Buffalo Bill

1846 - 1917

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William Frederick Cody (February 26, 1846 – January 10, 1917), known as Buffalo Bill, was an American soldier, bison hunter, and showman. One of the most famous and well-known figures of the American Old West, Cody started his legend when he was only 23. Shortly thereafter he started performing in shows that displayed cowboy themes and episodes from the frontier and Indian Wars. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Buffalo Bill has received more than 5,593,935 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). Buffalo Bill is the 16th most popular celebrity (down from 8th in 2019), the 487th most popular biography from United States (down from 316th in 2019) and the 7th most popular American Celebrity.

Buffalo Bill was a famous American showman and soldier. He is most famous for his Wild West Show that toured the United States and Europe.

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  • 5.6M

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  • 67.03

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  • 49

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.32

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.23

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Over the past year Buffalo Bill has had the most page views in the with 695,909 views, followed by French (87,178), and German (85,898). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Georgian (446.55%), Indonesian (147.00%), and Simple English (76.78%)


Among celebrities, Buffalo Bill ranks 16 out of 265Before him are Geli Raubal, Simonetta Vespucci, Anna Nicole Smith, Jon Brower Minnoch, Empress Michiko, and Maria von Trapp. After him are Joseph Merrick, Tollund Man, Monica Lewinsky, Dodi Fayed, Black Dahlia, and Anna Anderson.

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Among people born in 1846, Buffalo Bill ranks 9Before him are Henryk Sienkiewicz, Princess Helena of the United Kingdom, George Westinghouse, Edmondo De Amicis, Wilhelm Maybach, and Comte de Lautréamont. After him are Wladimir Köppen, Isabel, Princess Imperial of Brazil, Naim Frashëri, Prince Leopold of Bavaria, Gaston Maspero, and Antonio Abetti. Among people deceased in 1917, Buffalo Bill ranks 13Before him are Eduard Buchner, Ferdinand von Zeppelin, Emil von Behring, Adolf von Baeyer, Edward Burnett Tylor, and Emil Theodor Kocher. After him are John William Waterhouse, Dragutin Dimitrijević, Franz Brentano, Scott Joplin, Ludwig Minkus, and Ranavalona III.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Buffalo Bill ranks 487 out of 20,380Before him are Jerome Bruner (1915), Gwen Stefani (1969), David Duke (1950), George Foreman (1949), John Malkovich (1953), and Sidney Poitier (1927). After him are Nick Nolte (1941), Robert Kiyosaki (1947), Dian Fossey (1932), Faye Dunaway (1941), Reese Witherspoon (1976), and James Coburn (1928).

Among CELEBRITIES In United States

Among celebrities born in United States, Buffalo Bill ranks 7Before him are Wallis Simpson (1896), Caitlyn Jenner (1949), Phineas Gage (1823), Robert Wadlow (1918), Anna Nicole Smith (1967), and Jon Brower Minnoch (1941). After him are Monica Lewinsky (1973), Black Dahlia (1924), Kim Kardashian (1980), Myrtle Corbin (1868), Margaret Brown (1867), and Peggy Guggenheim (1898).