James Fenimore Cooper

1789 - 1851

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James Fenimore Cooper (September 15, 1789 – September 14, 1851) was an American writer of the first half of the 19th century, whose historical romances depicting colonial and indigenous characters from the 17th to the 19th centuries brought him fame and fortune. He lived much of his boyhood and his last fifteen years in Cooperstown, New York, which was founded by his father William Cooper on property that he owned. Cooper became a member of the Episcopal Church shortly before his death and contributed generously to it. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of James Fenimore Cooper has received more than 1,860,651 page views. His biography is available in 63 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 60 in 2019). James Fenimore Cooper is the 358th most popular writer (down from 348th in 2019), the 340th most popular biography from United States (down from 336th in 2019) and the 30th most popular American Writer.

James Fenimore Cooper is most famous for his book, The Last of the Mohicans.

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Notable Works

The pioneers
Bumppo, Natty (Fictitious character)
The spy
The pilot
The Last of the Mohicans
The prairie
The Pathfinder
Bumppo, Natty (Fictitious character)

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Over the past year James Fenimore Cooper has had the most page views in the with 208,339 views, followed by Russian (87,175), and German (36,636). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Javanese (122.01%), Saterland Frisian (94.59%), and Latin (57.56%)


Among writers, James Fenimore Cooper ranks 358 out of 7,302Before him are Louise Glück, Yunus Emre, Ahmad Yasawi, Herta Müller, Mikhail Lermontov, and Simonides of Ceos. After him are Jorge Amado, Margaret Mitchell, Christine de Pizan, Ian Fleming, Mahmoud Darwish, and Mario Puzo.

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Among people born in 1789, James Fenimore Cooper ranks 4Before him are Georg Ohm, Augustin-Louis Cauchy, and Ibrahim Pasha of Egypt. After him are Friedrich List, Stéphanie de Beauharnais, María Isabella of Spain, Horace Vernet, Johann Friedrich Overbeck, Abbas Mirza, Heinrich Schwabe, and Princess Charlotte of Denmark. Among people deceased in 1851, James Fenimore Cooper ranks 6Before him are Hans Christian Ørsted, Marie Thérèse of France, J. M. W. Turner, Mary Shelley, and Louis Daguerre. After him are Karl Drais, Jean-de-Dieu Soult, Petar II Petrović-Njegoš, Carl Gustav Jacob Jacobi, Princess Augusta of Bavaria, and Ernest Augustus, King of Hanover.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, James Fenimore Cooper ranks 340 out of 20,380Before him are Henry Clay (1777), Shaquille O'Neal (1972), William Henry Harrison (1773), Christopher Walken (1943), Jared Leto (1971), and John Stith Pemberton (1831). After him are Margaret Mitchell (1900), Geraldine Chaplin (1944), Mario Puzo (1920), Sharon Stone (1958), Gertrude B. Elion (1918), and Calvin Klein (1942).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, James Fenimore Cooper ranks 30Before him are Gertrude Stein (1874), Coen brothers (null), David Woodard (1964), Henry Miller (1891), Ezra Pound (1885), and Louise Glück (1943). After him are Margaret Mitchell (1900), Mario Puzo (1920), Paul Auster (1947), O. Henry (1862), Raymond Chandler (1888), and Henry James (1843).