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 one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He was a politician in colonial Massachusetts, a leader of the movement that became the American Revolution, 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 3,941,850 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Samuel Adams is the 5,795th most popular politician (down from 5,045th in 2019), the 2,011th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,649th in 2019) and the 122nd most popular American Politician.

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Among politicians, Samuel Adams ranks 5,795 out of 15,710Before him are Hisham III of Córdoba, Ernesto Zedillo, Juan Velasco Alvarado, Charles II, Elector Palatine, Jamasp, and Infanta Cristina of Spain. After him are Alparslan Türkeş, Karl August von Hardenberg, Robert Todd Lincoln, Zubaidah bint Ja`far, Casimir II the Just, and Emperor Go-Nijō.

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Among people born in 1722, Samuel Adams ranks 8Before him are Ahmad Shah Durrani, Prince Augustus William of Prussia, Gregory Skovoroda, Jazzar Pasha, Georg Benda, and Axel Fredrik Cronstedt. After him are Duchess Luise of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, Heinrich Johann Nepomuk von Crantz, Pietro Nardini, Leopold Auenbrugger, Flora MacDonald, and François Joseph Paul de Grasse. Among people deceased in 1803, Samuel Adams ranks 12Before him are Grand Duchess Elena Pavlovna of Russia, Cardinal de Rohan, Louis I of Etruria, Vittorio Alfieri, Adélaïde Labille-Guiard, and Louis Claude de Saint-Martin. After him are Ercole III d'Este, Duke of Modena, Ami Argand, William Hamilton, François Devienne, Xenia of Saint Petersburg, and Arthur Guinness.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Samuel Adams ranks 2,011 out of 15,968Before him are Don Taylor (1920), Mahalia Jackson (1911), Maria Mitchell (1818), Eva Mendes (1974), Justin Timberlake (1981), and William Henry Pickering (1858). After him are Bill Finger (1914), Donald J. Cram (1919), Perry Como (1912), Robert Todd Lincoln (1843), Ariana Grande (1993), and Richard Pryor (1940).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, Samuel Adams ranks 122Before him are George Clinton (1739), Walter Mondale (1928), Elijah Muhammad (1897), Spiro Agnew (1918), Clement Greenberg (1909), and John Hancock (1737). After him are Robert Todd Lincoln (1843), Janet Yellen (1946), Henry L. Stimson (1867), Hubert Humphrey (1911), Curtis LeMay (1906), and Kamehameha II (1797).