Martin Van Buren (December 5, 1782 – July 24, 1862) was the eighth President of the United States (1837–1841) and his administration was largely characterized by the economic hardship of his time, the Panic of 1837. He was called “Martin Van Ruin” by his political opponents.
Van Buren spoke English as a second language. His native language was Dutch, as he grew up in a Dutch-speaking community. He has been the only U.S. President who has spoken English as a second language!
He died at the age of seventy-nine.