Ulysses S. Grant

1822 - 1885

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Ulysses S. Grant (born Hiram Ulysses Grant; April 27, 1822 – July 23, 1885) was an American military officer and politician who served as the 18th president of the United States from 1869 to 1877. As commanding general, Grant led the Union Army to victory in the American Civil War in 1865 and briefly served as U.S. secretary of war. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ulysses S. Grant has received more than 20,833,278 page views. His biography is available in 131 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 129 in 2019). Ulysses S. Grant is the 44th most popular politician, the 18th most popular biography from United States (down from 12th in 2019) and the 10th most popular American Politician.

Ulysses S. Grant is most famous for being the commanding general of the Union Army during the Civil War. He was also the 18th president of the United States, serving from 1869 to 1877.

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Among politicians, Ulysses S. Grant ranks 44 out of 19,576Before him are Qin Shi Huang, Hillary Clinton, Saddam Hussein, Yasser Arafat, Andrew Johnson, and Martin Van Buren. After him are Louis XV of France, Mikhail Gorbachev, Pericles, Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, Nero, and Justinian I.

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Among people born in 1822, Ulysses S. Grant ranks 2Before him is Louis Pasteur. After him are Gregor Mendel, Heinrich Schliemann, Frédéric Passy, Rudolf Clausius, César Franck, Francis Galton, Robert Luther, Rutherford B. Hayes, Prince Napoléon Bonaparte, and Charles Hermite. Among people deceased in 1885, Ulysses S. Grant ranks 2Before him is Victor Hugo. After him are Alfonso XII of Spain, Muhammad Ahmad, Alexander Karađorđević, Prince of Serbia, Carl Spitzweg, Ferdinand II of Portugal, Jens Peter Jacobsen, Charles George Gordon, Iwasaki Yatarō, Rosalía de Castro, and L'Inconnue de la Seine.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Ulysses S. Grant ranks 18 out of 20,380Before him are Marilyn Monroe (1926), Steven Spielberg (1946), Abraham Lincoln (1809), Hillary Clinton (1947), Andrew Johnson (1808), and Martin Van Buren (1782). After him are Martin Scorsese (1942), James K. Polk (1795), Malcolm X (1925), Bruce Lee (1940), Joe Biden (1942), and Grace Kelly (1929).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, Ulysses S. Grant ranks 10Before him are Richard Nixon (1913), Andrew Jackson (1767), Abraham Lincoln (1809), Hillary Clinton (1947), Andrew Johnson (1808), and Martin Van Buren (1782). After him are James K. Polk (1795), Joe Biden (1942), Franklin Pierce (1804), Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882), John F. Kennedy (1917), and Benjamin Franklin (1706).