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 404,383 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Charles Dow is the 22nd most popular journalist (up from 30th in 2019), the 1,986th most popular biography from United States (up from 2,626th in 2019) and the 6th most popular American Journalist.

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Among journalists, Charles Dow ranks 22 out of 129Before him are Jean-Marie Balestre, Walker Evans, Alexander Berkman, David Seymour, Jeremy Clarkson, and Endre Ady. After him are W. Eugene Smith, Alfred Eisenstaedt, Victor Noir, Aenne Burda, Steve McCurry, and Eddie Adams.

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Among people born in 1851, Charles Dow ranks 23Before him are Friedrich von Wieser, Doc Holliday, Knut Wicksell, Isabella, Princess of Asturias, Asa Griggs Candler, and Torakusu Yamaha. After him are Alexander, Prince of Orange, Guillaume Bigourdan, Charles Dupuy, Jacques-Arsène d'Arsonval, Princess Maria Antonietta of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, and George Francis FitzGerald. Among people deceased in 1902, Charles Dow ranks 17Before him are Francis, Duke of Cádiz, Ion Ivanovici, Albert of Saxony, Victor D'Hondt, John Dalberg-Acton, 1st Baron Acton, and Archduchess Margarete Sophie of Austria. After him are Jacint Verdaguer, Masaoka Shiki, Albert Bierstadt, Henryk Siemiradzki, Friedrich Alfred Krupp, and Moritz Kaposi.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Charles Dow ranks 1,986 out of 15,968Before him are Holly Hunter (1958), Jerry Fodor (1935), Michael Rockefeller (1938), Karen Uhlenbeck (1942), King Vidor (1894), and David Gross (1941). After him are Wayne Shorter (1933), Frank Jack Fletcher (1885), John Barrymore (1882), Ving Rhames (1959), Larry Tesler (1945), and Elizabeth Bishop (1911).

Among JOURNALISTS In United States

Among journalists born in United States, Charles Dow ranks 6Before him are Dorothea Lange (1895), John Reed (1887), Anna Politkovskaya (1958), Lee Miller (1907), and Walker Evans (1903). After him are W. Eugene Smith (1918), Steve McCurry (1950), Eddie Adams (1933), Joe Rosenthal (1911), Edgar Snow (1905), and Margaret Bourke-White (1904).