Wild Bill Hickok

1837 - 1876

Wild Bill Hickok

James Butler Hickok (May 27, 1837 – August 2, 1876), better known as "Wild Bill" Hickok, was a folk hero of the American Old West known for his life on the frontier as a soldier, scout, lawman, gambler, showman, and actor, and for his involvement in many famous gunfights. He earned a great deal of notoriety in his own time, much of it bolstered by the many outlandish and often fabricated tales he told about himself. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Wild Bill Hickok has received more than 4,397,239 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 428th most popular companion.

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Among companions, Wild Bill Hickok ranks 434 out of 586Before him are Eleanor of Sicily, Aspasia Manos, Livia Orestilla, Fastrada, Malhun Hatun, and Jane Boleyn, Viscountess Rochford. After him are Princess Vilhelmine Marie of Denmark, Neithhotep, Beatrice of Castile, Eleanor of Anjou, Fernán González of Castile, and Marie of Champagne.

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Among people born in 1837, Wild Bill Hickok ranks 38Before him are Vasily Radlov, Algernon Charles Swinburne, Henry Draper, Tippu Tip, Théodore Dubois, and Joseph Bell. After him are Pierre Auguste Cot, Yohannes IV, Horace Parnell Tuttle, Alexandre Guilmant, Virginia Oldoini, Countess of Castiglione, and Georg Ebers. Among people deceased in 1876, Wild Bill Hickok ranks 20Before him are Hristo Botev, Francesco Maria Piave, Maria Vittoria dal Pozzo, František Palacký, Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia, and Ferenc Deák. After him are Narcisse Virgilio Díaz, Juan Pablo Duarte, Eugène Fromentin, Adolphe-Théodore Brongniart, Infanta Isabel Maria of Braganza, and Friedrich Christian Diez.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Wild Bill Hickok ranks 2,105 out of 12,171Before him are Richard Basehart (1914), Janet Jackson (1966), King C. Gillette (1855), Elisabeth Shue (1963), Clair Cameron Patterson (1922), and Jason Momoa (1979). After him are Frank Knight (1885), Paul Bowles (1910), Tom Regan (1938), Howard Zinn (1922), Thomas R. Marshall (1854), and Tico Torres (1953).

Among COMPANIONS In United States

Among companions born in United States, Wild Bill Hickok ranks 13Before him are Pat Nixon (1912), Rosalynn Carter (1927), Laura Bush (1946), Mamie Eisenhower (1896), Abigail Adams (1744), and Ellen Axson Wilson (1860). After him are Kevin Federline (1978), Rachel Jackson (1767), Martha Jefferson (1748), Hannah Van Buren (1783), and Ann Romney (1949).