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 7,864,195 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). Jesse James is the 6th most popular mafioso (down from 4th in 2019), the 257th most popular biography from United States (down from 219th in 2019) and the 3rd 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 54Before him are Pablo Escobar, Al Capone, Billy the Kid, Salvatore Riina, and Lucky Luciano. After him are Jack Ruby, Bernie Madoff, Frank Abagnale, John Dillinger, Jeffrey Epstein, and Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán.

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Among people born in 1847, Jesse James ranks 5Before him are Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell, Paul von Hindenburg, and Bram Stoker. After him are Maria Feodorovna, Auguste Escoffier, Otto Wallach, Joseph Pulitzer, Duchess Sophie Charlotte in Bavaria, Ferdinand Walsin Esterhazy, and Georges Sorel. 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, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Bruno Bauer, Theodor Schwann, Louis Blanc, William Stanley Jevons, and Francesco Hayez.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Jesse James ranks 257 out of 15,968Before him are Shirley MacLaine (1934), Joseph Smith (1805), Oliver Hardy (1892), O. Henry (1862), Arthur Miller (1915), and Burt Lancaster (1913). After him are Rita Hayworth (1918), Jerry Brown (1938), Colonel Sanders (1890), Jack Kerouac (1922), J. Edgar Hoover (1895), and Charles Francis Richter (1900).

Among MAFIOSOS In United States

Among mafiosos born in United States, Jesse James ranks 3Before him are Al Capone (1899) and Billy the Kid (1859). After him are Jack Ruby (1911), Bernie Madoff (1938), Frank Abagnale (1948), John Dillinger (1903), Jeffrey Epstein (1953), Wyatt Earp (1848), Julius and Ethel Rosenberg (1918), John Gotti (1940), and Mark David Chapman (1955).