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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, musician, philosopher, and Founding Father who served as the third president of the United States from 1801 to 1809. He had previously served as the second vice president of the United States under John Adams between 1797 and 1801. 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; he produced formative documents and decisions at both the state and national levels. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Thomas Jefferson has received more than 21,593,051 page views. His biography is available in 143 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 138 in 2019). Thomas Jefferson is the 7th most popular politician, 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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Among politicians, Thomas Jefferson ranks 7 out of 15,710Before him are Napoleon, Julius Caesar, Adolf Hitler, Donald Trump, Louis XIV of France, and Augustus. After him are Joseph Stalin, Vladimir Lenin, Charlemagne, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, Elizabeth I of England, and Saladin.

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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, Toussaint Louverture, Archduchess Maria Elisabeth of Austria, Martin Heinrich Klaproth, Edmund Cartwright, and Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi. Among people deceased in 1826, Thomas Jefferson ranks 1After him are Carl Maria von Weber, John Adams, Joseph von Fraunhofer, Philippe Pinel, René Laennec, Giuseppe Piazzi, John VI of Portugal, Stamford Raffles, Joseph Proust, Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, and Elizabeth Alexeievna.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Thomas Jefferson ranks 2 out of 15,968Before him are Donald Trump (1946). After him are Thomas Edison (1847), Muhammad Ali (1942), Jimmy Carter (1924), Edgar Allan Poe (1809), Ulysses S. Grant (1822), Abraham Lincoln (1809), Marilyn Monroe (1926), Sylvester Stallone (1946), Steve Jobs (1955), and Malcolm X (1925).

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), Ulysses S. Grant (1822), Abraham Lincoln (1809), Martin Van Buren (1782), John F. Kennedy (1917), Hillary Clinton (1947), Benjamin Franklin (1706), Ronald Reagan (1911), Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882), and James K. Polk (1795).