Zachary Taylor

1784 - 1850

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Zachary Taylor (November 24, 1784 – July 9, 1850) was an American military leader who served as the 12th president of the United States from 1849 until his death in 1850. Taylor previously was a career officer in the United States Army, rising to the rank of major general and becoming a national hero as a result of his victories in the Mexican–American War. As a result, he won election to the White House despite his vague political beliefs. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Zachary Taylor has received more than 6,331,972 page views. His biography is available in 120 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 116 in 2019). Zachary Taylor is the 1,029th most popular politician (up from 1,219th in 2019), the 324th most popular biography from United States (up from 356th in 2019) and the 44th most popular American Politician.

Zachary Taylor was a military general and the 12th president of the United States. He is most famous for leading the United States to victory in the Mexican-American War.

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Among politicians, Zachary Taylor ranks 1,029 out of 15,710Before him are Cleopatra Selene II, Édouard Daladier, Agrippina the Elder, Demetrius I of Macedon, Emperor Wu of Jin, and Richard Cromwell. After him are Jalal Talabani, Probus, Abdullah I of Jordan, 5th Dalai Lama, Jean Monnet, and Frederick V of Denmark.

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Among people born in 1784, Zachary Taylor ranks 3Before him are Ferdinand VII of Spain and Jérôme Bonaparte. After him are Friedrich Bessel, Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Marie-Antoine Carême, Karl Thomas Mozart, Louis Spohr, Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston, Johann Ludwig Burckhardt, Leo von Klenze, and Grand Duchess Elena Pavlovna of Russia. Among people deceased in 1850, Zachary Taylor ranks 6Before him are Honoré de Balzac, Louis Philippe I, Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac, William Wordsworth, and Báb. After him are Daoguang Emperor, Marie Tussaud, José de San Martín, Louise of Orléans, Frédéric Bastiat, and Lin Zexu.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Zachary Taylor ranks 324 out of 15,968Before him are James Madison (1751), Henry James (1843), Anton LaVey (1930), Edwin McMillan (1907), Ben Affleck (1972), and Wilt Chamberlain (1936). After him are Paul Simon (1941), Grover Cleveland (1837), Rock Hudson (1925), Dan Brown (1964), Calvin Coolidge (1872), and Caitlyn Jenner (1949).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, Zachary Taylor ranks 44Before him are Dick Cheney (1941), Jerry Brown (1938), William Henry Harrison (1773), William Jennings Bryan (1860), William Howard Taft (1857), and James Madison (1751). After him are Grover Cleveland (1837), Calvin Coolidge (1872), Andrew Johnson (1808), James A. Garfield (1831), Henry Clay (1777), and John Quincy Adams (1767).