Sitting Bull

1831 - 1890

Sitting Bull

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 3,560,023 page views. His biography is available in 83 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 338th most popular politician.

Memorability Metrics

  • 3.6M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 74.37

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 83

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 8.04

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.52

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Sitting Bulls by language


Among politicians, Sitting Bull ranks 335 out of 14,801Before him are Charles V of France, Sigismund, Holy Roman Emperor, Selim III, Haile Selassie, José Mujica, and Safiye Sultan. After him are Victor Emmanuel III of Italy, Xi Jinping, Semiramis, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Wu Zetian, and Alp Arslan.

Most Popular Politicians in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


Among people born in 1831, Sitting Bull ranks 2Before him is James Clerk Maxwell. After him are Frederick III, German Emperor, Helena Blavatsky, John Stith Pemberton, James A. Garfield, Xianfeng Emperor, Emperor Kōmei, Leo von Caprivi, Richard Dedekind, Naser al-Din Shah Qajar, and Johann Martin Schleyer. Among people deceased in 1890, Sitting Bull ranks 3Before him are Vincent van Gogh and Heinrich Schliemann. After him are Carlo Collodi, César Franck, William III of the Netherlands, Gyula Andrássy, Amadeo I of Spain, Joseph Merrick, Henri Nestlé, Duchess Helene in Bavaria, and Richard Francis Burton.

Others Born in 1831

Go to all Rankings

Others Deceased in 1890

Go to all Rankings

In United States

Among people born in United States, Sitting Bull ranks 104 out of 12,171Before him are Joan Baez (1941), Jim Morrison (1943), Linus Pauling (1901), H. P. Lovecraft (1890), Johnny Cash (1932), and Michael Douglas (1944). After him are Grace Kelly (1929), Harrison Ford (1942), Steven Seagal (1952), Francis Ford Coppola (1939), William Faulkner (1897), and Katharine Hepburn (1907).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, Sitting Bull ranks 24Before him are George W. Bush (1946), Theodore Roosevelt (1858), Woodrow Wilson (1856), Bhumibol Adulyadej (1927), Bill Clinton (1946), and Lyndon B. Johnson (1908). After him are Barack Obama (1961), Dick Cheney (1941), Gerald Ford (1913), John Adams (1735), Robert F. Kennedy (1925), and James Monroe (1758).