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William H. Seward

1801 - 1872

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William Henry Seward (May 16, 1801 – October 10, 1872) was an American politician who served as 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William H. Seward has received more than 2,225,298 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). William H. Seward is the 7,160th most popular politician (down from 6,995th in 2019), the 2,428th most popular biography from United States (up from 2,461st in 2019) and the 149th most popular American Politician.

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Among politicians, William H. Seward ranks 7,160 out of 15,577Before him are Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester, Man Chong, Ashur-uballit II, Fethi Okyar, Henry III, Duke of Brabant, and Helena Kantakouzene. After him are Bidzina Ivanishvili, Chang of Goryeo, Zhou Yongkang, Emmanuel Philibert, Prince of Carignano, Kimon Georgiev, and Louis, Duke of Montpensier.

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Among people born in 1801, William H. Seward ranks 29Before him are Karl Baedeker, Marie Laveau, Vladimir Dal, Maria Theresa of Austria, Henri Labrouste, and Zénaïde Bonaparte. After him are Julius Plücker, David Farragut, Richard Parkes Bonington, Hippolyte Bayard, Justo José de Urquiza, and Fredrika Bremer. Among people deceased in 1872, William H. Seward ranks 22Before him are Zeng Guofan, Ljudevit Gaj, Mary Somerville, Aleksis Kivi, Immanuel Nobel, and Vladimir Dal. After him are Princess Feodora of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, John Bowring, Handrij Zejler, Charles-Eugène Delaunay, Johan Rudolph Thorbecke, and Kamehameha V.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, William H. Seward ranks 2,428 out of 18,182Before him are Gene Deitch (1924), Daniel Inouye (1924), John B. Kelly Sr. (1889), Edwin Hall (1855), Ralph Asher Alpher (1921), and Vesto Slipher (1875). After him are Clarissa Pinkola Estés (1945), Craig Venter (1946), Melissa Leo (1960), George Reeves (1914), Carl Perkins (1932), and Elijah Wood (1981).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, William H. Seward ranks 149Before him are Kamehameha II (1797), William Joyce (1906), Harry Dexter White (1892), Nicholas Murray Butler (1862), Daniel Inouye (1924), and John B. Kelly Sr. (1889). After him are Leo Ryan (1925), James Baker (1930), Eunice Kennedy Shriver (1921), Ron Johnson (1955), Lloyd Austin (1953), and Ronald Inglehart (1934).