Joseph Merrick

1862 - 1890

Joseph Merrick

Joseph Carey Merrick (5 August 1862 – 11 April 1890), often erroneously called John Merrick, was an English man known for having severe deformities. He was first exhibited at a freak show as the "Elephant Man", and then went to live at the London Hospital after he met Frederick Treves, subsequently becoming well known in London society. Merrick was born in Leicester and began to develop abnormally during the first few years of his life. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joseph Merrick has received more than 4,940,402 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 11th most popular celebrity.

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Among celebrities, Joseph Merrick ranks 11 out of 140Before him are Kaspar Hauser, Lisa del Giocondo, Robert Wadlow, Lina Medina, Buffalo Bill, and Empress Michiko. After him are Simonetta Vespucci, Margaret Brown, Anna Anderson, Millvina Dean, Black Dahlia, and Monica Lewinsky.

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Among people born in 1862, Joseph Merrick ranks 11Before him are Philipp Lenard, William Henry Bragg, Gerhart Hauptmann, Arthur Schnitzler, Aristide Briand, and O. Henry. After him are Pyotr Stolypin, Allvar Gullstrand, Niko Pirosmani, J. Bruce Ismay, Victoria of Baden, and Emilio Salgari. Among people deceased in 1890, Joseph Merrick ranks 9Before him are Sitting Bull, Carlo Collodi, César Franck, William III of the Netherlands, Gyula Andrássy, and Amadeo I of Spain. After him are Henri Nestlé, Duchess Helene in Bavaria, Richard Francis Burton, William Kemmler, Augusta of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, and Niels Gade.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Joseph Merrick ranks 287 out of 5,347Before him are Lemmy (1945), Maurice Gibb (1949), Frederick Sanger (1918), John Boyd Dunlop (1840), John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough (1650), and John Hurt (1940). After him are Jane Birkin (1946), John Galsworthy (1867), Jackie Stewart (1939), Clement Attlee (1883), Thomas Andrews (1873), and Alexander Pope (1688).

Among CELEBRITIES In United Kingdom

Among celebrities born in United Kingdom, Joseph Merrick ranks 1After him are Millvina Dean (1912), Mary Anning (1799), Mary Mallon (1869), Christine Keeler (1942), Louise Brown (1978), and Murder of James Bulger (1990).