Buffalo Bill Biography
(American Showman, Bison Hunter and One of the Most Famous Figures of the American Old West,)
Birthday: February 26, 1846 (Pisces)
Born In: Scott County, Iowa, United States
The most famous American of the 20th century, William Frederick “Buffalo Bill” Cody played too many roles in his long and blessed life. He was an American scout, soldier, hunter, and an entertainer. His class and talent were unmatchable during his time. The American showman is best remembered for his circus-like show ‘Buffalo Bill’s Wild West.’ The show was about touring through the US, and later through Europe, to feature daring feats and adventurous horse races, staged battles, and enactments. His nickname “Buffalo Bill” was a result of his popular hunting style that involved killing of more than four thousand buffaloes to feed his construction workers. Apart from being a massively successful and loved entertainer, Buffalo had also served in the American Civil War and was also a civilian scout for the US army during the Indian Wars, for which he received a ‘Medal of Honor.’ Apart from his own show, Buffalo also performed in stage shows such as ‘The Scouts of the Prairie,’ and ‘Scouts of the Plains.’ Most of his shows were based on the “cowboy” theme, and that is perhaps why he became an Old West legend.