Johnny Appleseed

1774 - 1845

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John Chapman (September 26, 1774 – March 18, 1845), better known as Johnny Appleseed, was an American pioneer nurseryman who introduced apple trees to large parts of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Ontario, as well as the northern counties of present-day West Virginia. He became an American legend while still alive, due to his kind, generous ways, his leadership in conservation, and the symbolic importance he attributed to apples. He was also a missionary for The New Church (Swedenborgian) and the inspiration for many museums and historical sites such as the Johnny Appleseed Museum in Urbana, Ohio. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Johnny Appleseed has received more than 2,895,871 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Johnny Appleseed is the 81st most popular celebrity (down from 62nd in 2019), the 4,170th most popular biography from United States (down from 3,244th in 2019) and the 34th most popular American Celebrity.

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Among celebrities, Johnny Appleseed ranks 81 out of 184Before him are Sally Hemings, William Masters, Lindow Man, Virginia Dare, Hana Brady, and Denise Perrier. After him are Natascha Kampusch, Miriam Stevenson, Genie, Jane Morris, Apasra Hongsakula, and Afghan Girl.

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Among people born in 1774, Johnny Appleseed ranks 26Before him are Karl Mollweide, Meriwether Lewis, Francis Baily, Lord William Bentinck, Daniel D. Tompkins, and Marie-Denise Villers. After him are W. J. Coffee, André Marie Constant Duméril, Christoph Ernst Friedrich Weyse, Edward Charles Howard, Johann Jakob Bernhardi, and Luis Eduardo Pérez. Among people deceased in 1845, Johnny Appleseed ranks 24Before him are Henrik Steffens, Nikoloz Baratashvili, Jónas Hallgrímsson, George II, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont, Rafael Urdaneta, and Christian Frederik Hansen. After him are Nils Gabriel Sefström, Wazir Akbar Khan, Antoine Risso, Elizabeth Fry, Francisco Manuel Blanco, and Thomas Hood.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Johnny Appleseed ranks 4,170 out of 15,968Before him are David Butler (1894), Robert W. Floyd (1936), Anne Shirley (1918), Dom DeLuise (1933), Hank Jones (1918), and Danai Gurira (1978). After him are Rockmond Dunbar (1974), Arthur Melvin Okun (1928), Jackie Wilson (1934), Paul Thomas Anderson (1970), Marc Lawrence (1910), and John Marley (1907).

Among CELEBRITIES In United States

Among celebrities born in United States, Johnny Appleseed ranks 34Before him are Barbara Hutton (1912), Evelyn McHale (1923), Ethel Kennedy (1928), Sally Hemings (1773), William Masters (1915), and Virginia Dare (1587). After him are Miriam Stevenson (1933), Genie (1957), Henry Dreyfuss (1904), Carol Morris (1936), Rob Kardashian (1987), and Florenz Ziegfeld Jr. (1867).