Jack Johnson

1878 - 1946

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John Arthur Johnson (March 31, 1878 – June 10, 1946), nicknamed the "Galveston Giant", was an American boxer who, at the height of the Jim Crow era, became the first African-American world heavyweight boxing champion (1908–1915). Widely regarded as one of the most influential boxers of all time, his 1910 fight against James J. Jeffries was dubbed the "fight of the century". According to filmmaker Ken Burns, "for more than thirteen years, Jack Johnson was the most famous and the most notorious African-American on Earth". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jack Johnson has received more than 210,856 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Jack Johnson is the 30th most popular boxer (down from 26th in 2019), the 2,785th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,130th in 2019) and the 19th most popular Boxer.

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Among boxers, Jack Johnson ranks 30 out of 326Before him are Ken Norton, Rubin Carter, Trevor Berbick, Nino Benvenuti, Sugar Ray Leonard, and Lennox Lewis. After him are John L. Sullivan, Manny Pacquiao, Archie Moore, Mate Parlov, Max Baer, and Wladimir Klitschko.

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Among people born in 1878, Jack Johnson ranks 71Before him are Manuel L. Quezon, Alfréd Hajós, Anton Hansen Tammsaare, Duchess Marie Gabrielle in Bavaria, Carl Sandburg, and Erich Mühsam. After him are Ernest King, Felix Bernstein, Ulrich Graf, Jorge Ubico, Myer Prinstein, and Edward Kasner. Among people deceased in 1946, Jack Johnson ranks 83Before him are Wilhelm Souchon, Claus Schilling, Madan Mohan Malaviya, Hermann von Keyserling, Henry Morgenthau Sr., and Joseph Stilwell. After him are Chen Gongbo, Gerda Steinhoff, Konstantin Rodzaevsky, Max Pauly, Othenio Abel, and Jorge Ubico.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Jack Johnson ranks 2,785 out of 18,182Before him are Heather Locklear (1961), Samuel Pierpont Langley (1834), Susan Wojcicki (1968), Clair Cameron Patterson (1922), Machine Gun Kelly (1990), and Philo Farnsworth (1906). After him are Dan Quayle (1947), Darlene Hard (1936), Gerry Mulligan (1927), Fiorello H. La Guardia (1882), Ernest Guiraud (1837), and Alfre Woodard (1952).

Among BOXERS In United States

Among boxers born in United States, Jack Johnson ranks 19Before him are James J. Braddock (1905), Floyd Patterson (1935), Larry Holmes (1949), Ken Norton (1943), Rubin Carter (1937), and Sugar Ray Leonard (1956). After him are John L. Sullivan (1858), Archie Moore (1916), Max Baer (1909), Leon Spinks (1953), Henry Armstrong (1912), and Roy Jones Jr. (1969).