Sally Hemings

1773 - 1835

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Sarah "Sally" Hemings (c. 1773 – 1835) was an enslaved quadroon woman owned by president of the United States Thomas Jefferson, one of many he inherited from his father-in-law, John Wayles. Sally Hemings' mother was bi-racial, the offspring of Susannah, an African woman and Captain John Hemings. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sally Hemings has received more than 5,337,504 page views. Her biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia. Sally Hemings is the 75th most popular celebrity (down from 70th in 2019), the 3,668th most popular biography from United States (up from 4,004th in 2019) and the 31st most popular American Celebrity.

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  • 21

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Among celebrities, Sally Hemings ranks 75 out of 184Before her are Ethel Kennedy, Wil van Gogh, Kim Ung-yong, Walther Kadow, Ota Benga, and Li Wenliang. After her are William Masters, Lindow Man, Virginia Dare, Hana Brady, Denise Perrier, and Johnny Appleseed.

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Among people born in 1773, Sally Hemings ranks 29Before her are Étienne Maurice Gérard, Frédéric Cuvier, Henrik Steffens, Jakob Friedrich Fries, Ioannis Kolettis, and Giuseppe Acerbi. After her are Josef Jungmann, Joseph de Villèle, Yuri Lisyansky, William Amherst, 1st Earl Amherst, Jacob Aall, and Thomas Horsfield. Among people deceased in 1835, Sally Hemings ranks 19Before her are Archduke Anton Victor of Austria, Julius Klaproth, August von Platen-Hallermünde, Friedrich Stromeyer, John Marshall, and Franz von Paula Schrank. After her are Tomás de Zumalacárregui, Leopoldo Nobili, Ivan Martos, Alexander McDonnell, Gilbert Thomas Burnett, and Thomas Hardwicke.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Sally Hemings ranks 3,668 out of 15,968Before her are Eugene Odum (1913), Marta Kauffman (1956), Tom Atkins (1935), Steve Cropper (1941), Syd Field (1935), and Brock Lesnar (1977). After her are Roy Jones Jr. (1969), Zoë Wanamaker (1949), Kenny Clarke (1914), Leon Fleisher (1928), Dee Dee Bridgewater (1950), and William Goldman (1931).

Among CELEBRITIES In United States

Among celebrities born in United States, Sally Hemings ranks 31Before her are Jon Brower Minnoch (1941), Madeleine Astor (1893), Florence Owens Thompson (1903), Barbara Hutton (1912), Evelyn McHale (1923), and Ethel Kennedy (1928). After her are William Masters (1915), Virginia Dare (1587), Johnny Appleseed (1774), Miriam Stevenson (1933), Genie (1957), and Henry Dreyfuss (1904).