Édith Piaf

1915 - 1963

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Édith Piaf (UK: , US: , French: [edit pjaf] (listen); born Édith Giovanna Gassion, French: [edit dʒɔvana ɡasjɔ̃]; 19 December 1915 – 10 October 1963) was a French singer noted as France's national chanteuse and one of the country's most widely known international stars.Piaf's music was often autobiographical, and she specialized in chanson and torch ballads about love, loss and sorrow. Her most widely known songs include "La Vie en rose" (1946), "Non, je ne regrette rien" (1960), "Hymne à l'amour" (1949), "Milord" (1959), "La Foule" (1957), "L'Accordéoniste" (1940), and "Padam, padam..." (1951). Since her death in 1963, several biographies and films have studied her life, including 2007's La Vie en rose. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Édith Piaf has received more than 5,536,034 page views. Her biography is available in 118 different languages on Wikipedia. Édith Piaf is the 2nd most popular singer, the 27th most popular biography from France (up from 33rd in 2019) and the most popular French Singer.

Édith Piaf is most famous for her voice.

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Among singers, Édith Piaf ranks 2 out of 3,541Before her are Elvis Presley. After her are Cher, Luciano Pavarotti, Janis Joplin, Maria Callas, Frank Sinatra, Johnny Cash, Tina Turner, Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Joan Baez, and Charles Aznavour.

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

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In France

Among people born in France, Édith Piaf ranks 27 out of 5,234Before her are Paul Gauguin (1848), Paul Cézanne (1839), Émile Zola (1840), Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor (1122), Napoleon III (1808), and Henri Matisse (1869). After her are Louis XV of France (1710), Henry IV of France (1553), Antoine Lavoisier (1743), Stendhal (1783), Alexandre Dumas (1802), and Émile Durkheim (1858).

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), Françoise Hardy (1944), Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo (1974), Maria Malibran (1808), Gilbert Bécaud (1927), and Charles Trenet (1913).