Carlos Gardel

1890 - 1935

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Carlos Gardel (born Charles Romuald Gardès; 11 December 1890 – 24 June 1935) was a French-born Argentine singer, songwriter, composer and actor, and the most prominent figure in the history of tango. He was one of the most influential interpreters of world popular music in the first half of the 20th century. Gardel is the most famous popular tango singer of all time and is recognized throughout the world. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Carlos Gardel has received more than 970,734 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 53 in 2019). Carlos Gardel is the 69th most popular singer (down from 61st in 2019), the 507th most popular biography from France (down from 476th in 2019) and the 5th most popular French Singer.

Carlos Gardel was a singer and film actor from Argentina. He is most famous for his tango music.

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  • 970k

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  • 67.97

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  • 54

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.97

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  • 4.21

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among singers, Carlos Gardel ranks 69 out of 4,381Before him are Marianne Faithfull, Kurt Cobain, Anthony Kiedis, Rod Stewart, Florence Foster Jenkins, and Sarah Vaughan. After him are Billie Holiday, Prince, Amália Rodrigues, Ian Gillan, Bonnie Tyler, and The Notorious B.I.G..

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Among people born in 1890, Carlos Gardel ranks 19Before him are Kurt Lewin, George II of Greece, Lawrence Bragg, Colonel Sanders, Stan Laurel, and Man Ray. After him are Walther Funk, Robert Ley, Fanny Kaplan, El Lissitzky, Franz Werfel, and Kurt Student. Among people deceased in 1935, Carlos Gardel ranks 14Before him are Emmy Noether, Arthur Henderson, Alban Berg, Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, Astrid of Sweden, and André Citroën. After him are Auguste Escoffier, Victor Grignard, Charles Richet, Izz ad-Din al-Qassam, Henri Barbusse, and Paul Dukas.

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In France

Among people born in France, Carlos Gardel ranks 507 out of 6,770Before him are Paul Sabatier (1854), Jean-François Lyotard (1924), Henry I, Duke of Guise (1550), Paul Langevin (1872), Aristide Briand (1862), and William of Rubruck (1220). After him are Elisa Bonaparte (1777), Arthur Honegger (1892), Hector Malot (1830), Carloman I (751), Gabriel Marcel (1889), and Joseph de Maistre (1753).

Among SINGERS In France

Among singers born in France, Carlos Gardel ranks 5Before him are Édith Piaf (1915), Charles Aznavour (1924), Serge Gainsbourg (1928), and Mireille Mathieu (1946). After him are France Gall (1947), Johnny Hallyday (1943), Françoise Hardy (1944), Gilbert Bécaud (1927), Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo (1974), Marie-Louise O'Murphy (1737), and Manu Chao (1961).