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Tecumseh ( ti-KUM-sə, ti-KUM-see; March 1768 – October 5, 1813) was a Shawnee leader who became the primary leader of a large Native American confederacy in the early 19th century. Born in the Ohio Country (present-day Ohio), and growing up during the American Revolutionary War and the Northwest Indian War, Tecumseh was exposed to warfare and envisioned the establishment of an independent Indian nation east of the Mississippi River under British protection. He worked to recruit additional members to his tribal confederacy from the southern United States.Tecumseh was among the most celebrated Shawnee leaders in history and was known as a strong and eloquent orator who promoted tribal unity. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Tecumseh has received more than 2,423,686 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia. Tecumseh is the 3,838th most popular politician (up from 3,877th in 2019), the 1,292nd most popular biography from United States (down from 1,235th in 2019) and the 90th most popular American Politician.

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Among politicians, Tecumseh ranks 3,838 out of 15,710. Before him are Xanana Gusmão, Frederick Francis IV, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Bahram III, Agrippa Postumus, Ferdinando de' Medici, Grand Prince of Tuscany, and James II of Majorca. After him are Gundobad, Eleanor de' Medici, Luigi Einaudi, Louis-Eugène Cavaignac, Abdul Rahman Arif, and Louis, Prince Napoléon.

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Among people born in 1768, Tecumseh ranks 11Before him are Charlotte Corday, Friedrich Schleiermacher, Frederick VI of Denmark, Karađorđe, Louis Desaix, and Jean-Baptiste Bessières. After him are Caroline of Brunswick, Édouard Mortier, Duke of Trévise, Lazare Hoche, Jean-Robert Argand, Peter Wittgenstein, and Nakşidil Sultan. Among people deceased in 1813, Tecumseh ranks 12Before him are Sophia Magdalena of Denmark, André Grétry, Gerhard von Scharnhorst, Jean-Andoche Junot, Christoph Martin Wieland, and Jean-Baptiste Bessières. After him are Antoine-Augustin Parmentier, Giambattista Bodoni, George Shaw, Johann Baptist Wanhal, Johann Karl Wilhelm Illiger, and Géraud Duroc.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Tecumseh ranks 1,292 out of 15,968. Before him are Red Cloud (1822), Mark Spitz (1950), Francis Peyton Rous (1879), Rosalynn Carter (1927), Edward Tatum (1909), and William Carlos Williams (1883). After him are Ted Turner (1938), Harry Harrison (1925), Henry Norris Russell (1877), Douglas McGregor (1906), Ben Stiller (1965), and Alan Alda (1936).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, Tecumseh ranks 90Before him are Mark Felt (1913), Harvey Milk (1930), Andrew Dickson White (1832), Frank B. Kellogg (1856), Condoleezza Rice (1954), and Red Cloud (1822). After him are Cordell Hull (1871), Rudy Giuliani (1944), Mike Pompeo (1963), William Walker (1824), Mitt Romney (1947), and Conrad Hilton (1887).