18th Century Political Leaders
Find out more about the greatest 18th Century Political Leaders, including George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson and James Madison.
Alexander HamiltonAlexander Hamilton
11 January 1755, Saint Kitts And Nevis, American
Economist, Political Philosopher, Former U.S.
George WashingtonGeorge Washington
22 February 1732, American
First U.S. President

Thomas JeffersonThomas Jefferson
13 April 1743, American
Political Philosopher & the third President of

Andrew JacksonAndrew Jackson
15 March 1767, American
7th President of the United States

John AdamsJohn Adams
30 October 1735, American
2nd U.S. President

Aaron BurrAaron Burr
06 February 1756, American
3rd Vice President of United States
James BuchananJames Buchanan
23 April 1791, American
15th U.S. President

James MadisonJames Madison
16 March 1751, American
4th President of the United States

John Quincy AdamsJohn Quincy Adams
11 July 1767, American
 

Davy CrockettDavy Crockett
17 August 1786, American
 
William Henry HarrisonWilliam Henry Harrison
09 February 1773, American
 

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of WellingtonArthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington
01 May 1769, British
Former First Lord of the Treasury of the United
Thaddeus StevensThaddeus Stevens
04 April 1792, American
Former United States Representative

Zachary TaylorZachary Taylor
24 November 1784, American
Military Leader and the 12th President of United

Martin Van BurenMartin Van Buren
05 December 1782, American
 
John TylerJohn Tyler
29 March 1790, American
10th U.S. President

James K. PolkJames K. Polk
02 November 1795, American
 
John C. CalhounJohn C. Calhoun
18 March 1782, American
7th Vice President of the U.S.A

Sam HoustonSam Houston
02 March 1793, American
Former Governor of Texas

William WilberforceWilliam Wilberforce
24 August 1759, British
Abolitionist
John HancockJohn Hancock
23 January 1737, American
Former President of the Continental Congress

Henry ClayHenry Clay
12 April 1777, American
Political Leader
William Pitt the YoungerWilliam Pitt the Younger
28 May 1759, British
Youngest Prime Minister of Britain

Robert PeelRobert Peel
05 February 1788, British
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

Napoleon BonaparteNapoleon Bonaparte
15 August 1769, French
Emperor of the French

Daniel WebsterDaniel Webster
18 January 1782, American
Former United States Senator
Patrick HenryPatrick Henry
29 May 1736, American
5th & 6th Governor of Virginia, Orator,
Meriwether LewisMeriwether Lewis
18 August 1774, American
Explorer, Politician

Ethan AllenEthan Allen
21 January 1738, American
Revolutionary War Hero

Simon BolivarSimon Bolivar
24 July 1783, Venezuelan
Revolutionary & Military Leader

Chief SeattleChief Seattle
1780 AD, American
 
William Pitt, 1st Earl of ChathamWilliam Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham
15 November 1708, British
The Great Commoner

Elbridge GerryElbridge Gerry
17 July 1744, American
Former Vice President of the United States

George CanningGeorge Canning
11 April 1770, British
Former British Prime Minister

William R. KingWilliam R. King
07 April 1786, American
Shortest Serving Vice President of the U.S.A

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Anthony WayneAnthony Wayne
01 January 1745, American
 
Benjamin RushBenjamin Rush
04 January 1746, American
 

James WilsonJames Wilson
14 September 1742, American, Scottish
Founding Fathers of the United States
John WilkesJohn Wilkes
17 October 1725, British
English journalist

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07 October 1728, American
Former Governor of Delaware

Richard Mentor JohnsonRichard Mentor Johnson
17 October 1780, American
9th Vice President of the U.S.A
Francis HopkinsonFrancis Hopkinson
21 September 1737, American
Former United States District Judge

George M. DallasGeorge M. Dallas
10 July 1792, American
11th Vice President of the U.S.A
Daniel D. TompkinsDaniel D. Tompkins
21 June 1774, American
Sixth Vice President of the U.S.A

Edward EverettEdward Everett
11 April 1794, American
Former American senator

Josiah BartlettJosiah Bartlett
21 November 1729, American
Former Governor of New Hampshire

George WytheGeorge Wythe
1726 AD, American
American professor

Maximilien de RobespierreMaximilien de Robespierre
06 May 1758, French
Influential Figure of the French Revolution
Robert Treat PaineRobert Treat Paine
11 March 1731, American
Former Massachusetts Attorney General

Lyman HallLyman Hall
12 April 1724, American
Signer of United States Declaration of

William HooperWilliam Hooper
17 June 1742, American
Former Delegate to the Continental Congress

Francis LewisFrancis Lewis
21 March 1713, American
Member of the United States House of
Matthew ThorntonMatthew Thornton
1714 AD, American
 

William Ellery William Ellery
02 December 1727, American
 
George ClintonGeorge Clinton
26 July 1739, American
Fourth Vice President of the U.S.A

Lord NorthLord North
13 April 1732, British
 

Luther MartinLuther Martin
20 February 1748, American
Politician
Feargus OConnorFeargus OConnor
18 July 1794, British
Chartist Leader

Maximilien RobespierreMaximilien Robespierre
06 May 1758, French
Politician, Lawyer, Journalist, Revolutionary
Charles Edward StuartCharles Edward Stuart
31 December 1720, Italian, British
Pretender

Nicholas I of RussiaNicholas I of Russia
06 July 1796, Russian
Emperor of Russia

Jean-Paul MaratJean-Paul Marat
24 May 1743, Swiss, French
Politician, Journalist, Physician, Physicist,
Antonio López de Santa AnnaAntonio López de Santa Anna
21 February 1794, Mexican
Politician, Officer, Military personnel

Leopold I of BelgiumLeopold I of Belgium
16 December 1790, Belgian, German, British
Politician, Military personnel
Francis II, Holy Roman EmperorFrancis II, Holy Roman Emperor
12 February 1768, Italian
 

Robert CliveRobert Clive
25 September 1725, British
Politician

Nader ShahNader Shah
22 October 1688, Iranian
 

Charles III of SpainCharles III of Spain
20 January 1716, Spanish
 
José de San MartínJosé de San Martín
25 February 1778, Argentinian, Chilean
soldier, politician
Charles Grey, 2nd Earl GreyCharles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey
13 March 1764, British
Politician

Louis Antoine de Saint-JustLouis Antoine de Saint-Just
25 August 1767, French
Politician, Writer

Anna of RussiaAnna of Russia
07 February 1693, Russian
Former Emperor of All Russia

Peter II of RussiaPeter II of Russia
23 October 1715, Russian
Emperor of Russia
Charles VI, Holy Roman EmperorCharles VI, Holy Roman Emperor
01 October 1685, Austrian, Spanish, Hungarian
Emperor

Leopold II, Holy Roman EmperorLeopold II, Holy Roman Emperor
05 May 1747, Austrian, Hungarian
Politician

Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-PérigordCharles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord
02 February 1754, French
Former Minister of Foreign Affairs and

Charles IV of SpainCharles IV of Spain
11 November 1748, Italian
King of Spain

Klemens von MetternichKlemens von Metternich
15 May 1773, German
Diplomat, Politician
Ferdinand VII of SpainFerdinand VII of Spain
14 October 1784, Spanish, American
 

Frederick William III of PrussiaFrederick William III of Prussia
03 August 1770, German
Composer, Politician
William II of the NetherlandsWilliam II of the Netherlands
06 December 1792, Dutch
Politician, Judge, Military personnel

William I of the NetherlandsWilliam I of the Netherlands
24 August 1772, Dutch
Politician, Judge

Ivan VI of RussiaIvan VI of Russia
23 August 1740, Russian
Emperor of Russia
Ferdinand I of AustriaFerdinand I of Austria
19 April 1793, Austrian
Politician

Spencer PercevalSpencer Perceval
01 November 1762, British
Politician, Lawyer
Antonio José de SucreAntonio José de Sucre
03 February 1795, Bolivian, Spanish, Venezuelan
Politician

Frederick William IV of PrussiaFrederick William IV of Prussia
15 October 1795, German
Politician

Bahadur Shah IIBahadur Shah II
24 October 1775, Indian
Poet

Richard Henry LeeRichard Henry Lee
20 January 1732, British, American
Politician, Judge
Charles Carroll of CarrolltonCharles Carroll of Carrollton
19 September 1737, American
Politician

Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of LiverpoolRobert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool
07 June 1770, British
Politician
Horace WalpoleHorace Walpole
24 September 1717
Writer, Novelist, Autobiographer, Politician

Grigory PotemkinGrigory Potemkin
11 October 1739, Russian
linguist, military personnel

John Murray, 4th Earl of DunmoreJohn Murray, 4th Earl of Dunmore
1730 AD, Scottish
politician

John WitherspoonJohn Witherspoon
05 February 1723, American
Politician, Theologian
Johann Friedrich StruenseeJohann Friedrich Struensee
05 August 1737, German
Politician, Physician