Thomas Jefferson

1743 - 1826

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Thomas Jefferson (April 13, 1743 – July 4, 1826) was an American statesman, diplomat, lawyer, architect, philosopher, and Founding Father who served as the third president of the United States from 1801 to 1809. He was the primary author of the Declaration of Independence. Following the American Revolutionary War and prior to becoming president in 1801, Jefferson was the nation's first U.S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Thomas Jefferson has received more than 29,748,968 page views. His biography is available in 155 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 148 in 2019). Thomas Jefferson is the 9th most popular politician (down from 8th in 2019), the 2nd most popular biography from United States and the 2nd most popular American Politician.

Thomas Jefferson is most famous for being the 3rd president of the United States, the primary author of the Declaration of Independence, and the founder of the University of Virginia.

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Over the past year Thomas Jefferson has had the most page views in the with 3,090,054 views, followed by Spanish (316,907), and Russian (174,678). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Tumbuka (342.42%), Karakalpak (219.44%), and Lombard (147.28%)


Among politicians, Thomas Jefferson ranks 9 out of 19,576Before him are Charlemagne, Donald Trump, Julius Caesar, Louis XIV of France, Suleiman the Magnificent, and Joseph Stalin. After him are Saladin, Vladimir Lenin, Jimmy Carter, Augustus, Richard Nixon, and Mustafa Kemal Atatürk.

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Among people born in 1743, Thomas Jefferson ranks 1After him are Antoine Lavoisier, Madame du Barry, Jean-Paul Marat, Luigi Boccherini, Alessandro Cagliostro, Marquis de Condorcet, Archduchess Maria Elisabeth of Austria, Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi, Martin Heinrich Klaproth, Toussaint Louverture, and Nicolai Abildgaard. Among people deceased in 1826, Thomas Jefferson ranks 1After him are Carl Maria von Weber, John Adams, Giuseppe Piazzi, John VI of Portugal, Joseph von Fraunhofer, René Laennec, Philippe Pinel, Maria Leopoldina of Austria, Joseph Proust, Stamford Raffles, and Elizabeth Alexeievna.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Thomas Jefferson ranks 2 out of 20,380Before him are Donald Trump (1946). After him are Thomas Edison (1847), Muhammad Ali (1942), Jimmy Carter (1924), Michael Jackson (1958), Richard Nixon (1913), Edgar Allan Poe (1809), Sylvester Stallone (1946), Steve Jobs (1955), Andrew Jackson (1767), and Marilyn Monroe (1926).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, Thomas Jefferson ranks 2Before him are Donald Trump (1946). After him are Jimmy Carter (1924), Richard Nixon (1913), Andrew Jackson (1767), Abraham Lincoln (1809), Hillary Clinton (1947), Andrew Johnson (1808), Martin Van Buren (1782), Ulysses S. Grant (1822), James K. Polk (1795), and Joe Biden (1942).