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Monique Andrée Serf (9 June 1930 – 24 November 1997), known as Barbara, was a French singer. She took her stage name from her grandmother, Varvara Brodsky, a native of Odessa, Russian Empire (now Ukraine). Barbara became a famous cabaretière in the late 1950s in Paris, known as La Chanteuse de minuit ('the midnight singer'), before she started composing her own tracks, which brought her to fame. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Barbara has received more than 189,532 page views. Her biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Barbara is the 253rd most popular singer (up from 261st in 2019), the 1,537th most popular biography from France (up from 1,563rd in 2019) and the 19th most popular French Singer.

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  • 190k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 58.69

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 29

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.94

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.72

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Barbara ranks 253 out of 3,528Before her are Frida Boccara, Psy, Rashid Behbudov, John Fogerty, Lucia Popp, and Elza Soares. After her are Kim Wilde, Sonny Bono, Johnny Logan, Hank Williams, Teresa Berganza, and Corry Brokken.

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Among people born in 1930, Barbara ranks 97Before her are Frank Drake, Choe Yong-rim, Toru Takemitsu, Itamar Franco, Rod Taylor, and Elza Soares. After her are Ornette Coleman, Martin Karplus, Sławomir Mrożek, Hilderaldo Bellini, Robert Loggia, and Son Sen. Among people deceased in 1997, Barbara ranks 66Before her are Princess Olga of Greece and Denmark, Marco Ferreri, Masaru Ibuka, André Franquin, Roland Topor, and Friedrich Hund. After her are Stig Anderson, Fela Kuti, Yevgeny Khaldei, Son Sen, George Wald, and Mate Boban.

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In France

Among people born in France, Barbara ranks 1,537 out of 6,011Before her are Antoine Barnave (1761), Aegidius (450), Armand de Vignerot du Plessis (1696), Guillaume de Beaujeu (1300), Countess Palatine Caroline of Zweibrücken (1721), and Francis II, Duke of Lorraine (1572). After her are Louise of France (1737), Xavier de Maistre (1763), Joseph Gallieni (1849), Edmond Becquerel (1820), Charles François de Cisternay du Fay (1698), and Marcel Dassault (1892).

Among SINGERS In France

Among singers born in France, Barbara ranks 19Before her are Gilbert Bécaud (1927), Charles Trenet (1913), Manu Chao (1961), Desireless (1952), Marie-Louise O'Murphy (1737), and Jacqueline Boyer (1941). After her are Théo Sarapo (1936), Warda Al-Jazairia (1939), Sacha Distel (1933), Alizée (1984), Patricia Kaas (1966), and André Claveau (1911).