William McKinley

1843 - 1901

Photo of William McKinley

Icon of person William McKinley

William McKinley (January 29, 1843 – September 14, 1901) was the 25th president of the United States, serving from 1897 until his assassination in 1901. He was president during the Spanish–American War of 1898, raised protective tariffs to boost American industry, and rejected the expansionary monetary policy of free silver, keeping the nation on the gold standard. A Republican, McKinley was the last president to have served in the American Civil War; he was the only one to begin his service as an enlisted man, and end as a brevet major. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William McKinley has received more than 9,642,603 page views. His biography is available in 116 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 113 in 2019). William McKinley is the 1,367th most popular politician (down from 1,295th in 2019), the 459th most popular biography from United States (down from 388th in 2019) and the 57th 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.

Memorability Metrics

  • 9.6M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 74.84

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 116

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.63

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 8.83

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of William McKinleys by language


Among politicians, William McKinley ranks 1,367 out of 15,710Before him are Randal Cremer, Yuan Shao, Stephen V of Hungary, Mohammed Zahir Shah, Alexei Rykov, and Franklin Pierce. After him are Ernst Thälmann, Ladislaus IV of Hungary, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Algirdas, Warren G. Harding, and Philoctetes.

Most Popular Politicians in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


Among people born in 1843, William McKinley ranks 10Before him are Frederick VIII of Denmark, Camillo Golgi, Henry James, Louis Renault, Princess Alice of the United Kingdom, and Charles Albert Gobat. After him are Gabriel Tarde, Elisabeth of Wied, Princess Maria Annunciata of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Duchess Mathilde Ludovika in Bavaria, Nicholas Alexandrovich, Tsesarevich of Russia, and Colmar Freiherr von der Goltz. 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 Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld, Milan I of Serbia, Chlodwig, Prince of Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst, Charles Hermite, Li Hongzhang, and Fukuzawa Yukichi.

Others Born in 1843

Go to all Rankings

Others Deceased in 1901

Go to all Rankings

In United States

Among people born in United States, William McKinley ranks 459 out of 15,968Before him are Sidney Poitier (1927), Louis Zamperini (1917), William S. Burroughs (1914), Jared Diamond (1937), Edgar Cayce (1877), and Franklin Pierce (1804). After him are Warren G. Harding (1865), John Coltrane (1926), James Coburn (1928), Louisa May Alcott (1832), Kim Basinger (1953), and Milton H. Erickson (1901).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, William McKinley ranks 57Before him are Jim Mattis (1950), Jefferson Davis (1808), James Buchanan (1791), Boris Johnson (1964), Crazy Horse (1840), and Franklin Pierce (1804). After him are Warren G. Harding (1865), Sarah Palin (1964), Millard Fillmore (1800), Rutherford B. Hayes (1822), Nancy Pelosi (1940), and Chester A. Arthur (1829).