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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 colonist and Indigenous characters from the 17th to the 19th centuries brought him fame and fortune. 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. Cooper became a member of the Episcopal Church shortly before his death and contributed generously to it. He attended Yale University for three years, where he was a member of the Linonian Society.After a stint on a commercial voyage, Cooper served in the U.S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of James Fenimore Cooper has received more than 1,559,285 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 58 in 2019). James Fenimore Cooper is the 350th most popular writer (down from 339th in 2019), the 336th most popular biography from United States (down from 309th in 2019) and the 36th 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 350 out of 5,755Before him are O. Henry, Jorge Amado, Wilhelm Grimm, Johannes V. Jensen, Aulus Cornelius Celsus, and Paul Éluard. After him are Truman Capote, John Keats, Max Brod, Nâzım Hikmet, Jacques Prévert, and Ahmad Yasawi.

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

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Among people born in United States, James Fenimore Cooper ranks 336 out of 18,182Before him are Michael Porter (1947), Man Ray (1890), Herman Hollerith (1860), Sandra Bullock (1964), John Bardeen (1908), and Bill Murray (1950). After him are Truman Capote (1924), Joseph Stiglitz (1943), Margaret Mead (1901), Ella Fitzgerald (1917), Dick Cheney (1941), and Jack Ruby (1911).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, James Fenimore Cooper ranks 36Before him are Ezra Pound (1885), Arthur Miller (1915), Louise Glück (1943), Napoleon Hill (1883), Philip Roth (1933), and O. Henry (1862). After him are Truman Capote (1924), Susan Sontag (1933), Henry James (1843), Dan Brown (1964), Sylvia Plath (1932), and Paul Auster (1947).