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Jesse James

1847 - 1882

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Jesse Woodson James (September 5, 1847 – April 3, 1882) was an American outlaw, bank and train robber, guerrilla and leader of the James–Younger Gang. Raised in the "Little Dixie" area of Western Missouri, James and his family maintained strong Southern sympathies. He and his brother Frank James joined pro-Confederate guerrillas known as "bushwhackers" operating in Missouri and Kansas during the American Civil War. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jesse James has received more than 9,290,522 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 50 in 2019). Jesse James is the 6th most popular mafioso, the 273rd most popular biography from United States (down from 257th in 2019) and the 4th most popular American Mafioso.

Jesse James was a notorious outlaw in the American west. He was born in Missouri in 1847 and died in 1882. He was most famous for robbing trains, banks, and stagecoaches.

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Among mafiosos, Jesse James ranks 6 out of 52Before him are Pablo Escobar, Al Capone, Billy the Kid, Lucky Luciano, and John Dillinger. After him are Salvatore Riina, Jack Ruby, Frank Abagnale, Bernie Madoff, Jeffrey Epstein, and Meyer Lansky.

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Among people born in 1847, Jesse James ranks 7Before him are Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell, Paul von Hindenburg, Bram Stoker, Maria Feodorovna, and Otto Wallach. After him are Auguste Escoffier, Joseph Pulitzer, Duchess Sophie Charlotte in Bavaria, Georges Sorel, Annie Besant, and Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich of Russia. Among people deceased in 1882, Jesse James ranks 5Before him are Charles Darwin, Giuseppe Garibaldi, Friedrich Wöhler, and Ralph Waldo Emerson. After him are Arthur de Gobineau, Theodor Schwann, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Bruno Bauer, Louis Blanc, Francesco Hayez, and William Stanley Jevons.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Jesse James ranks 273 out of 18,182Before him are John Quincy Adams (1767), Claude Shannon (1916), Robert Andrews Millikan (1868), Rachel Carson (1907), Benjamin Harrison (1833), and Robert Fulton (1765). After him are Irvin D. Yalom (1931), P. T. Barnum (1810), Joe Pesci (1943), Andrew Johnson (1808), George Marshall (1880), and Leonardo DiCaprio (1974).

Among MAFIOSOS In United States

Among mafiosos born in United States, Jesse James ranks 4Before him are Al Capone (1899), Billy the Kid (1859), and John Dillinger (1903). After him are Jack Ruby (1911), Frank Abagnale (1948), Bernie Madoff (1938), Jeffrey Epstein (1953), Wyatt Earp (1848), Mark David Chapman (1955), John Gotti (1940), and Richard Kuklinski (1935).