Francis James Child

1825 - 1896

Francis James Child

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 97,719 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 12,890th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Francis James Child ranks 12,772 out of 14,801Before him are Álvaro Noboa, Vitaly Mutko, John Ballance, Pablo Iglesias Turrión, Dmitry Rogozin, and Richard Rush. After him are Soraya Sáenz de Santamaría, Sanjaagiin Bayar, Samprati, Pamba, Erwin Huber, and Vyacheslav Bykov.

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Among people born in 1825, Francis James Child ranks 57Before him are Johann Friedrich Julius Schmidt, George Pickett, John Lawrence LeConte, A. P. Hill, George Inness, and Federico Errázuriz Zañartu. After him is James Skivring Smith. Among people deceased in 1896, Francis James Child ranks 61Before him are Hugo Gyldén, Alexey Bogolyubov, Ferdinand von Mueller, Christian Emil Krag-Juel-Vind-Frijs, George Washington Gale Ferris Jr., and Vera Yevstafievna Popova. After him is Coventry Patmore.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Francis James Child ranks 7,404 out of 12,171Before him are Matt Lanter (1983), Brian Helgeland (1961), Lamar Odom (1979), Lisa Marie (1968), Richard Rush (1780), and Desmond Harrington (1976). After him are Lindsay Crouse (1948), Marissa Mayer (1975), T. J. Thyne (1975), Edith Clarke (1883), Mark Coleman (1964), and Ann Coulter (1961).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, Francis James Child ranks 498Before him are Irene Sharaff (1910), Jesse Helms (1921), Terry Branstad (1946), Jim Ross (1952), Jonathan Dayton (1760), and Richard Rush (1780). After him are Alfred Francis Russell (1817), Roland Burris (1937), Daniel Patrick Moynihan (1927), James M. Cox (1870), Abraham Baldwin (1754), and Jill Biden (1951).