Sally Hemings

1773 - 1835

Sally Hemings

Sarah "Sally" Hemings (c. 1773–1835) was an enslaved woman of mixed race owned by President Thomas Jefferson. According to The New York Times, there is a "growing historical consensus" among scholars that, as a widower, Jefferson had a long-term relationship with Hemings, and that he was the father of her six children, born after the death of his wife Martha Jefferson, who was the half-sister of Sally Hemings. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sally Hemings has received more than 3,283,042 page views. Her biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 60th most popular celebrity.

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Among celebrities, Sally Hemings ranks 65 out of 140Before her are Manuel Uribe, Hana Brady, Kourtney Kardashian, Natascha Kampusch, Jon Brower Minnoch, and Virginia Dare. After her are Ota Benga, Afghan Girl, Anarkali, Genie, Kiki Håkansson, and Amparo Muñoz.

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Among people born in 1773, Sally Hemings ranks 32Before her are Ioannis Kolettis, Josef Jungmann, Jacob Aall, Joseph de Villèle, Thomas Horsfield, and William Amherst, 1st Earl Amherst. After her are Yuri Lisyansky, Arthur Aikin, and Thomas Brisbane. Among people deceased in 1835, Sally Hemings ranks 19Before her are Friedrich Stromeyer, Franz von Paula Schrank, John Marshall, Tomás de Zumalacárregui, Alexander McDonnell, and Leopoldo Nobili. After her are Ivan Martos, Gilbert Thomas Burnett, Thomas Hardwicke, James Hogg, William Cobbett, and Muthuswami Dikshitar.

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Among people born in United States, Sally Hemings ranks 4,007 out of 12,171Before her are Joshua Logan (1908), Walter Bedell Smith (1895), Vitas Gerulaitis (1954), Helen Levitt (1913), Kevin Reynolds (1952), and Zoot Sims (1925). After her are Octavia Spencer (1972), Marie Colvin (1956), Ray Walston (1914), Brock Lesnar (1977), Fred Kelly (1891), and Thomas S. Monson (1927).