Francis James Child

1825 - 1896

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Francis James Child (February 1, 1825 – September 11, 1896) was an American scholar, educator, and folklorist, best known today for his collection of English and Scottish ballads now known as the Child Ballads. Child was Boylston professor of rhetoric and oratory at Harvard University, where he produced influential editions of English poetry. In 1876 he was named Harvard's first Professor of English, a position which allowed him to focus on academic research. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Francis James Child has received more than 112,515 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Francis James Child is the 13,894th most popular politician (down from 12,743rd in 2019), the 9,177th most popular biography from United States (down from 7,396th in 2019) and the 603rd most popular American Politician.

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Among politicians, Francis James Child ranks 13,894 out of 15,710Before him are Patrick M. Shanahan, Neil Kinnock, Arta Dade, Anne-Marie Lizin, Solvita Āboltiņa, and Ruth First. After him are Joseph Plunkett, Dietrich Stobbe, Edward Akufo-Addo, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rab Butler, and Zoran Živković.

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Among people born in 1825, Francis James Child ranks 69Before him are Federico Errázuriz Zañartu, George Inness, R. M. Ballantyne, A. P. Hill, John Lawrence LeConte, and Benjamin Mountfort. After him are Henry Heth, R. D. Blackmore, James Skivring Smith, Frances Harper, and Newton Booth. Among people deceased in 1896, Francis James Child ranks 68Before him are Carl Humann, Aleksey Lobanov-Rostovsky, Christian Emil Krag-Juel-Vind-Frijs, Jane Wilde, George Washington Gale Ferris Jr., and Vera Yevstafievna Popova. After him are Thomas Hughes and Coventry Patmore.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Francis James Child ranks 9,177 out of 15,968Before him are Anne Jeffreys (1923), June Christy (1925), Robert F. Overmyer (1936), Tom Seaver (1944), Chad Lowe (1968), and Virginia Davis (1918). After him are Jesse Metcalfe (1978), RZA (1969), Alice Terry (1900), Adam Schlesinger (1967), Arnold Orville Beckman (1900), and Terry Southern (1924).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, Francis James Child ranks 603Before him are Payne Stewart (1957), Elliot Richardson (1920), Eric Holder (1951), Philip Schuyler (1733), Peyton Randolph (1721), and Patrick M. Shanahan (1962). After him are Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (1989), Michael D. Griffin (1949), Nathaniel P. Banks (1816), Tipper Gore (1948), Fred M. Vinson (1890), and Greg Abbott (1957).