Robert F. Kennedy

1925 - 1968

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Robert Francis Kennedy (November 20, 1925 – June 6, 1968), also known by his initials RFK, was an American politician and lawyer. He served as the 64th United States attorney general from January 1961 to September 1964, and as a U.S. senator from New York from January 1965 until his assassination in June 1968, when he was running for the Democratic presidential nomination. Like his brothers John F. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert F. Kennedy has received more than 26,435,500 page views. His biography is available in 70 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 71 in 2019). Robert F. Kennedy is the 938th most popular politician (down from 807th in 2019), the 269th most popular biography from United States (down from 235th in 2019) and the 42nd most popular American Politician.

Robert F. Kennedy was the younger brother of President John F. Kennedy. He was a U.S. Senator and a presidential candidate. He was assassinated at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, California on June 5, 1968, while campaigning for the presidency.

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Among politicians, Robert F. Kennedy ranks 938 out of 19,576Before him are Françoise-Athénaïs de Rochechouart, Marquise de Montespan, Dido, Robert I, Duke of Normandy, Sergey Lavrov, Arnulf of Carinthia, and James A. Garfield. After him are Cosimo I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, Reuven Rivlin, Gediminas, John the Fearless, Sigismund I the Old, and Onan.

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Among people born in 1925, Robert F. Kennedy ranks 18Before him are Mahathir Mohamad, Albert Bandura, Audie Murphy, Mikis Theodorakis, Lee Van Cleef, and Carlos Castaneda. After him are Jorge Rafael Videla, Tony Curtis, B.B. King, Jack Lemmon, Rock Hudson, and Jacques Delors. Among people deceased in 1968, Robert F. Kennedy ranks 11Before him are Lise Meitner, Otto Hahn, Padre Pio, John Steinbeck, Lev Landau, and Konstantin Rokossovsky. After him are Trygve Lie, Max Brod, George Gamow, Karl Barth, Salvatore Quasimodo, and Georg von Küchler.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Robert F. Kennedy ranks 269 out of 20,380Before him are Gary Cooper (1901), Gene Hackman (1930), James Brown (1933), Jesse Owens (1913), 50 Cent (1975), and James A. Garfield (1831). After him are Edward Thorndike (1874), Brian Wilson (1942), Robert Duvall (1931), Susan Sarandon (1946), Leonardo DiCaprio (1974), and Gloria Stuart (1910).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, Robert F. Kennedy ranks 42Before him are Sitting Bull (1831), Geronimo (1829), James Madison (1751), Benjamin Harrison (1833), John Quincy Adams (1767), and James A. Garfield (1831). After him are George Marshall (1880), William Howard Taft (1857), William Jennings Bryan (1860), Jerry Brown (1938), Calvin Coolidge (1872), and James Buchanan (1791).