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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 Indian Territory. He traveled around the world three times, made 71 movies, wrote more than 4,000 nationally syndicated newspaper columns, and became a world-famous figure. By the mid-1930s, the American people adored Rogers. He was the leading political wit of the Progressive Era, and was the top-paid Hollywood movie star at the time. Rogers died in 1935 with aviator Wiley Post, when their small ...more on Wikipedia

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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 residences of family and friends to hide out from the law. Hardin is known to have had at least one encounter with the famous lawman "Wild Bill" Hickok. When he was finally captured and sent to prison in 1878, Hardin claimed to have already killed 42 men, but newspapers of the day had attributed only 27 killings to him up to that point. While in prison, Hardin wrote a factually slanted ...more on Wikipedia

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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 eight. He killed his first man on August 17, 1877, at around 17 years old. McCarty was 5 ft 8 in tall with blue eyes, blonde or dirty blonde hair, and a smooth complexion. He was described as being friendly and personable at times, and as lithe as a cat. Contemporaries described him as a "neat" dresser who favored an "unadorned Mexican sombrero". These qualities, along with his cunning and ...more on Wikipedia

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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 on Wikipedia

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