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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 2,795,662 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia. Pontiac is the 5,532nd most popular politician (down from 4,255th in 2019), the 1,875th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,440th in 2019) and the 117th most popular 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 5,532 out of 15,577Before him are Margaret of Brabant, Pavel Axelrod, Christian III, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken, Ptolemy of Aloros, Ar-Radi, and Hans-Adam I, Prince of Liechtenstein. After him are Ali Hassan Salameh, Charles Emmanuel, Prince of Carignano, Erich Naumann, Emperor Houshao of Han, László Csatáry, and Richard of Conisburgh, 3rd Earl of Cambridge.

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Among people born in 1714, Pontiac ranks 10Before him are Étienne Bonnot de Condillac, Joseph I of Portugal, Claude Joseph Vernet, Niccolò Jommelli, Nikolaus I, Prince Esterházy, and Alaungpaya. After him are Duke Anthony Ulrich of Brunswick, Jean-Baptiste Pigalle, Kristijonas Donelaitis, George Whitefield, Princess Anne Charlotte of Lorraine, 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 1,875 out of 18,182Before him are Kelly Preston (1962), Yaphet Kotto (1939), Jack Vance (1916), Jaclyn Smith (1945), Ward Cunningham (1949), and Michael Phelps (1985). After him are Ray Conniff (1916), Larry Scott (1938), Olympia Dukakis (1931), Aaron Spelling (1923), George Strait (1952), and William Carlos Williams (1883).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, Pontiac ranks 117Before him are Cus D'Amato (1908), Mitt Romney (1947), Clement Greenberg (1909), Antony Blinken (1962), Bess Truman (1885), and Kalākaua (1836). After him are John Hancock (1737), Alben W. Barkley (1877), Hubert Humphrey (1911), Spiro Agnew (1918), Ben Carson (1951), and Bob Dole (1923).