1930 - 1997

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Monique Andrée Serf (9 June 1930 – 24 November 1997) was a French singer. She took her stage name, Barbara, from her grandmother, Varvara Brodsky, a native of Odessa, Russian Empire (now Ukraine). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Barbara has received more than 154,956 page views. Her biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Barbara is the 261st most popular singer (up from 280th in 2019), the 1,566th most popular biography from France (up from 1,604th in 2019) and the 19th most popular French Singer.

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  • 150k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 67.93

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 27

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.54

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.80

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Barbara ranks 261 out of 3,541Before her are Umberto Tozzi, Kiri Te Kanawa, Lucia Popp, Connie Francis, Psy, and John Lydon. After her are Anthony Kiedis, Giuseppina Strepponi, Eartha Kitt, Franzl Lang, C. C. Catch, and Zucchero Fornaciari.

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Among people born in 1930, Barbara ranks 110Before her are Frank Drake, Ornette Coleman, James Irwin, José Sarney, Son Sen, and Toru Takemitsu. After her are Mary Quant, John Frankenheimer, Franzl Lang, Mauro Ramos, Sławomir Mrożek, and Pavel Popovich. Among people deceased in 1997, Barbara ranks 67Before her are Friedrich Hund, Hugo Gunckel Lüer, Alexander R. Todd, Yuri Nikulin, Son Sen, and André Franquin. After her are Hastings Banda, Yevgeny Khaldei, Roland Topor, Teiichi Matsumaru, Mate Boban, and Amado Carrillo Fuentes.

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In France

Among people born in France, Barbara ranks 1,566 out of 5,234Before her are Hubert Robert (1733), Peter Faber (1506), Emmanuelle Béart (1963), Raymond Roussel (1877), Numa Denis Fustel de Coulanges (1830), and Cécile Chaminade (1857). After her are Bertrand Tavernier (1941), Fulcher of Chartres (1059), Mathurin Jacques Brisson (1723), Louis Claude de Saint-Martin (1743), Jean Ignace Isidore Gérard Grandville (1803), and Catherine-Dominique de Pérignon (1754).

Among SINGERS In France

Among singers born in France, Barbara ranks 19Before her are Georges Brassens (1921), Caterina Valente (1931), Manu Chao (1961), Marie-Louise O'Murphy (1737), Desireless (1952), and Jacqueline Boyer (1941). After her are Anne-Marie David (1952), Christophe (1945), Sacha Distel (1933), Warda Al-Jazairia (1939), André Claveau (1911), and Tino Rossi (1907).