William McKinley

1843 - 1901

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William McKinley (January 29, 1843 – September 14, 1901) was an American politician who served as the 25th president of the United States from 1897 until his assassination in 1901. A member of the Republican Party, he led a realignment that made Republicans largely dominant in the industrial states and nationwide for decades. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William McKinley has received more than 12,924,097 page views. His biography is available in 121 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 120 in 2019). William McKinley is the 1,442nd most popular politician (down from 1,302nd in 2019), the 419th most popular biography from United States (down from 411th in 2019) and the 56th most popular American Politician.

William McKinley is most famous for being the 25th president of the United States. He is also known for being the president who led the country into the Spanish-American War.

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Among politicians, William McKinley ranks 1,442 out of 19,576Before him are Alfonso V of Aragon, Eric Bloodaxe, Coloman, King of Hungary, Sergey Shoygu, Edmund Ironside, and Gaspard II de Coligny. After him are Marie Louise d’Orléans, Neoptolemus, Childebert I, Wenceslaus II of Bohemia, Quintillus, and Athaulf.

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Among people born in 1843, William McKinley ranks 10Before him are Bertha von Suttner, Frederick VIII of Denmark, Princess Alice of the United Kingdom, Camillo Golgi, Louis Renault, and Henry James. After him are Gabriel Tarde, Elisabeth of Wied, Duchess Mathilde Ludovika in Bavaria, Colmar Freiherr von der Goltz, Nicholas Alexandrovich, Tsesarevich of Russia, and Richard Avenarius. Among people deceased in 1901, William McKinley ranks 8Before him are Queen Victoria, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Victoria, Princess Royal, Johanna Spyri, Benjamin Harrison, and Arnold Böcklin. After him are Milan I of Serbia, Charles Hermite, Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld, Chlodwig, Prince of Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst, Li Hongzhang, and Fukuzawa Yukichi.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, William McKinley ranks 419 out of 20,380Before him are Kurt Vonnegut (1922), Jon Brower Minnoch (1941), Charles Francis Richter (1900), Herman Hollerith (1860), Melvin Calvin (1911), and Jesse James (1847). After him are Kim Basinger (1953), Natalie Wood (1938), Ed Gein (1906), Jessica Lange (1949), Peter Fonda (1940), and John R. Bolton (1948).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, William McKinley ranks 56Before him are Zachary Taylor (1784), Warren G. Harding (1865), Henry Clay (1777), William Henry Harrison (1773), Jefferson Davis (1808), and Sarah Palin (1964). After him are Millard Fillmore (1800), Jim Mattis (1950), Dick Cheney (1941), John Tyler (1790), Rutherford B. Hayes (1822), and John Kerry (1943).