Buffalo Bill

1846 - 1917

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William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody (February 26, 1846 – January 10, 1917) was an American soldier, bison hunter, and showman. He was born in Le Claire, Iowa Territory (now the U.S. state of Iowa), but he lived for several years in his father's hometown in modern-day Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, before the family returned to the Midwest and settled in the Kansas Territory. Buffalo Bill started working at the age of eleven, after his father's death, and became a rider for the Pony Express at age 15. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Buffalo Bill has received more than 4,064,623 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Buffalo Bill is the 8th most popular celebrity (up from 9th in 2019), the 250th most popular biography from United States (up from 300th in 2019) and the 4th 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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Among celebrities, Buffalo Bill ranks 8 out of 184Before him are Ötzi, Phineas Gage, Jeanne Calment, Kaspar Hauser, Robert Wadlow, and Lisa del Giocondo. After him are Lina Medina, Joseph Merrick, Simonetta Vespucci, Black Dahlia, Millvina Dean, and Anna Anderson.

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Among people born in 1846, Buffalo Bill ranks 6Before him are Peter Carl Fabergé, George Westinghouse, Rudolf Christoph Eucken, Henryk Sienkiewicz, and Princess Helena of the United Kingdom. After him are Wilhelm Maybach, Comte de Lautréamont, Edmondo De Amicis, Wladimir Köppen, Elisabeth Förster-Nietzsche, and Émile Gallé. Among people deceased in 1917, Buffalo Bill ranks 8Before him are Auguste Rodin, Edgar Degas, Mata Hari, Octave Mirbeau, L. L. Zamenhof, and Ferdinand von Zeppelin. After him are Eduard Buchner, Edward Burnett Tylor, Adolf von Baeyer, Franz Brentano, Emil von Behring, and John William Waterhouse.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Buffalo Bill ranks 250 out of 15,968Before him are Leonard Bernstein (1918), Josephine Baker (1906), Lee Van Cleef (1925), J. Robert Oppenheimer (1904), Nina Simone (1933), and Dick Cheney (1941). After him are Shirley MacLaine (1934), Joseph Smith (1805), Oliver Hardy (1892), O. Henry (1862), Arthur Miller (1915), and Burt Lancaster (1913).

Among CELEBRITIES In United States

Among celebrities born in United States, Buffalo Bill ranks 4Before him are Wallis Simpson (1896), Phineas Gage (1823), and Robert Wadlow (1918). After him are Black Dahlia (1924), Monica Lewinsky (1973), Margaret Brown (1867), Rodney King (1965), Kim Kardashian (1980), Don King (1931), Peggy Guggenheim (1898), and Rosemary Kennedy (1918).