Charles Dow

1851 - 1902

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Charles Henry Dow (; November 6, 1851 – December 4, 1902) was an American journalist who co-founded Dow Jones & Company with Edward Jones and Charles Bergstresser. Dow also co-founded The Wall Street Journal, which has become one of the most respected financial publications in the world. He also invented the Dow Jones Industrial Average as part of his research into market movements. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles Dow has received more than 523,392 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Charles Dow is the 28th most popular journalist (up from 29th in 2019), the 2,287th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,214th in 2019) and the 8th most popular American Journalist.

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Over the past year Charles Dow has had the most page views in the with 58,691 views, followed by Russian (6,546), and Spanish (5,366). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Manx (116.34%), Finnish (107.25%), and Egyptian Arabic (47.19%)


Among journalists, Charles Dow ranks 28 out of 196Before him are Jeremy Clarkson, Tucker Carlson, Jean-Marie Balestre, Edgar Snow, Marcelo H. del Pilar, and W. T. Stead. After him are Diana Nyad, Steve McCurry, Walker Evans, Christopher Hitchens, Kevin Carter, and Marcel Bezençon.

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Among people born in 1851, Charles Dow ranks 33Before him are George Francis FitzGerald, Guillaume Bigourdan, Emilia Pardo Bazán, Theodor Lipps, Edward Walter Maunder, and Doc Holliday. After him are Princess Maria Antonietta of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Angelo Moriondo, Stephan Burián von Rajecz, Jacobus Kapteyn, Jonas Basanavičius, and Franz von Liszt. Among people deceased in 1902, Charles Dow ranks 22Before him are Victor D'Hondt, Archduchess Margarete Sophie of Austria, John Dalberg-Acton, 1st Baron Acton, Albert Bierstadt, Frederick Abel, and Masaoka Shiki. After him are Friedrich Alfred Krupp, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Adolf Kussmaul, Jan Gotlib Bloch, Imre Steindl, and Prudente de Morais.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Charles Dow ranks 2,287 out of 20,380Before him are Dinah Washington (1924), Marg Helgenberger (1958), John Mauchly (1907), Agnes Smedley (1892), Lorraine Bracco (1954), and Pat Hingle (1924). After him are Matt Dillon (1964), Frederik Pohl (1919), William E. Moerner (1953), Richard Axel (1946), Paul P. Harris (1868), and Stella Adler (1901).

Among JOURNALISTS In United States

Among journalists born in United States, Charles Dow ranks 8Before him are Dorothea Lange (1895), John Reed (1887), W. Eugene Smith (1918), Lee Miller (1907), Tucker Carlson (1969), and Edgar Snow (1905). After him are Diana Nyad (1949), Steve McCurry (1950), Walker Evans (1903), Margaret Bourke-White (1904), Joe Rosenthal (1911), and Eddie Adams (1933).