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Boris Christoff

1914 - 1993

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Boris Christoff (Bulgarian: Борис Кирилов Христов, romanized: Boris Kirilov Hristov, IPA: [boˈris ˈkiriɫof ˈxristof]; 18 May 1914 – 28 June 1993) was a Bulgarian opera singer, widely considered one of the greatest basses of the 20th century. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Boris Christoff has received more than 84,255 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Boris Christoff is the 209th most popular singer (down from 188th in 2019), the 35th most popular biography from Bulgaria (down from 33rd in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Bulgarian Singer.

Boris Christoff is most famous for his role as the King of the Gypsies in the opera, "Il Trovatore."

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  • 84k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 69.20

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 40

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.69

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.10

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among SINGERS

Among singers, Boris Christoff ranks 209 out of 3,541Before him are Nicolai Gedda, Franco Corelli, Neil Diamond, Peter Green, Rob Halford, and George Benson. After him are Debbie Harry, Drake, Sammy Davis Jr., Tom Morello, Omara Portuondo, and Kylie Minogue.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1914, Boris Christoff ranks 39Before him are Robert Wise, Princess Sophie of Greece and Denmark, Dylan Thomas, Richard Laurence Millington Synge, Max Perutz, and Louis, Prince Napoléon. After him are Edward T. Hall, Vjekoslav Luburić, Raymond Davis Jr., William Westmoreland, Alan Hodgkin, and Rafael Kubelík. Among people deceased in 1993, Boris Christoff ranks 40Before him are Alexandra of Yugoslavia, Jean Negulesco, River Phoenix, Masahiko Kimura, Pat Nixon, and Horia Sima. After him are Jimmy Doolittle, Hans Baur, Dražen Petrović, Robert W. Holley, Stewart Granger, and Hervé Villechaize.

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In Bulgaria

Among people born in Bulgaria, Boris Christoff ranks 35 out of 313Before him are Nicolai Ghiaurov (1929), Ivan Asen II of Bulgaria (1195), Christian Rakovsky (1873), Vlado Chernozemski (1897), Vasil Levski (1837), and Michael Shishman of Bulgaria (1280). After him are Georgi Markov (1929), John of Rila (876), Chernorizets Hrabar (890), Petar Mladenov (1936), Zhelyu Zhelev (1935), and Hristo Botev (1848).

Among SINGERS In Bulgaria

Among singers born in Bulgaria, Boris Christoff ranks 3Before him are Sylvie Vartan (1944) and Nicolai Ghiaurov (1929). After him are Ghena Dimitrova (1941), Raina Kabaivanska (1934), Lili Ivanova (1939), Anna Tomowa-Sintow (1941), Philipp Kirkorov (1967), Azis (1978), Andrea (1987), Sofi Marinova (1975), and Stoyan Yankoulov (1966).