Red Cloud

1822 - 1909

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Red Cloud (Lakota: Maȟpíya Lúta) (born 1822 – December 10, 1909) was one of the most important leaders of the Oglala Lakota from 1868 to 1909. He was one of the most capable Native American opponents whom the United States Army faced in its invasion of the western territories. He defeated the United States during Red Cloud's War, which was a fight over control of the Powder River Country in northeastern Wyoming and southern Montana. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Red Cloud has received more than 1,167,491 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia. Red Cloud is the 3,818th most popular politician (down from 3,632nd in 2019), the 1,286th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,155th in 2019) and the 89th most popular American Politician.

Red Cloud was a chief of the Oglala Lakota Sioux in the late 19th century. He led his people in the Red Cloud War, a series of battles with United States troops over control of the Powder River Country of Nebraska and Wyoming.

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Among politicians, Red Cloud ranks 3,818 out of 15,710Before him are Atropates, Leopold I, Margrave of Austria, Abdul Salam Arif, Karl August, Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, Herod II, and Sigfrid Edström. After him are Giacomo Matteotti, Francesco Morosini, Cuitláhuac, Henri Christophe, Suleiman of Persia, and Empress Jitō.

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Among people born in 1822, Red Cloud ranks 20Before him are Edmond de Goncourt, Midhat Pasha, Prince Napoléon Bonaparte, Adelaide of Austria, Rosa Bonheur, and Robert Luther. After him are Olga Nikolaevna of Russia, Sa'id of Egypt, Juan, Count of Montizón, Ignacy Łukasiewicz, Henri Murger, and Teresa Cristina of the Two Sicilies. Among people deceased in 1909, Red Cloud ranks 16Before him are Karl Theodor, Duke in Bavaria, Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich of Russia, Peder Severin Krøyer, Grand Duke Michael Nikolaevich of Russia, Felice Beato, and Zinovy Rozhestvensky. After him are Carlos, Duke of Madrid, Emil Erlenmeyer, Paul Gachet, Francisco Ferrer, Adelaide of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg, and Princess Marie of Orléans.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Red Cloud ranks 1,286 out of 15,968Before him are Dionne Warwick (1940), Danielle Steel (1947), Rick Rubin (1963), Ike Turner (1931), James Baldwin (1924), and Jane Russell (1921). After him are Mark Spitz (1950), Francis Peyton Rous (1879), Rosalynn Carter (1927), Edward Tatum (1909), William Carlos Williams (1883), and Tecumseh (1768).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, Red Cloud ranks 89Before him are Mike Pence (1959), Mark Felt (1913), Harvey Milk (1930), Andrew Dickson White (1832), Frank B. Kellogg (1856), and Condoleezza Rice (1954). After him are Tecumseh (1768), Cordell Hull (1871), Rudy Giuliani (1944), Mike Pompeo (1963), William Walker (1824), and Mitt Romney (1947).