William Jennings Bryan

1860 - 1925

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William Jennings Bryan (March 19, 1860 – July 26, 1925) was an American lawyer, orator and politician. Beginning in 1896, he emerged as a dominant force in the Democratic Party, running three times as the party's nominee for President of the United States in the 1896, 1900, and the 1908 elections. He served in the House of Representatives from 1891 to 1895 and as the Secretary of State under Woodrow Wilson. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Jennings Bryan has received more than 3,357,024 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). William Jennings Bryan is the 988th most popular politician (up from 1,040th in 2019), the 306th most popular biography from United States (down from 303rd in 2019) and the 41st most popular American Politician.

William Jennings Bryan is most famous for his speech "Cross of Gold" in 1896. He was an American politician and lawyer who served as secretary of state under President Woodrow Wilson.

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Among politicians, William Jennings Bryan ranks 988 out of 15,710Before him are Tamar of Georgia, Todor Zhivkov, Stepan Bandera, Alexander Van der Bellen, Emperor Xuanzong of Tang, and Sukjong of Joseon. After him are Tedros Adhanom, Fernando Álvarez de Toledo, 3rd Duke of Alba, Astyages, Harold Godwinson, Constantine IV, and Margaret Theresa of Spain.

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Among people born in 1860, William Jennings Bryan ranks 11Before him are Eduard Buchner, Alphonse Mucha, Isaac Albéniz, Kanō Jigorō, Raymond Poincaré, and J. M. Barrie. After him are Herman Hollerith, Willem Einthoven, James Ensor, Anders Zorn, Ignacy Jan Paderewski, and Hugo Wolf. Among people deceased in 1925, William Jennings Bryan ranks 8Before him are Rudolf Steiner, Erik Satie, Gottlob Frege, Friedrich Ebert, Alexandra of Denmark, and Josef Breuer. After him are Henri Fayol, Sergei Yesenin, Percy Fawcett, Mikhail Frunze, Felix Klein, and Georgy Lvov.

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Among people born in United States, William Jennings Bryan ranks 306 out of 15,968Before him are Truman Capote (1924), Robert Peary (1856), Margaret Mitchell (1900), Ella Fitzgerald (1917), Sandra Bullock (1964), and Eminem (1972). After him are Geraldine Chaplin (1944), Roy Lichtenstein (1923), James Fenimore Cooper (1789), Nick Nolte (1941), William Howard Taft (1857), and Bruce Springsteen (1949).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, William Jennings Bryan ranks 41Before him are James Monroe (1758), Benjamin Harrison (1833), Andrew Jackson (1767), Dick Cheney (1941), Jerry Brown (1938), and William Henry Harrison (1773). After him are William Howard Taft (1857), James Madison (1751), Zachary Taylor (1784), Grover Cleveland (1837), Calvin Coolidge (1872), and Andrew Johnson (1808).