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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 previously the second vice president under John Adams and the first United States secretary of state under George Washington. The principal author of the Declaration of Independence, Jefferson was a proponent of democracy, republicanism, and individual rights, motivating American colonists to break from the Kingdom of Great Britain and form a new nation. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Thomas Jefferson has received more than 24,741,632 page views. His biography is available in 148 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 143 in 2019). Thomas Jefferson is the 8th most popular politician (down from 7th in 2019), the 2nd most popular biography from United States and the most popular 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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Among politicians, Thomas Jefferson ranks 8 out of 15,577Before him are Adolf Hitler, Julius Caesar, Louis XIV of France, Joseph Stalin, Cleopatra, and Vladimir Lenin. After him are Augustus, Charlemagne, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, Vladimir Putin, Suleiman the Magnificent, and David.

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Contemporaries

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

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Thomas Jefferson ranks 2 out of 18,182Before him are Thomas Edison (1847). After him are Muhammad Ali (1942), Jimmy Carter (1924), Edgar Allan Poe (1809), Steve Jobs (1955), Abraham Lincoln (1809), Marilyn Monroe (1926), Neil Armstrong (1930), Sylvester Stallone (1946), Grace Kelly (1929), and Ulysses S. Grant (1822).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, Thomas Jefferson ranks 1After him are Jimmy Carter (1924), Abraham Lincoln (1809), Ulysses S. Grant (1822), Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882), Martin Van Buren (1782), Benjamin Franklin (1706), John F. Kennedy (1917), James K. Polk (1795), Hillary Clinton (1947), Ronald Reagan (1911), and Joe Biden (1942).