Buddy Rogers

1921 - 1992

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Buddy Rogers (born Herman Gustav Rohde Jr.; February 20, 1921 – June 26, 1992), better known by the ring name "Nature Boy" Buddy Rogers, was an American professional wrestler who was one of the biggest professional wrestling stars in the beginning of the television era. His performances influenced future professional wrestlers, including "Nature Boy" Ric Flair, who used Rogers's nickname, as well as his look, attitude and finishing hold, the figure-four leglock. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Buddy Rogers has received more than 20,606 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia. Buddy Rogers is the 70th most popular wrestler (down from 56th in 2019), the 5,888th most popular biography from United States (down from 5,219th in 2019) and the 23rd most popular American Wrestler.

Memorability Metrics

  • 21k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 49.24

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 19

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.74

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.27

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among wrestlers, Buddy Rogers ranks 70 out of 1,027Before him are Hamit Kaplan, Lou Thesz, Bertil Antonsson, Shozo Sasahara, Johannes Kotkas, and The Ultimate Warrior. After him are Kristjan Palusalu, Shawn Michaels, István Kozma, Darren Young, Claes Johanson, and Stan Hansen.

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Among people born in 1921, Buddy Rogers ranks 265Before him are Bertil Antonsson, Lis Hartel, Edvard Mirzoyan, Mario Rigoni Stern, Cuthbert Sebastian, and Alenush Terian. After him are Paco Godia, Alfréd Rényi, Harry Daghlian, Helena Rakoczy, David Gale, and Harold Agnew. Among people deceased in 1992, Buddy Rogers ranks 169Before him are Michael Gothard, Amjad Khan, André Vandewyer, John Ireland, Vakhtang Chabukiani, and Jean Poiret. After him are Kathleen McKane Godfree, Rosemary Sutcliff, Joseph Arthur Ankrah, Iuliu Bodola, Chuck Connors, and Giuseppe Olmo.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Buddy Rogers ranks 5,888 out of 20,380Before him are Sharon Gless (1943), Robert Henri (1865), Greg Bear (1951), Karl Lashley (1890), Helen Herron Taft (1861), and Harry Shearer (1943). After him are James Hansen (1941), Kathy Najimy (1957), Penn Badgley (1986), Ernie Terrell (1939), Chuck Close (1940), and Eugene Polley (1915).

Among WRESTLERS In United States

Among wrestlers born in United States, Buddy Rogers ranks 23Before him are Kevin Nash (1959), Bill Goldberg (1966), Randy Orton (1980), Rey Mysterio (1974), Lou Thesz (1916), and The Ultimate Warrior (1959). After him are Shawn Michaels (1965), Darren Young (1983), Stan Hansen (1949), Chris Jericho (1970), Sting (1959), and Ted DiBiase (1954).