William Walker

1824 - 1860

William Walker

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 intent of establishing English-speaking colonies under his personal control, an enterprise then known as "filibustering". Walker usurped the presidency of Nicaragua in 1856 and ruled until 1857, when he was defeated by a coalition of Central American armies. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Walker has received more than 34,241 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 4,160th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, William Walker ranks 4,138 out of 14,801Before him are Emperor Ankan, Emperor Fushimi, Vishvamitra, Giovanni Giolitti, Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany, and Amadeus VI, Count of Savoy. After him are Charibert II, Theodelinda, Johann Wilhelm, Elector Palatine, Louis II, Count of Flanders, Recceswinth, and Conrad Hilton.

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Among people born in 1824, William Walker ranks 14Before him are Eugène Boudin, Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, Paul Broca, Pierre Janssen, Wilkie Collins, and Carl Reinecke. After him are Karl-Maria Kertbeny, William Huggins, Stonewall Jackson, Princess Francisca of Brazil, Ludwig Büchner, and Tokugawa Iesada. Among people deceased in 1860, William Walker ranks 12Before him are János Bolyai, Charles Goodyear, Miloš Obrenović, Stéphanie de Beauharnais, Julia Pastrana, and István Széchenyi. After him are Princess Juliane of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, Danilo I, Prince of Montenegro, Ang Duong, Thomas Addison, Thomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald, and Ernst Moritz Arndt.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, William Walker ranks 1,336 out of 12,171Before him are Dave Mustaine (1961), Henry Hathaway (1898), John Fogerty (1945), Willard Van Orman Quine (1908), Carl Weathers (1948), and Nora Roberts (1950). After him are Bob Ross (1942), Conrad Hilton (1887), Rosalynn Carter (1927), James Irwin (1930), Norman Schwarzkopf Jr. (1934), and Bettie Page (1923).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, William Walker ranks 96Before him are Red Cloud (1822), Cordell Hull (1871), George Clinton (1739), Tecumseh (1768), Aaron Burr (1756), and Andrew Dickson White (1832). After him are Conrad Hilton (1887), Meir Kahane (1932), Paul P. Harris (1868), Charles G. Dawes (1865), Caroline Kennedy (1957), and Ron Paul (1935).