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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. 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 4,829,367 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Buffalo Bill is the 9th most popular celebrity (down from 8th in 2019), the 316th most popular biography from United States (down from 250th 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 9 out of 181Before him are Jeanne Calment, Phineas Gage, Lisa del Giocondo, Kaspar Hauser, Robert Wadlow, and Simonetta Vespucci. After him are Lina Medina, Black Dahlia, Empress Michiko, Jon Brower Minnoch, Millvina Dean, and Joseph Merrick.

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Among people born in 1846, Buffalo Bill ranks 6Before him are Peter Carl Fabergé, Henryk Sienkiewicz, Rudolf Christoph Eucken, Princess Helena of the United Kingdom, and George Westinghouse. After him are Edmondo De Amicis, Comte de Lautréamont, Wilhelm Maybach, Wladimir Köppen, Prince Leopold of Bavaria, and Gaston Maspero. Among people deceased in 1917, Buffalo Bill ranks 12Before him are L. L. Zamenhof, Ferdinand von Zeppelin, Eduard Buchner, Adolf von Baeyer, Edward Burnett Tylor, and Emil von Behring. After him are Emil Theodor Kocher, John William Waterhouse, Franz Brentano, Scott Joplin, Dragutin Dimitrijević, and Ludwig Minkus.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Buffalo Bill ranks 316 out of 18,182Before him are Louise Glück (1943), Emily Greene Balch (1867), Susan Sarandon (1946), Napoleon Hill (1883), John Stith Pemberton (1831), and Philip Roth (1933). After him are George S. Patton (1885), William Henry Harrison (1773), Jerry Brown (1938), Natalie Wood (1938), Barbara McClintock (1902), and James Buchanan (1791).

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), Jon Brower Minnoch (1941), Monica Lewinsky (1973), Margaret Brown (1867), Sarah Knauss (1880), Peggy Guggenheim (1898), Don King (1931), and Rodney King (1965).