William H. Seward

1801 - 1872

William H. Seward

William Henry Seward (May 16, 1801 – October 10, 1872) was United States Secretary of State from 1861 to 1869, and earlier served as governor of New York and as a United States Senator. A determined opponent of the spread of slavery in the years leading up to the American Civil War, he was a prominent figure in the Republican Party in its formative years, and was praised for his work on behalf of the Union as Secretary of State during the Civil War. Seward was born in 1801 in the village of Florida, in Orange County, New York, where his father was a farmer and owned slaves. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William H. Seward has received more than 1,519,619 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 8,056th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, William H. Seward ranks 8,012 out of 14,801Before him are Pavlos Kountouriotis, Margaret Chan, Lluís Llach, Kassapa Buddha, Yusuf ibn 'Abd al-Rahman al-Fihri, and Joseph Luns. After him are Walter V, Count of Brienne, Arturo Umberto Illia, Stefan Vojislav, Michał Kazimierz Ogiński, Senebkay, and Sadiq al-Mahdi.

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Among people born in 1801, William H. Seward ranks 37Before him are Zénaïde Bonaparte, Justo José de Urquiza, Adolphe-Théodore Brongniart, Infanta Isabel Maria of Braganza, Christian Dietrich Grabbe, and Rifa'a al-Tahtawi. After him are Richard Parkes Bonington, Armand Trousseau, Fredrika Bremer, Jan Kalivoda, Vincenzo Gioberti, and Eugène Burnouf. Among people deceased in 1872, William H. Seward ranks 27Before him are Vladimir Dal, Mary Somerville, Johan Rudolph Thorbecke, Charles-Eugène Delaunay, Andrew Smith, and Princess Feodora of Leiningen. After him are George Meade, Jacques Babinet, Petar Preradović, Alfred Clebsch, Kamehameha V, and Carl Jaenisch.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, William H. Seward ranks 2,711 out of 12,171Before him are Henry Winkler (1945), Carla Bley (1936), Blake Lively (1987), Elmore Leonard (1925), David Wilkerson (1931), and Sal Mineo (1939). After him are Larry Sanger (1968), Mortimer J. Adler (1902), Harpo Marx (1888), Maria Bello (1967), Charles Whitman (1941), and William Halsey Jr. (1882).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, William H. Seward ranks 166Before him are Harry Dexter White (1892), Nick Bollettieri (1931), Kaʻahumanu (1768), Ralph Nader (1934), Elihu Root (1845), and Lee Radziwill (1933). After him are Charles W. Fairbanks (1852), John Paine (1870), Marie Smith Jones (1918), George M. Dallas (1792), John Nance Garner (1868), and Daniel D. Tompkins (1774).