Édith Piaf

1915 - 1963

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Édith Piaf (born Édith Giovanna Gassion; 19 December 1915 – 10 October 1963) was a French singer best known for performing songs in the cabaret and modern chanson genres. She is widely regarded as France's greatest popular singer and one of the most celebrated performers of the 20th century.Piaf's music was often autobiographical, and she specialized in chanson réaliste and torch ballads about love, loss and sorrow. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Édith Piaf has received more than 7,216,256 page views. Her biography is available in 126 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 122 in 2019). Édith Piaf is the 2nd most popular singer, the 31st most popular biography from France (down from 30th in 2019) and the most popular French Singer.

Édith Piaf is most famous for her voice.

Memorability Metrics

  • 7.2M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 81.77

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 126

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 11.62

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.19

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Édith Piafs by language

Over the past year Édith Piaf has had the most page views in the with 801,528 views, followed by English (785,573), and Spanish (290,251). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Tuvan (7,822.22%), Lombard (156.61%), and Simple English (126.56%)


Among singers, Édith Piaf ranks 2 out of 4,381Before her are Elvis Presley. After her are Mick Jagger, Aretha Franklin, Janis Joplin, Maria Callas, Cher, Luciano Pavarotti, Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Toto Cutugno, Charles Aznavour, and Tina Turner.

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Among people born in 1915, Édith Piaf ranks 1After her are Augusto Pinochet, Anthony Quinn, Moshe Dayan, Frank Sinatra, Ingrid Bergman, Roland Barthes, Vasily Zaitsev, Yitzhak Shamir, David Rockefeller, Arthur Miller, and Orson Welles. Among people deceased in 1963, Édith Piaf ranks 2Before her is John F. Kennedy. After her are Lee Harvey Oswald, Pope John XXIII, Robert Frost, Jean Cocteau, Georges Braque, Aldous Huxley, Robert Schuman, Ngo Dinh Diem, Tristan Tzara, and C. S. Lewis.

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In France

Among people born in France, Édith Piaf ranks 31 out of 6,770Before her are Auguste Comte (1798), Antoine Lavoisier (1743), Denis Diderot (1713), Giuseppe Garibaldi (1807), Nostradamus (1503), and Napoleon III (1808). After her are Paul Gauguin (1848), Émile Durkheim (1858), Alexandre Dumas (1802), Charles Baudelaire (1821), Pierre Curie (1859), and Émile Zola (1840).

Among SINGERS In France

Among singers born in France, Édith Piaf ranks 1After her are Charles Aznavour (1924), Serge Gainsbourg (1928), Mireille Mathieu (1946), Carlos Gardel (1890), France Gall (1947), Johnny Hallyday (1943), Françoise Hardy (1944), Gilbert Bécaud (1927), Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo (1974), Marie-Louise O'Murphy (1737), and Manu Chao (1961).