British in the Great Lakes region due to, among other reasons, dissatisfaction with British policies. It followed the British victory in the French and Indian War, the American front of the Seven Years' War. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pontiac has received more than 2,758,738 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia. Pontiac is the 4,261st most popular politician (up from 5,194th in 2019), the 1,441st most popular biography from United States (up from 1,692nd in 2019) and the 97th most popular American Politician.

Pontiac is most famous for its Pontiac GTO, which was a muscle car that was built from 1964 to 1974.

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Among politicians, Pontiac ranks 4,261 out of 15,710Before him are Levon Ter-Petrosyan, Köprülüzade Fazıl Mustafa Pasha, Harpalus, Ovadia Yosef, Ernst Johann von Biron, and José Gervasio Artigas. After him are Amadeus VI, Count of Savoy, Jindeok of Silla, Zhu Youlang, Takelot II, Andocides, and Sisowath Monivong.

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Among people born in 1714, Pontiac ranks 9Before him are Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten, Étienne Bonnot de Condillac, Joseph I of Portugal, Claude Joseph Vernet, Niccolò Jommelli, and Nikolaus I, Prince Esterházy. After him are Alaungpaya, Duke Anthony Ulrich of Brunswick, Jean-Baptiste Pigalle, George Whitefield, Kristijonas Donelaitis, and Princess Friederike Luise of Prussia. Among people deceased in 1769, Pontiac ranks 2Before him is Pope Clement XIII. After him are Hakuin Ekaku, Christian Fürchtegott Gellert, Vasily Trediakovsky, and Giambattista Lolli.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Pontiac ranks 1,441 out of 15,968Before him are Herbert A. Hauptman (1917), Michael Stuart Brown (1941), Kirk Hammett (1962), Mike Shinoda (1977), Walter Chrysler (1875), and Hugh David Politzer (1949). After him are Mamie Eisenhower (1896), Leroy Anderson (1908), Jane Wyman (1917), Jerry Reed (1937), John Gavin (1931), and Elizabeth Montgomery (1933).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, Pontiac ranks 97Before him are Cordell Hull (1871), Rudy Giuliani (1944), Mike Pompeo (1963), William Walker (1824), Mitt Romney (1947), and Conrad Hilton (1887). After him are George Papandreou (1952), Steve Bannon (1953), Caroline Kennedy (1957), Cus D'Amato (1908), Paul Ryan (1970), and Cochise (1805).