William Walker

1824 - 1860

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William Walker (May 8, 1824 – September 12, 1860) was an American physician, lawyer, journalist and mercenary who organized several private military expeditions into Mexico and Central America with the intention of occupying the local nations and establishing slave-hold colonies, an enterprise then known as "filibustering". Walker usurped the presidency of Nicaragua in July 1856 at the request of Liberal Democratic Party of Nicaragua and ruled until May 1, 1857, when he was forced out of the presidency and the country by a coalition of Central American armies. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Walker has received more than 46,166 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). William Walker is the 4,063rd most popular politician (up from 4,135th in 2019), the 1,359th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,336th in 2019) and the 94th most popular American Politician.

William Walker was most famous for his filibustering expeditions in Central America and Nicaragua. He led four filibustering expeditions, three of which he led to victory.

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Among politicians, William Walker ranks 4,063 out of 15,710Before him are Baldwin V, Count of Flanders, Prince Charles, Count of Flanders, Artaphernes, Stephen II, Ban of Bosnia, Machaon, and Chen Shou. After him are Sancho I of León, Ana Pauker, Juan Almeida Bosque, Henry Frederick, Prince of Wales, Malcolm IV of Scotland, and Emperor Zhezong.

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Among people born in 1824, William Walker ranks 16Before him are Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, Wilkie Collins, Pierre Janssen, Marie Duplessis, Carl Reinecke, and Antoine, Duke of Montpensier. After him are William Huggins, Princess Sophie of the Netherlands, Stonewall Jackson, Ludwig Büchner, Karl-Maria Kertbeny, and Tokugawa Iesada. Among people deceased in 1860, William Walker ranks 12Before him are Charles Goodyear, János Bolyai, Miloš Obrenović, Stéphanie de Beauharnais, Julia Pastrana, and Princess Juliane of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld. After him are Thomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald, Danilo I, Prince of Montenegro, István Széchenyi, Ang Duong, Thomas Addison, and Ernst Moritz Arndt.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, William Walker ranks 1,359 out of 15,968Before him are Sammy Davis Jr. (1925), Robert Conrad (1935), Paul L. Smith (1936), Sequoyah (1770), Marilyn Manson (1969), and Tom Morello (1964). After him are Hal Holbrook (1925), William Westmoreland (1914), Jeremy Rifkin (1945), Joyce Carol Oates (1938), F. Sherwood Rowland (1927), and Nicholas Ray (1911).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, William Walker ranks 94Before him are Condoleezza Rice (1954), Red Cloud (1822), Tecumseh (1768), Cordell Hull (1871), Rudy Giuliani (1944), and Mike Pompeo (1963). After him are Mitt Romney (1947), Conrad Hilton (1887), Pontiac (1714), George Papandreou (1952), Steve Bannon (1953), and Caroline Kennedy (1957).