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, American
Economist, Political Philosopher, Former U.S.

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

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

Benjamin FranklinBenjamin Franklin
17 January 1706, British, American
Founding Father 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

William Henry HarrisonWilliam Henry Harrison
09 February 1773, American
 

John Quincy AdamsJohn Quincy Adams
11 July 1767, American
 
James MadisonJames Madison
16 March 1751, American
4th President of the United States

James K. PolkJames K. Polk
02 November 1795, American
 
James BuchananJames Buchanan
23 April 1791, American
15th U.S. President

John TylerJohn Tyler
29 March 1790, American
10th U.S. President

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

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

Martin Van BurenMartin Van Buren
05 December 1782, 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

Davy CrockettDavy Crockett
17 August 1786, American
 

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

John C. CalhounJohn C. Calhoun
18 March 1782, American
7th Vice President of the U.S.A
Thaddeus StevensThaddeus Stevens
04 April 1792, American
Former United States Representative

Sam HoustonSam Houston
02 March 1793, American
Former Governor of Texas
William WilberforceWilliam Wilberforce
24 August 1759, British
Abolitionist

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
Chief SeattleChief Seattle
1780 AD, American
 

Muhammad Ali of EgyptMuhammad Ali of Egypt
04 March 1769, Albanian, Greek
Ottoman Governor of Egypt
John HancockJohn Hancock
23 January 1737, American
Former President of the Continental Congress

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

Richard Mentor JohnsonRichard Mentor Johnson
17 October 1780, American
9th Vice President of the U.S.A
George ClintonGeorge Clinton
26 July 1739, American
Fourth Vice President of the U.S.A

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Meriwether LewisMeriwether Lewis
18 August 1774, American
Explorer, Politician
Robert CliveRobert Clive
25 September 1725, British
British Military Officer

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

John Graves SimcoeJohn Graves Simcoe
25 February 1752, British
First Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada

Patrick HenryPatrick Henry
29 May 1736, American
5th & 6th Governor of Virginia, Orator,
Prince Frederick, Duke of York and AlbanyPrince Frederick, Duke of York and Albany
16 August 1763, British
Duke of York and Albany
Grigory PotemkinGrigory Potemkin
11 October 1739, Russian
Statesman

Charles Grey, 2nd Earl GreyCharles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey
13 March 1764, British
Former Prime Minister of United Kingdom

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
Ethan AllenEthan Allen
21 January 1738, American
Revolutionary War Hero

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

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

Benjamin RushBenjamin Rush
04 January 1746, American
 

Anthony WayneAnthony Wayne
01 January 1745, American
 
Lord NorthLord North
13 April 1732, British
 

John DickinsonJohn Dickinson
08 November 1732, American
One of the Founding Fathers of the US
George CanningGeorge Canning
11 April 1770, British
Former British Prime Minister

John WilkesJohn Wilkes
17 October 1725, British
English journalist

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

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07 October 1728, American
Former Governor of Delaware

George WytheGeorge Wythe
1726 AD, American
American professor

Robert Treat PaineRobert Treat Paine
11 March 1731, American
Former Massachusetts Attorney General

Francis HopkinsonFrancis Hopkinson
21 September 1737, American
Former United States District Judge
William Ellery William Ellery
02 December 1727, American
 

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

Matthew ThorntonMatthew Thornton
1714 AD, American
 

Francis LewisFrancis Lewis
21 March 1713, American
Member of the United States House of
Luther MartinLuther Martin
20 February 1748, American
Politician

Feargus OConnorFeargus OConnor
18 July 1794, British
Chartist Leader
William HooperWilliam Hooper
17 June 1742, American
Former Delegate to the Continental Congress

James WilsonJames Wilson
14 September 1742, American, Scottish
Founding Fathers of the United States

Louis-Philippe I of FranceLouis-Philippe I of France
06 October 1773, French
King of France
Antonio López de Santa AnnaAntonio López de Santa Anna
21 February 1794, Mexican
Politician, Officer, Military personnel

William WhippleWilliam Whipple
14 January 1730, British, American
Politician, Officer
Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount PalmerstonHenry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston
20 October 1784, British
Politician

Stephen AustinStephen Austin
03 November 1793, Spanish, Mexican, American
Politician

Frederick William III of PrussiaFrederick William III of Prussia
03 August 1770, German
King
Miriam FergusonMiriam Ferguson
13 June 1875, American
Politician

Thomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of DundonaldThomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald
14 December 1775, British, Scottish
Politician
Johann Friedrich StruenseeJohann Friedrich Struensee
05 August 1737, German
Politician, Physician

Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand-PérigordCharles-Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord
02 February 1754, French
Politician

Philip John SchuylerPhilip John Schuyler
20 November 1733, American
Politician

Charles Evans HughesCharles Evans Hughes
11 April 1862, American
Politician
Spencer PercevalSpencer Perceval
01 November 1762, British
Politician, Lawyer
John Montagu, 4th earl of SandwichJohn Montagu, 4th earl of Sandwich
13 November 1718, British
Statesman

Henry Lee IIIHenry Lee III
29 January 1756, American
Governor

Daoguang EmperorDaoguang Emperor
16 September 1782, Chinese
Emperor of China

Jean-Pierre BoyerJean-Pierre Boyer
15 February 1776, Haitian
Politician
Richard AllenRichard Allen
14 February 1760, American
Minister

William Cavendish, 5th Duke of DevonshireWilliam Cavendish, 5th Duke of Devonshire
14 December 1748, British
Politician

Stanisław August PoniatowskiStanisław August Poniatowski
17 January 1732, Belarusian, Polish
King of Poland

Carlo BuonaparteCarlo Buonaparte
27 March 1746, French
Lawyer

Louis Philippe II, Duke of OrléansLouis Philippe II, Duke of Orléans
13 April 1747, French
Duke
Augustus II the StrongAugustus II the Strong
12 May 1670, German
Elector of Saxony

Ferdinand VI of SpainFerdinand VI of Spain
23 September 1713, Spanish
King
Horace WalpoleHorace Walpole
24 September 1717
Writer, Novelist, Autobiographer, Politician

Lord William BentinckLord William Bentinck
14 September 1774, British
Former Governor-General of India
Louis Antoine de Saint-JustLouis Antoine de Saint-Just
25 August 1767, French
Politician, Writer
Francis P. BlairFrancis P. Blair
12 April 1791, American
Journalist