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Annie Edson Taylor

1838 - 1921

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Anna "Annie" Edson Taylor (October 24, 1838 – April 29, 1921) was an American schoolteacher who, on her 63rd birthday, October 24, 1901, became the first person to survive a trip over Niagara Falls in a barrel. Her motives were financial but she never made much money from her adventure. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Annie Edson Taylor has received more than 793,356 page views. Her biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Annie Edson Taylor is the 7,623rd most popular politician (up from 8,334th in 2019), the 2,613th most popular biography from United States (up from 3,055th in 2019) and the 159th most popular American Politician.

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Among politicians, Annie Edson Taylor ranks 7,623 out of 15,577Before her are George I of Bulgaria, Frans Timmermans, Juan Vicente Gómez, Mika Špiljak, Emperor Murakami, and Ferrante Gonzaga. After her are Ii Naomasa, Francisco de Paula Rodrigues Alves, Julio César Turbay Ayala, William of Modena, Shibi Khan, and Archduke Wilhelm Franz of Austria.

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Among people born in 1838, Annie Edson Taylor ranks 41Before her are Süleyman Hüsnü Pasha, Fredrik Idestam, Vatroslav Jagić, George William Hill, Clemens Winkler, and John Muir. After her are Jean-Paul Laurens, Duke Philipp of Württemberg, Nicolae Grigorescu, Henry Sidgwick, Edwin Abbott Abbott, and Konstanty Kalinowski. Among people deceased in 1921, Annie Edson Taylor ranks 51Before her are Georg Ritter von Schönerer, Max Dvořák, Philipp, Prince of Eulenburg, Ahmed Raza Khan Barelvi, Émile Boutroux, and Prince Philipp of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. After her are Juhani Aho, Otto von Gierke, Adolf von Hildebrand, Jean-Paul Laurens, Joel Asaph Allen, and Said Halim Pasha.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Annie Edson Taylor ranks 2,613 out of 18,182Before her are Lorraine Bracco (1954), Asa Akira (1986), Danny Kaye (1911), George Antheil (1900), Chester Carlson (1906), and Andrea M. Ghez (1965). After her are Michael Cunningham (1952), Michael H. Hart (1932), Cy Young (1867), Ronnie Spector (1943), Steve Fossett (1944), and Charles M. Schulz (1922).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, Annie Edson Taylor ranks 159Before her are Ron Johnson (1955), Lloyd Austin (1953), Ronald Inglehart (1934), David Duke (1950), Robert H. Jackson (1892), and Cyrus Vance (1917). After her are Charles W. Fairbanks (1852), Gall (1840), Jerome Powell (1953), Lew Wallace (1827), John Connally (1917), and John C. Calhoun (1782).