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Calamity Jane

1852 - 1903

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Martha Jane Cannary (May 1, 1852 – August 1, 1903), better known as Calamity Jane, was an American frontierswoman, sharpshooter, and storyteller. In addition to many exploits she was known for being an acquaintance of Wild Bill Hickok. Late in her life, she appeared in Buffalo Bill's Wild West show and at the 1901 Pan-American Exposition. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Calamity Jane has received more than 5,594,652 page views. Her biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Calamity Jane is the 75th most popular explorer (up from 83rd in 2019), the 948th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,070th in 2019) and the 4th most popular American Explorer.

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Among explorers, Calamity Jane ranks 75 out of 405Before her are Diego Velázquez de Cuéllar, Alonso de Ojeda, Vicente Yáñez Pinzón, Davy Crockett, Willem Janszoon, and Jules Dumont d'Urville. After her are Álvaro de Mendaña de Neira, Ferdinand von Wrangel, Richard E. Byrd, Benjamin of Tudela, Ármin Vámbéry, and Stepan Makarov.

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Among people born in 1852, Calamity Jane ranks 19Before her are Charles Taze Russell, William IV, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, Alice Liddell, Franz Conrad von Hötzendorf, Paul Henri Balluet d'Estournelles de Constant, and Ferdinand von Lindemann. After her are Julius Richard Petri, Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza, Tewfik Pasha, Constantin Fehrenbach, H. H. Asquith, and Paul Bourget. Among people deceased in 1903, Calamity Jane ranks 14Before her are Sir George Stokes, 1st Baronet, Alexander I of Serbia, Josiah Willard Gibbs, Otto Weininger, Hugo Wolf, and Gotse Delchev. After her are Archduchess Elisabeth Franziska of Austria, James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Gemma Galgani, Vasily Dokuchaev, Draga Mašin, and Camillo Sitte.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Calamity Jane ranks 948 out of 18,182Before her are Pat Garrett (1850), Alfred Hershey (1908), Stan Getz (1927), Laura Bush (1946), C. Wright Mills (1916), and E. O. Wilson (1929). After her are Ali MacGraw (1939), Rick Rubin (1963), Timothy Leary (1920), Don Cherry (1936), Dr. Dre (1965), and John Sherman (1823).

Among EXPLORERS In United States

Among explorers born in United States, Calamity Jane ranks 4Before her are Hugh Glass (1783), Michael Rockefeller (1938), and Davy Crockett (1786). After her are Richard E. Byrd (1888), Frederick Cook (1865), Sacagawea (1780), Jim Bridger (1804), Lincoln Ellsworth (1880), Don Walsh (1931), Jimmie Angel (1899), and George W. De Long (1844).