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Édith Piaf

1915 - 1963

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Édith Piaf (UK: , US: , French: [edit pjaf] (listen); born Édith Giovanna Gassion, French: [edit dʒɔvana ɡasjɔ̃]; December 19, 1915 – October 10, 1963) was a French singer, lyricist and actress. Noted as France's national chanteuse, she was one of the country's most widely known international stars.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 6,300,612 page views. Her biography is available in 122 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 118 in 2019). Édith Piaf is the 2nd most popular singer, the 30th most popular biography from France (down from 27th in 2019) and the most popular French Singer.

Édith Piaf is most famous for her voice.

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  • 122

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Among singers, Édith Piaf ranks 2 out of 3,528Before her are Elvis Presley. After her are Aretha Franklin, Cher, Janis Joplin, Luciano Pavarotti, Maria Callas, Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Charles Aznavour, Dalida, Tina Turner, and Frank Sinatra.

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

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In France

Among people born in France, Édith Piaf ranks 30 out of 6,011Before her are Coco Chanel (1883), Paul Cézanne (1839), Henri Matisse (1869), Alexandre Dumas (1802), Antoine Lavoisier (1743), and Paul Gauguin (1848). After her are Louis XV of France (1710), Giuseppe Garibaldi (1807), Henry IV of France (1553), Marcel Proust (1871), Denis Diderot (1713), and Pierre Curie (1859).

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), Johnny Hallyday (1943), France Gall (1947), Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo (1974), Françoise Hardy (1944), Maria Malibran (1808), Caterina Valente (1931), and Georges Brassens (1921).