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.
George WashingtonGeorge Washington
22 February 1732, American
First U.S. President
Alexander HamiltonAlexander Hamilton
11 January 1755, Saint Kitts And Nevis, American
Economist, Political Philosopher, Former U.S.

Thomas JeffersonThomas Jefferson
13 April 1743, American
3rd U.S. President

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

John Quincy AdamsJohn Quincy Adams
11 July 1767, American
 

James BuchananJames Buchanan
23 April 1791, American
15th U.S. President

William Henry HarrisonWilliam Henry Harrison
09 February 1773, American
 
John TylerJohn Tyler
29 March 1790, American
10th U.S. President

Davy CrockettDavy Crockett
17 August 1786, American
 
Martin Van BurenMartin Van Buren
05 December 1782, American
 

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

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of WellingtonArthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington
01 May 1769, British
Former First Lord of the Treasury of the United
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

Henry ClayHenry Clay
12 April 1777, American
Political Leader

John HancockJohn Hancock
23 January 1737, American
Former President of the Continental Congress
William Pitt the YoungerWilliam Pitt the Younger
28 May 1759, British
Youngest Prime Minister of Britain

Meriwether LewisMeriwether Lewis
18 August 1774, American
Explorer, Politician
William WilberforceWilliam Wilberforce
24 August 1759, British
Abolitionist

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

Patrick HenryPatrick Henry
29 May 1736, American
5th & 6th Governor of Virginia, Orator,

Thaddeus StevensThaddeus Stevens
04 April 1792, American
Former United States Representative
Robert CliveRobert Clive
25 September 1725, British
British Military Officer
Charles Grey, 2nd Earl GreyCharles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey
13 March 1764, British
Former Prime Minister of United Kingdom

Daniel WebsterDaniel Webster
18 January 1782, American
Former United States Senator

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

Muhammad Ali of EgyptMuhammad Ali of Egypt
04 March 1769, Albanian, Greek
Ottoman Governor of Egypt
Ethan AllenEthan Allen
21 January 1738, American
Revolutionary War Hero

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José de San MartínJosé de San Martín
25 February 1778, Argentinian, Chilean
Military Leader, Politician

William Pitt, 1st Earl of ChathamWilliam Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham
15 November 1708, British
The Great Commoner

Chief SeattleChief Seattle
1780 AD, American
 

Anthony WayneAnthony Wayne
01 January 1745, American
 
Prince Frederick, Duke of York and AlbanyPrince Frederick, Duke of York and Albany
16 August 1763, British
Duke of York and Albany

Elbridge GerryElbridge Gerry
17 July 1744, American
Former Vice President of the United States
Benjamin RushBenjamin Rush
04 January 1746, American
 

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

George CanningGeorge Canning
11 April 1770, British
Former British Prime Minister
James WilsonJames Wilson
14 September 1742, American, Scottish
Founding Fathers of the United States

John WilkesJohn Wilkes
17 October 1725, British
English journalist
Richard Mentor JohnsonRichard Mentor Johnson
17 October 1780, American
9th Vice President of the U.S.A

George M. DallasGeorge M. Dallas
10 July 1792, American
11th Vice President of the U.S.A

John DickinsonJohn Dickinson
08 November 1732, American
One of the Founding Fathers of the US

Daniel D. TompkinsDaniel D. Tompkins
21 June 1774, American
Sixth Vice President of the U.S.A

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07 October 1728, American
Former Governor of Delaware
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

Francis HopkinsonFrancis Hopkinson
21 September 1737, American
Former United States District Judge
Lyman HallLyman Hall
12 April 1724, American
Signer of United States Declaration of

Robert Treat PaineRobert Treat Paine
11 March 1731, American
Former Massachusetts Attorney General
Simon BolivarSimon Bolivar
24 July 1783, Venezuelan
Revolutionary & Military Leader

Luther MartinLuther Martin
20 February 1748, American
Politician

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

Maximilien de RobespierreMaximilien de Robespierre
06 May 1758, French
Influential Figure of the French Revolution

Lord NorthLord North
13 April 1732, British
 
George ClintonGeorge Clinton
26 July 1739, American
Fourth Vice President of the U.S.A

Feargus OConnorFeargus OConnor
18 July 1794, British
Chartist Leader
Grigory PotemkinGrigory Potemkin
11 October 1739, Russian
linguist, military personnel

Antonio López de Santa AnnaAntonio López de Santa Anna
21 February 1794, Mexican
Politician, Officer, Military personnel

Ivan VI of RussiaIvan VI of Russia
23 August 1740, Russian
Emperor of Russia

John J. CrittendenJohn J. Crittenden
10 September 1787, American
Politician
Peter II of RussiaPeter II of Russia
23 October 1715, Russian
Emperor of Russia
Frederick William III of PrussiaFrederick William III of Prussia
03 August 1770, German
Composer, Politician

Spencer PercevalSpencer Perceval
01 November 1762, British
Politician, Lawyer

Charles Evans HughesCharles Evans Hughes
11 April 1862, American
Politician

Horace WalpoleHorace Walpole
24 September 1717
Writer, Novelist, Autobiographer, Politician
John WitherspoonJohn Witherspoon
05 February 1723, American
Politician, Theologian

Lord William BentinckLord William Bentinck
14 September 1774, British
Former Governor-General of India

Charles Grandison FinneyCharles Grandison Finney
29 August 1792, American
American minister

Charles Carroll of CarrolltonCharles Carroll of Carrollton
19 September 1737, American
Politician

Arthur PhillipArthur Phillip
11 October 1738, British
Navy officer
Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of LiverpoolRobert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool
07 June 1770, British
Politician

Louis Antoine de Saint-JustLouis Antoine de Saint-Just
25 August 1767, French
Politician, Writer
Richard Henry LeeRichard Henry Lee
20 January 1732, British, American
Politician, Judge

DeWitt ClintonDeWitt Clinton
02 March 1769, American
Politician

Antonio José de SucreAntonio José de Sucre
03 February 1795, Bolivian, Spanish, Venezuelan
Politician
William Cavendish-Bentinck, 3rd Duke of PortlandWilliam Cavendish-Bentinck, 3rd Duke of Portland
14 April 1738, British
Politician

Honoré Gabriel Riqueti, comte de MirabeauHonoré Gabriel Riqueti, comte de Mirabeau
09 March 1749, French
Journalist, Politician, Diplomat, Writer,
Robert Stewart, Viscount CastlereaghRobert Stewart, Viscount Castlereagh
18 June 1769, Irish, British
Statesman

Albert GallatinAlbert Gallatin
29 January 1761, American
Politician, Diplomat

William BlountWilliam Blount
26 March 1749, American
Politician

Lewis CassLewis Cass
09 October 1782, American
Former United States Senator
George GrenvilleGeorge Grenville
14 October 1712, British
Politician

Adolphe ThiersAdolphe Thiers
15 April 1797, French
Lawyer, Politician, Journalist, Historian, Writer
Jacques NeckerJacques Necker
30 September 1732, Swiss
Banker

Jean Maximilien LamarqueJean Maximilien Lamarque
22 July 1770, French
Politician, Officer, Military personnel
Johann Friedrich StruenseeJohann Friedrich Struensee
05 August 1737, German
Politician, Physician

Charles Cotesworth PinckneyCharles Cotesworth Pinckney
25 February 1746, American
Statesman
Henry Addington, 1st Viscount SidmouthHenry Addington, 1st Viscount Sidmouth
30 May 1757, British
Politician