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Samuel Wilson

1766 - 1854

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Samuel Wilson (September 13, 1766 – July 31, 1854) was an American meat packer who lived in Troy, New York, whose name is purportedly the source of the personification of the United States known as "Uncle Sam". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Samuel Wilson has received more than 876,897 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia. Samuel Wilson is the 1,623rd most popular religious figure (down from 1,460th in 2019), the 3,544th most popular biography from United States (down from 3,330th in 2019) and the 22nd most popular American Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, Samuel Wilson ranks 1,623 out of 2,238Before him are Alexander of Jerusalem, John de Britto, Christoph Bernhard von Galen, Gorazd, Aëtius of Antioch, and Adolf Bertram. After him are Gjon Buzuku, Benjamin I of Constantinople, Frederick William Franz, Theodore Romzha, Kateri Tekakwitha, and Isidore of Kiev.

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Among people born in 1766, Samuel Wilson ranks 22Before him are Robert Darwin, Thomas Bruce, 7th Earl of Elgin, Charles Macintosh, François-Xavier Fabre, Slimane of Morocco, and Emmanuel, comte de Las Cases. After him are Kurt Polycarp Joachim Sprengel, Guillaume Philibert Duhesme, John Leslie, Joseph Weigl, Samuel Frederick Gray, and Joseph Franz von Jacquin. Among people deceased in 1854, Samuel Wilson ranks 23Before him are Kamehameha III, Fructuoso Rivera, Nicolás Bravo, Émilie de Villeneuve, Jeremias Gotthelf, and Jacques Leroy de Saint-Arnaud. After him are Abdullah Abdul Kadir, William Beresford, 1st Viscount Beresford, Simón Rodríguez, Silvio Pellico, Vatroslav Lisinski, and Caroline of Hesse-Homburg.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Samuel Wilson ranks 3,544 out of 18,182Before him are Paul Kantner (1941), Warren Sturgis McCulloch (1898), Arthur Melvin Okun (1928), Sylvia Sidney (1910), Mary Mapes Dodge (1831), and Ellsworth Kelly (1923). After him are J. Christopher Stevens (1960), John C. Breckinridge (1821), Allen Iverson (1975), Edwin Catmull (1945), Paul Gleason (1939), and Brian Herbert (1947).

Among RELIGIOUS FIGURES In United States

Among religious figures born in United States, Samuel Wilson ranks 22Before him are Angelo Dundee (1921), David Wilkerson (1931), Robert Cornelius (1809), William Levada (1936), Raymond Leo Burke (1948), and Nathan Homer Knorr (1905). After him are Frederick William Franz (1893), Kateri Tekakwitha (1656), Madalyn Murray O'Hair (1919), Theodore Edgar McCarrick (1930), Fulton J. Sheen (1895), and Don Alden Adams (1925).