William Henry Harrison

1773 - 1841

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William Henry Harrison (February 9, 1773 – April 4, 1841) was an American military officer and politician who served as the ninth president of the United States from March 4 to April 4, 1841, the shortest presidency in U.S. history. He was also the first U.S. president to die in office, causing a brief constitutional crisis since presidential succession was not then fully defined in the U.S. Constitution. Harrison was the last president born as a British subject in the Thirteen Colonies and was the paternal grandfather of Benjamin Harrison, the 23rd U.S. president. Harrison was born into the Harrison family of Virginia in 1773 as a son of Benjamin Harrison V, a U.S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Henry Harrison has received more than 12,144,506 page views. His biography is available in 127 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 123 in 2019). William Henry Harrison is the 1,136th most popular politician (down from 1,076th in 2019), the 336th most popular biography from United States (down from 318th in 2019) and the 53rd most popular American Politician.

William Henry Harrison is most famous for being the ninth president of the United States. He served as president for only one month before dying of pneumonia.

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Among politicians, William Henry Harrison ranks 1,136 out of 19,576Before him are Henry Clay, Nabonidus, John II Komnenos, Constantine IX Monomachos, Ptolemy VI Philometor, and Alexander I of Macedon. After him are Roh Moo-hyun, Valerius Severus, Probus, Emperor Taizu of Song, U Thant, and John III of Portugal.

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Among people born in 1773, William Henry Harrison ranks 5Before him are Louis Philippe I, Klemens von Metternich, Thomas Young, and Robert Brown. After him are Ludwig Tieck, Friedrich Mohs, Aimé Bonpland, James Mill, Thérésa Tallien, Jean Charles Léonard de Sismondi, and Louis I of Etruria. Among people deceased in 1841, William Henry Harrison ranks 3Before him are Johann Friedrich Herbart, and Nicolas Appert. After him are Mikhail Lermontov, Karl Friedrich Schinkel, Caroline of Baden, Augustin Pyramus de Candolle, Claude Victor-Perrin, Duc de Belluno, Friedrich Sertürner, Johan August Arfwedson, Minh Mạng, and Ferdinando Carulli.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, William Henry Harrison ranks 336 out of 20,380Before him are Philip Kotler (1931), Louise Glück (1943), Robert Fulton (1765), Joe Frazier (1944), Henry Clay (1777), and Shaquille O'Neal (1972). After him are Christopher Walken (1943), Jared Leto (1971), John Stith Pemberton (1831), James Fenimore Cooper (1789), Margaret Mitchell (1900), and Geraldine Chaplin (1944).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, William Henry Harrison ranks 53Before him are Calvin Coolidge (1872), James Buchanan (1791), Grover Cleveland (1837), Zachary Taylor (1784), Warren G. Harding (1865), and Henry Clay (1777). After him are Jefferson Davis (1808), Sarah Palin (1964), William McKinley (1843), Millard Fillmore (1800), Jim Mattis (1950), and Dick Cheney (1941).