9 Animal Nicknames of Famous People

About 9 famous people with animal nicknames including Buffalo Bill, the Desert Fox and Kingfish.

9 ANIMAL NICKNAMES OF FAMOUS PEOPLE

1. BUFFALO BILL (William Frederick Cody)

A former pony express rider and Union Army scout, he hunted buffalo to supply western railroad workers with meat.

2. THE CONQUERING LION (Haile Selassie)

Known in his youth as Ras Taffari, he was crowned emperor of Ethiopia in 1930. A political adversary once described him as having "jaws like a lion." Lion of Judah was also one of his official titles.

3. THE DESERT FOX (Erwin Rommel)

This German field marshal was known for his sly military tactics in North Africa during W.W. II.

4. THE WILD BULL OF THE PAMPAS (Luis Angel Firpo)

A heavyweight fighter from Argentina, he gained worldwide fame in 1923 when he knocked champion Jack Dempsey out of the ring, before himself being knocked out in the second round of their title fight. During his career he won 30 contests and lost 3. He died in 1960.

5. THE KINGFISH (Huey Pierce Long)

Elected governor of Louisiana in 1928, he later opposed President Roosevelt's New Deal policies while a senator. The masses, enraptured by his antipoverty orations, called him King-fish-the undisputed master.

6. THE LONE EAGLE (Charles Augustus Lindbergh)

In May, 1927, Lindy made the first nonstop, solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean, Spirit of St. Louis, the ship hew flew, was a single-engine monoplane.

7. THE SWEDISH NIGHTINGALE (Johanna Maria Lind)

This soprano used the stage name Jenny Lind. The male nightingale is known for its highly melodious song.

8. THE TIGER (Georges Clemenceau)

Twice premier of France, he gained his nickname from his political ruthlessness. Cezanne, the French painter, nonplussed by Clemenceau's craggy features, abandoned his portrait after three sittings.

9. THE IRON HORSE (Henry Louis Gehrig)

Known to baseball fans as Lou Gehrig, he played in 2,130 consecutive games as a New York Yankee. Elected to the Hall of Fame, he died in 1941 of a rare spinal disease.

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