1930 - 1997


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 144,188 page views. Her biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 279th most popular singer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 140k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 56.55

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 24

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.08

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.39

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Barbaras by language


Among singers, Barbara ranks 279 out of 3,001Before her are Heino, Antonio Cesti, Edita Gruberová, Victoria de los Ángeles, Lara Fabian, and Anthony Kiedis. After her are Tereza Kesovija, Dave Evans, Sammy Davis Jr., Mahalia Jackson, Christa Ludwig, and Victoria Beckham.

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Among people born in 1930, Barbara ranks 115Before her are Frank Drake, Goro Shimura, Ivan Silayev, Toru Takemitsu, Hussain Muhammad Ershad, and Viktor Tikhonov. After her are Rod Taylor, Tadao Kobayashi, Mauro Ramos, Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, Mary Quant, and Ahmad Shah of Pahang. Among people deceased in 1997, Barbara ranks 70Before her are Otto Ernst Remer, Yuri Nikulin, Georg Solti, Roland Topor, Manfred von Ardenne, and Princess Olga of Greece and Denmark. After her are Son Sen, Virgilio Barco Vargas, Samuel Fuller, Yevgeny Khaldei, Mate Boban, and Stig Anderson.

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In France

Among people born in France, Barbara ranks 1,606 out of 4,109Before her are Frank Darabont (1959), Louis de Rouvroy, duc de Saint-Simon (1675), Joseph-Nicolas Delisle (1688), Ernest Meissonier (1815), Isabelle of France (1225), and Henri-Edmond Cross (1856). After her are Jérôme Lejeune (1926), Ansegisel (602), Alphonse Allais (1854), Peter Faber (1506), Étienne Marcel (1315), and Jacques-Arsène d'Arsonval (1851).

Among SINGERS In France

Among singers born in France, Barbara ranks 20Before her are Charles Trenet (1913), Marie-Louise O'Murphy (1737), Caterina Valente (1931), Jacqueline Boyer (1941), Desireless (1952), and André Claveau (1911). After her are Alan Stivell (1944), Anne-Marie David (1952), Warda Al-Jazairia (1939), Tino Rossi (1907), Sacha Distel (1933), and Alizée (1984).

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