Sitting Bull

1831 - 1890

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Sitting Bull (Lakota: Tȟatȟáŋka Íyotake [tˣaˈtˣə̃ka ˈijɔtakɛ]; c. 1837 – December 15, 1890) was a Hunkpapa Lakota leader who led his people during years of resistance against United States government policies. Sitting Bull was killed by Indian agency police on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation during an attempt to arrest him at a time when authorities feared that he would join the Ghost Dance movement. Before the Battle of the Little Bighorn, Sitting Bull had a vision in which he saw many soldiers, "as thick as grasshoppers", falling upside down into the Lakota camp, which his people took as a foreshadowing of a major victory in which many soldiers would be killed. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sitting Bull has received more than 6,054,265 page views. His biography is available in 89 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 85 in 2019). Sitting Bull is the 586th most popular politician (down from 427th in 2019), the 172nd most popular biography from United States (down from 122nd in 2019) and the 36th most popular American Politician.

Sitting Bull was a Hunkpapa Lakota Sioux chief who led his people as a war leader in the Great Sioux War of 1876-1877. He was killed on December 15, 1890, by Indian police on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation.

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Over the past year Sitting Bull has had the most page views in the with 634,447 views, followed by Spanish (89,245), and German (86,009). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Icelandic (1,650.00%), (543.17%), and (122.08%)


Among politicians, Sitting Bull ranks 586 out of 19,576Before him are Hamid Karzai, Irene of Athens, Tigranes the Great, Zubayr ibn al-Awam, Constantius II, and Abdülaziz. After him are Abū Lahab, Mithridates VI of Pontus, Chandragupta Maurya, Valens, Valentinian III, and Abu Ubaidah ibn al-Jarrah.

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Among people born in 1831, Sitting Bull ranks 4Before him are James Clerk Maxwell, Frederick III, German Emperor, and Helena Blavatsky. After him are James A. Garfield, Emperor Kōmei, John Stith Pemberton, Xianfeng Emperor, Richard Dedekind, Cheoljong of Joseon, Savitribai Phule, and Leo von Caprivi. Among people deceased in 1890, Sitting Bull ranks 4Before him are Vincent van Gogh, Heinrich Schliemann, and Carlo Collodi. After him are Gyula Andrássy, William III of the Netherlands, Amadeo I of Spain, César Franck, Duchess Helene in Bavaria, Joseph Merrick, Henri Nestlé, and Augusta of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Sitting Bull ranks 172 out of 20,380Before him are Sharon Tate (1943), Amelia Earhart (1897), Paul Newman (1925), William James Sidis (1898), Judy Garland (1922), and Samuel L. Jackson (1948). After him are Tom Cruise (1962), John Travolta (1954), Linus Pauling (1901), James Watson (1928), Ray Bradbury (1920), and Clark Gable (1901).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, Sitting Bull ranks 36Before him are Lyndon B. Johnson (1908), Bhumibol Adulyadej (1927), Barack Obama (1961), John Adams (1735), James Monroe (1758), and Herbert Hoover (1874). After him are Geronimo (1829), James Madison (1751), Benjamin Harrison (1833), John Quincy Adams (1767), James A. Garfield (1831), and Robert F. Kennedy (1925).