Jack Dempsey

1895 - 1983

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William Harrison "Jack" Dempsey (June 24, 1895 – May 31, 1983), nicknamed Kid Blackie and The Manassa Mauler, was an American professional boxer who competed from 1914 to 1927, and reigned as the world heavyweight champion from 1919 to 1926. A cultural icon of the 1920s, Dempsey's aggressive fighting style and exceptional punching power made him one of the most popular boxers in history. Many of his fights set financial and attendance records, including the first million-dollar gate. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jack Dempsey has received more than 4,837,603 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia. Jack Dempsey is the 14th most popular boxer (down from 12th in 2019), the 1,401st most popular biography from United States (up from 1,516th in 2019) and the 12th most popular American Boxer.

Jack Dempsey is most famous for being a heavyweight boxing champion.

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    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Over the past year Jack Dempsey has had the most page views in the with 607,426 views, followed by Spanish (32,430), and Russian (32,155). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Belarusian (91.35%), Simple English (82.30%), and Malagasy (73.04%)


Among boxers, Jack Dempsey ranks 14 out of 496Before him are Floyd Mayweather Jr., Max Schmeling, Jake LaMotta, Sonny Liston, Carlos Monzón, and Evander Holyfield. After him are Primo Carnera, Roberto Durán, Larry Holmes, Teófilo Stevenson, Rubin Carter, and László Papp.

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Among people born in 1895, Jack Dempsey ranks 75Before him are Robert Graves, Jean Giono, Ferdinand Čatloš, Wilhelm Gustloff, Prince Pierre, Duke of Valentinois, and Vinoba Bhave. After him are Walter Dornberger, Lin Yutang, Kiril, Prince of Preslav, Paul Muni, Shote Galica, and Kurt Schumacher. Among people deceased in 1983, Jack Dempsey ranks 39Before him are Osvaldo Dorticós Torrado, Benigno Aquino Jr., Georges Auric, George Balanchine, Mercè Rodoreda, and Alberto Ginastera. After him are Rodolfo Gucci, Pridi Banomyong, Joan Robinson, Dolores del Río, Vladimir Gelfand, and Georges Bidault.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Jack Dempsey ranks 1,401 out of 20,380Before him are Dirk Benedict (1945), Don Cherry (1936), Josiah Warren (1798), Alfred G. Gilman (1941), William Lipscomb (1919), and Solomon Northup (1808). After him are Robert A. Dahl (1915), Sarah Knauss (1880), Peter Weller (1947), Martha Nussbaum (1947), G. Stanley Hall (1846), and Alan Bean (1932).

Among BOXERS In United States

Among boxers born in United States, Jack Dempsey ranks 12Before him are Sugar Ray Robinson (1921), Joe Louis (1914), Floyd Mayweather Jr. (1977), Jake LaMotta (1922), Sonny Liston (1932), and Evander Holyfield (1962). After him are Larry Holmes (1949), Rubin Carter (1937), Floyd Patterson (1935), Ken Norton (1943), James J. Braddock (1905), and Jack Johnson (1878).