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Thomas Cook

1808 - 1892

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Thomas Cook (22 November 1808 – 18 July 1892) was an English businessman. He is best known for founding the travel agency Thomas Cook & Son. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Thomas Cook has received more than 1,326,660 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Thomas Cook is the 45th most popular businessperson (up from 48th in 2019), the 387th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 364th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular British Businessperson.

Thomas Cook is a British travel agency that was founded in 1841 by Thomas Cook. They offer package holidays, airline tickets, and rail tickets.

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  • 66.44

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  • 35

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 9.07

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.51

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among businesspeople, Thomas Cook ranks 45 out of 601Before him are Gustav Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach, Ettore Bugatti, Ferruccio Lamborghini, Soichiro Honda, Robert Kiyosaki, and Ronald Wayne. After him are Sergei Diaghilev, Joan Gamper, Dietrich Mateschitz, Rudolf Dassler, Henri Nestlé, and Rupert Murdoch.

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Among people born in 1808, Thomas Cook ranks 11Before him are Andrew Johnson, Patrice de MacMahon, Jefferson Davis, Emir Abdelkader, Frederick VII of Denmark, and Duke Maximilian Joseph in Bavaria. After him are Gérard de Nerval, Maria Malibran, Johann Gustav Droysen, David Strauss, Solomon Northup, and Carl Spitzweg. Among people deceased in 1892, Thomas Cook ranks 6Before him are Walt Whitman, Werner von Siemens, Bahá'u'lláh, Princess Ludovika of Bavaria, and Ernest Renan. After him are Richard Owen, Édouard Lalo, Rudolf von Jhering, John Couch Adams, Louis IV, Grand Duke of Hesse, and Grand Duke Konstantin Nikolayevich of Russia.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Thomas Cook ranks 387 out of 7,765Before him are Robert Burns (1759), Bonnie Tyler (1951), David Niven (1910), Henry Moore (1898), Benjamin Graham (1894), and Mary Read (1695). After him are John le Carré (1931), Beatrix Potter (1866), Saint Boniface (680), Christian de Duve (1917), Margot Fonteyn (1919), and John Wesley (1703).

Among BUSINESSPEOPLE In United Kingdom

Among businesspeople born in United Kingdom, Thomas Cook ranks 3Before him are Cecil Rhodes (1853) and Andrew Carnegie (1835). After him are Richard Branson (1950), Bernie Ecclestone (1930), Frank Williams (1942), J. Bruce Ismay (1862), Stanley Rous (1895), John McAfee (1945), Brian Epstein (1934), Ron Dennis (1947), and Thomas Lipton (1848).