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List of famous cowboys, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top cowboys in the world? This includes the most prominent cowboys, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable cowboys is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic cowboys were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned cowboys.

List contains people like Will Rogers and John Wesley Hardin.

From reputable, prominent, and well known cowboys to the lesser known cowboys of today, these are some of the best professionals in the cowboy field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous cowboys ever?" and "What are the names of famous cowboys?" then you're in the right place. (54 items)
Will Rogers is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Cowboys
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William Penn Adair "Will" Rogers was a Native American cowboy, vaudeville performer, humorist, social commentator and motion picture actor. He was one of the world's most famous stars in the 1920s and 1930s. Known as "Oklahoma's Favorite Son", Rogers was born to a prominent Cherokee Nation family in ...more

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Age: Died at 56 (1879-1935)

Birthplace: Oologah, Rogers County, United States, with Territories, Oklahoma

Profession: Comedian, Screenwriter, Actor

Credits: The Bay, State Fair, A Connecticut Yankee, Doctor Bull, Steamboat Round the Bend, + more

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#65 on The Most Original Comedians

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John Wesley Hardin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Cowboys
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John Wesley Hardin was an American outlaw, gunfighter, and controversial folk icon of the Old West. Hardin found himself in trouble with the law at an early age, and spent the majority of his life being pursued by both local lawmen and federal troops during the Reconstruction Era. He often used the ...more

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Age: Died at 42 (1853-1895)

Birthplace: Bonham, Texas, United States of America

Profession: Gunfighter, Cowboy, Lawyer, Teacher

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Billy the Kid is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Cowboys
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William H. Bonney, better known as Billy the Kid and also known as William Antrim, was a 19th-century gunman who participated in the Lincoln County War and became a frontier outlaw in the American Old West. According to legend, he killed twenty-one men, but it is generally believed that he killed ...more

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Age: Died at 22 (1859-1881)

Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: Cowboy

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#48 on Historical Figures You Most Want to Bring Back from the Dead

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Tom Ketchum is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Cowboys
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Thomas E. Ketchum, known as Black Jack, was a cowboy who later turned to a life of crime. He was hanged in 1901 for attempted train robbery. ...more

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Age: Died at 38 (1863-1901)

Birthplace: Texas, United States of America

Profession: Cowboy

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