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Sam Houston

1793 - 1863

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Samuel Houston ( , HEW-stən; March 2, 1793 – July 26, 1863) was an American general and statesman who played an important role in the Texas Revolution. He served as the first and third president of the Republic of Texas and was one of the first two individuals to represent Texas in the United States Senate. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sam Houston has received more than 4,779,355 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). Sam Houston is the 6,080th most popular politician (down from 5,299th in 2019), the 2,045th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,845th in 2019) and the 125th most popular American Politician.

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Among politicians, Sam Houston ranks 6,080 out of 15,577Before him are Johannes Steinhoff, Radama II, William, Duke of Jülich-Cleves-Berg, Gaius Duilius, Wolfgang Kapp, and Clodia Pulchra. After him are Charles I, Lord of Monaco, Gundemar, Miroslav Filipović, Christian August of Holstein-Gottorp, Prince of Eutin, Christian Michelsen, and Aurelius of Asturias.

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Among people born in 1793, Sam Houston ranks 15Before him are Josef Ressel, Radama I, Michel Chasles, Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller, Dost Mohammad Khan, and Charles Paul de Kock. After him are Thomas Addison, Tokugawa Ieyoshi, Princess Caroline of Denmark, Karl Lachmann, Philipp Veit, and Baldomero Espartero. Among people deceased in 1863, Sam Houston ranks 18Before him are Christian Friedrich Hebbel, Johann Karl Ehrenfried Kegel, Natalia Pushkina, Dost Mohammad Khan, Lalla Fatma N'Soumer, and Radama II. After him are Archduke Maximilian of Austria-Este, Princess Maria Augusta of Saxony, Mangas Coloradas, Eilhard Mitscherlich, Auguste Bravais, and Peter Andreas Munch.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Sam Houston ranks 2,045 out of 18,182Before him are Joseph Greenberg (1915), Louise Brooks (1906), John Barrymore (1882), Grace Slick (1939), Wolfgang Kapp (1858), and Linda Gray (1940). After him are Christina Aguilera (1980), Bob Fosse (1927), Paul Ryan (1970), Gigi Hadid (1995), Jean Arthur (1900), and John Frankenheimer (1930).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, Sam Houston ranks 125Before him are Alben W. Barkley (1877), Hubert Humphrey (1911), Spiro Agnew (1918), Ben Carson (1951), Bob Dole (1923), and Wolfgang Kapp (1858). After him are Paul Ryan (1970), Jack Kemp (1935), Paul Wolfowitz (1943), Leland Stanford (1824), Curtis LeMay (1906), and Ron Paul (1935).