Samuel Adams

1722 - 1803

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Samuel Adams (September 27 [O.S. September 16] 1722 – October 2, 1803) was an American statesman, political philosopher, and a Founding Father of the United States. He was a politician in colonial Massachusetts, a leader of the movement that became the American Revolution, a signer of the Declaration of Independence and other founding documents, and one of the architects of the principles of American republicanism that shaped the political culture of the United States. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Samuel Adams has received more than 4,974,582 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). Samuel Adams is the 6,244th most popular politician (down from 4,715th in 2019), the 1,993rd most popular biography from United States (down from 1,586th in 2019) and the 134th most popular American Politician.

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Among politicians, Samuel Adams ranks 6,244 out of 19,576Before him are Taqi al-Din al-Nabhani, Emperor Xiaowen of Northern Wei, Alfonso, Prince of Asturias, Arsames, Geunchogo of Baekje, and Hilda Heine. After him are Taksony of Hungary, Inayatullah Khan, Hubert Humphrey, Beatriz, Duchess of Viseu, Jan Syrový, and Francis II, Duke of Lorraine.

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Among people born in 1722, Samuel Adams ranks 8Before him are Gregory Skovoroda, Ahmad Shah Durrani, Prince Augustus William of Prussia, Jazzar Pasha, Georg Benda, and Axel Fredrik Cronstedt. After him are Duchess Luise of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, Paisius Velichkovsky, Pietro Nardini, Amursana, Leopold Auenbrugger, and Prince George William of Hesse-Darmstadt. Among people deceased in 1803, Samuel Adams ranks 14Before him are Franz Xaver Süssmayr, Vittorio Alfieri, Louis I of Etruria, Louis Claude de Saint-Martin, Ami Argand, and Xenia of Saint Petersburg. After him are Kirill Razumovski, Ercole III d'Este, Duke of Modena, Abdulaziz bin Muhammad Al Saud, Samuel von Brukenthal, François Devienne, and William Hamilton.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Samuel Adams ranks 1,993 out of 20,380Before him are Gene Vincent (1935), Billy Preston (1946), Andie MacDowell (1958), Randy Schekman (1948), Candice Bergen (1946), and Frank Borzage (1894). After him are Hubert Humphrey (1911), Eartha Kitt (1927), Hayden White (1928), William Halsey Jr. (1882), Abner Doubleday (1819), and Margaret Sanger (1879).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, Samuel Adams ranks 134Before him are Ron Paul (1935), Cyrus Vance (1917), Jim Garrison (1921), Henry A. Wallace (1888), Avery Brundage (1887), and Pontiac (1714). After him are Hubert Humphrey (1911), William H. Seward (1801), Elijah Muhammad (1897), Paul Bremer (1941), Prescott Bush (1895), and Cus D'Amato (1908).