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. His historical romances depicting colonist and Indigenous characters from the 17th to the 19th centuries created a unique form of American literature. He lived much of his boyhood and the last fifteen years of life in Cooperstown, New York, which was founded by his father William Cooper on property that he owned. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of James Fenimore Cooper has received more than 1,466,639 page views. His biography is available in 58 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 57 in 2019). James Fenimore Cooper is the 339th most popular writer (up from 378th in 2019), the 309th most popular biography from United States (up from 321st in 2019) and the 32nd most popular American Writer.

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

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Among writers, James Fenimore Cooper ranks 339 out of 5,794Before him are Aulus Cornelius Celsus, Lorenzo Valla, Erich von Däniken, Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Constantine P. Cavafy, and Arthur Schnitzler. After him are Claude Simon, Jo Nesbø, Raymond Chandler, Graham Greene, Napoleon Hill, and Margaret Atwood.

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Among people born in 1789, James Fenimore Cooper ranks 3Before him are Georg Ohm and Augustin-Louis Cauchy. After him are Ibrahim Pasha of Egypt, Friedrich List, María Isabella of Spain, Horace Vernet, Johann Friedrich Overbeck, Stéphanie de Beauharnais, Heinrich Schwabe, Abbas Mirza, and Princess Charlotte of Denmark. Among people deceased in 1851, James Fenimore Cooper ranks 6Before him are Hans Christian Ørsted, Mary Shelley, Louis Daguerre, J. M. W. Turner, and Marie Thérèse of France. After him are Karl Drais, Jean-de-Dieu Soult, Carl Gustav Jacob Jacobi, Princess Augusta of Bavaria, Manuel Godoy, and Ernest Augustus, King of Hanover.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, James Fenimore Cooper ranks 309 out of 15,968Before him are Ella Fitzgerald (1917), Sandra Bullock (1964), Eminem (1972), William Jennings Bryan (1860), Geraldine Chaplin (1944), and Roy Lichtenstein (1923). After him are Nick Nolte (1941), William Howard Taft (1857), Bruce Springsteen (1949), Kevin Costner (1955), Brian Wilson (1942), and Raymond Chandler (1888).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, James Fenimore Cooper ranks 32Before him are O. Henry (1862), Arthur Miller (1915), Jack Kerouac (1922), Ezra Pound (1885), Truman Capote (1924), and Margaret Mitchell (1900). After him are Raymond Chandler (1888), Napoleon Hill (1883), Henry James (1843), Dan Brown (1964), Paul Auster (1947), and Richard Bach (1936).