Sitting Bull

1831 - 1890

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Sitting Bull (Lakota: Tȟatȟáŋka Íyotake [tˣaˈtˣə̃ka ˈi.jɔtakɛ]; c. 1831 – December 15, 1890) was a Hunkpapa Lakota leader who led his people during years of resistance against United States government policies. He 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. About three weeks later, the confederated Lakota tribes with the Northern Cheyenne defeated the 7th Cavalry under Lt. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sitting Bull has received more than 4,665,506 page views. His biography is available in 86 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 83 in 2019). Sitting Bull is the 331st most popular politician (up from 335th in 2019), the 111th most popular biography from United States (down from 104th in 2019) and the 26th 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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Among politicians, Sitting Bull ranks 331 out of 15,710Before him are Charles V of France, Muhammad Ali of Egypt, Seti I, Mehmed V, Khufu, and Decius. After him are Edward VIII, Indira Gandhi, Sokollu Mehmed Pasha, Numa Pompilius, Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, and Ali Khamenei.

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Among people born in 1831, Sitting Bull ranks 2Before him is James Clerk Maxwell. After him are Frederick III, German Emperor, Helena Blavatsky, Xianfeng Emperor, James A. Garfield, Richard Dedekind, Emperor Kōmei, Leo von Caprivi, Naser al-Din Shah Qajar, John Stith Pemberton, and Johann Martin Schleyer. Among people deceased in 1890, Sitting Bull ranks 4Before him are Vincent van Gogh, Heinrich Schliemann, and Carlo Collodi. After him are César Franck, William III of the Netherlands, Amadeo I of Spain, Joseph Merrick, Henri Nestlé, Gyula Andrássy, Duchess Helene in Bavaria, and Richard Francis Burton.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Sitting Bull ranks 111 out of 15,968Before him are Chuck Norris (1940), Francis Ford Coppola (1939), Harrison Ford (1942), David Rockefeller (1915), Isadora Duncan (1877), and Jim Morrison (1943). After him are Douglas MacArthur (1880), Milton Friedman (1912), Ted Bundy (1946), Katharine Hepburn (1907), William James (1842), and Harvey Weinstein (1952).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, Sitting Bull ranks 26Before him are Joe Biden (1942), Theodore Roosevelt (1858), Bill Clinton (1946), Lyndon B. Johnson (1908), Gerald Ford (1913), and Bhumibol Adulyadej (1927). After him are Barack Obama (1961), Woodrow Wilson (1856), John Tyler (1790), Bernie Sanders (1941), Robert F. Kennedy (1925), and John Adams (1735).