Winfield Scott

1786 - 1866

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Winfield Scott (June 13, 1786 – May 29, 1866) was an American military commander and political candidate. He served as a general in the United States Army from 1814 to 1861, taking part in the War of 1812, the Mexican–American War, the early stages of the American Civil War and conflicts with Native Americans. Scott was the Whig Party's presidential nominee in the 1852 election, but was defeated by Democrat Franklin Pierce. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Winfield Scott has received more than 1,402,203 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Winfield Scott is the 8,900th most popular politician (up from 8,984th in 2019), the 3,311th most popular biography from United States (down from 3,157th in 2019) and the 203rd most popular American Politician.

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Among politicians, Winfield Scott ranks 8,900 out of 15,710. Before him are Frederick VI, Margrave of Baden-Durlach, Arif Alvi, Qusay Hussein, Philipp von Boeselager, Alexander Shliapnikov, and Hermann Esser. After him are Ealhmund of Kent, Vakhtang II of Georgia, Anote Tong, Nicéphore Soglo, Lev Mekhlis, and Anne Jules de Noailles.

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Among people born in 1786, Winfield Scott ranks 28Before him are Ludwig Börne, Albrecht Adam, Julius Jacob von Haynau, Agustina de Aragón, Nicolás Bravo, and Jacques Philippe Marie Binet. After him are Giovanni Battista Amici, Justinus Kerner, Carl Friedrich von Ledebour, Giuseppe Benedetto Cottolengo, Marc Seguin, and Princess Caroline Louise of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach. Among people deceased in 1866, Winfield Scott ranks 17Before him are Adolph Diesterweg, Friedrich Rückert, Rikard Nordraak, Nadezhda Durova, Carl Jonas Love Almqvist, and Alexander von Nordmann. After him are Jan Kalivoda, Massimo d'Azeglio, Paul Gavarni, Mikayel Nalbandian, Luigi Carlo Farini, and Theodor Kotschy.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Winfield Scott ranks 3,311 out of 15,968. Before him are Leo Ryan (1925), David Ogden Stiers (1942), Kenny Loggins (1948), Richard E. Bellman (1920), Rick Barry (1944), and Benjamin Tucker (1854). After him are Paul Gallico (1897), Kevin Mitnick (1963), Bill Cobbs (1934), Ralph Macchio (1961), Jon Cryer (1965), and John G. Trump (1907).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, Winfield Scott ranks 203Before him are Charles J. Guiteau (1841), Bob Dole (1923), Milton George Henschel (1920), Elihu Root (1845), George M. Dallas (1792), and Leo Ryan (1925). After him are Patrick Henry (1736), Thomas R. Marshall (1854), Cyrus Vance (1917), Ralph Nader (1934), Marie Smith Jones (1918), and Kamehameha IV (1834).