1856 - 1932

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Wovoka (c. 1856 – September 20, 1932), also known as Jack Wilson, was the Paiute religious leader who founded a second episode of the Ghost Dance movement. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Wovoka has received more than 397,517 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Wovoka is the 2,890th most popular religious figure (down from 2,444th in 2019), the 9,119th most popular biography from United States (down from 7,269th in 2019) and the 74th most popular American Religious Figure.

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  • 400k

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  • 44.75

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 19

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.35

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.46

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among religious figures, Wovoka ranks 2,890 out of 3,187Before him are Justin Francis Rigali, Joachim IV of Constantinople, Paul II of Constantinople, Cornelius Sim, Deusdedit of Canterbury, and Sylvester Graham. After him are Robert Zollitsch, Chandramukhi Basu, Mirza Masroor Ahmad, William H. Keeler, Cosmo Gordon Lang, and Mary MacKillop.

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Among people born in 1856, Wovoka ranks 120Before him are Friedrich Kluge, Manuel Allendesalazar y Muñoz de Salazar, Walther von Dyck, Karolina Widerström, Keir Hardie, and Yuly Shokalsky. After him are Granville Woods, Colin Campbell Cooper, Frank Harris, Jens Bratlie, Kenyon Cox, and William Wallace Denslow. Among people deceased in 1932, Wovoka ranks 137Before him are Eduard Sievers, Malcolm Whitman, Ernest Mangnall, Carl Johnson, Frantz Reichel, and Leónidas Plaza. After him are Zoltán Ambrus, Peder Kolstad, Väinö Siikaniemi, Charles Le Goffic, Virginie Hériot, and Edward Barrett.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Wovoka ranks 9,119 out of 20,380Before him are Joe Bonamassa (1977), Kathryn McGuire (1903), Loren Acton (1936), Sylvester Graham (1794), Nicholas Colasanto (1924), and Caroline Smith (1906). After him are Mitzi Gaynor (1931), Stephen Colbert (1964), John Abizaid (1951), Frank Benford (1883), John Heysham Gibbon (1903), and Jorge Garcia (1973).

Among RELIGIOUS FIGURES In United States

Among religious figures born in United States, Wovoka ranks 74Before him are William Ellery Channing (1780), Jim Elliot (1927), Roger Mahony (1936), Lillian Disney (1899), Justin Francis Rigali (1935), and Sylvester Graham (1794). After him are William H. Keeler (1931), Alvin Sargent (1927), Isabella Stewart Gardner (1840), John Carroll (1735), Avery Dulles (1918), and John T. Scopes (1900).