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Ulysses S. Grant

1822 - 1885

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Ulysses S. Grant (born Hiram Ulysses Grant HY-rəm yoo-LISS-eez; 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, he led the Union Army to victory in the American Civil War in 1865 and thereafter briefly served as Secretary of War. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ulysses S. Grant has received more than 17,466,281 page views. His biography is available in 129 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 123 in 2019). Ulysses S. Grant is the 45th most popular politician (down from 24th in 2019), the 12th most popular biography from United States (down from 7th in 2019) and the 4th 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 45 out of 15,577Before him are Umar, Selim II, Franz Joseph I of Austria, Akhenaten, Pericles, and Maria Theresa. After him are Nero, Leon Trotsky, Peter the Great, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Angela Merkel, and Saddam Hussein.

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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, César Franck, Rudolf Clausius, Francis Galton, Rutherford B. Hayes, Étienne Lenoir, Midhat Pasha, 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, Jens Peter Jacobsen, Ferdinand II of Portugal, Alexander Karađorđević, Prince of Serbia, Carl Spitzweg, L'Inconnue de la Seine, Charles George Gordon, Karl Anton, Prince of Hohenzollern, and Rosalía de Castro.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Ulysses S. Grant ranks 12 out of 18,182Before him are Steve Jobs (1955), Abraham Lincoln (1809), Marilyn Monroe (1926), Neil Armstrong (1930), Sylvester Stallone (1946), and Grace Kelly (1929). After him are Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882), Malcolm X (1925), Steven Spielberg (1946), Martin Van Buren (1782), Benjamin Franklin (1706), and John F. Kennedy (1917).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, Ulysses S. Grant ranks 4Before him are Thomas Jefferson (1743), Jimmy Carter (1924), and Abraham Lincoln (1809). After him are 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).