Charles Daniels

1885 - 1973

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Charles Meldrum Daniels (March 24, 1885 – August 9, 1973) was an American competition swimmer, eight-time Olympic medalist, and world record-holder in two freestyle swimming events. Daniels was an innovator of the front crawl swimming style, inventing the "American crawl".Daniels began his swimming career with the New York Athletic Club in 1903. At the 1904 Olympics in St. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles Daniels has received more than 8,819 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Charles Daniels is the 17th most popular swimmer (up from 42nd in 2019), the 5,663rd most popular biography from United States (up from 6,204th in 2019) and the 8th most popular American Swimmer.

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Among swimmers, Charles Daniels ranks 17 out of 392Before him are Roland Matthes, Rie Mastenbroek, Ethelda Bleibtrey, Erich Rademacher, Kornelia Ender, and Ian Thorpe. After him are Marie Braun, Yoshiyuki Tsuruta, Galina Prozumenshchikova, Alexander Popov, Greta Andersen, and George Hodgson.

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Among people born in 1885, Charles Daniels ranks 152Before him are Richmond K. Turner, Harry Benjamin, Sophia Parnok, Percy Hobart, Alexander Tairov, and Jaafar Al-Askari. After him are Johannes de Jong, Romà Forns, Fritz von Unruh, Emil Väre, Eduard Künneke, and Pierre Dupong. Among people deceased in 1973, Charles Daniels ranks 166Before him are David Murray, Carlos Schneeberger, Yves Giraud-Cabantous, Vera Panova, Raymond Schwartz, and İbrahim Kaypakkaya. After him are Arthur Freed, Elizabeth Bowen, Gram Parsons, Lon Chaney Jr., Alexander Gorbatov, and Alexander Rou.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Charles Daniels ranks 5,663 out of 15,968Before him are Talisa Soto (1967), Lee Meriwether (1935), Lester Bowie (1941), Janice Dickinson (1955), Alex Katz (1927), and Shirley Verrett (1931). After him are John Slattery (1962), William Porter (1926), Cliff Martinez (1954), Craig Mello (1960), Michael Dell (1965), and Norman Vincent Peale (1898).

Among SWIMMERS In United States

Among swimmers born in United States, Charles Daniels ranks 8Before him are Duke Kahanamoku (1890), Michael Phelps (1985), Gertrude Ederle (1905), Don Schollander (1946), Ann Curtis (1926), and Ethelda Bleibtrey (1902). After him are George Kojac (1910), Clarke Scholes (1930), Helene Madison (1913), Matt Biondi (1965), Bill Smith (1924), and Aileen Riggin (1906).