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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 was a career officer in the United States Army, rising to the rank of major general and becoming a national hero for 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 7,346,740 page views. His biography is available in 126 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 120 in 2019). Zachary Taylor is the 1,222nd most popular politician (down from 1,028th in 2019), the 377th most popular biography from United States (down from 324th in 2019) and the 50th 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 1,222 out of 15,577Before him are Emir Abdelkader, Lentulus Batiatus, Khalid of Saudi Arabia, Constantine X Doukas, Napoléon Louis Bonaparte, and Michel Aoun. After him are 2nd Dalai Lama, Friedrich Fromm, Abu Ubaidah ibn al-Jarrah, Carloman I, Frederick I of Sweden, and Gaspard II de Coligny.

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

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Zachary Taylor ranks 377 out of 18,182Before him are Rock Hudson (1925), Charles Francis Richter (1900), Jay Leno (1950), Jennifer Lopez (1969), George Herbert Mead (1863), and Dan Brown (1964). After him are Kurt Cobain (1967), Dian Fossey (1932), David Carradine (1936), Kathy Bates (1948), Chet Baker (1929), and Chester W. Nimitz (1885).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, Zachary Taylor ranks 50Before him are Jerry Brown (1938), James Buchanan (1791), Dick Cheney (1941), William Jennings Bryan (1860), James A. Garfield (1831), and Jefferson Davis (1808). After him are Henry Clay (1777), Franklin Pierce (1804), William McKinley (1843), Millard Fillmore (1800), Colin Powell (1937), and John Tyler (1790).