Charles Trenet

1913 - 2001

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Louis Charles Augustin Georges Trenet (French: [ʃaʁl tʁenɛ]; 18 May 1913 – 19 February 2001) was a French singer-songwriter, who composed both the music and the lyrics to nearly a thousand songs. These include "La Mer", "Boum!" and "Y'a d'la joie", and supported a career that lasted well over sixty years. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles Trenet has received more than 367,253 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Charles Trenet is the 150th most popular singer (down from 148th in 2019), the 1,016th most popular biography from France (down from 992nd in 2019) and the 12th most popular French Singer.

Charles Trenet is most famous for his song "La Mer" which means "The Sea".

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  • 370k

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  • 70.76

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 39

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.40

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.76

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Charles Trenet ranks 150 out of 3,541Before him are Eric Burdon, Engelbert Humperdinck, Roberto Carlos, Nicolai Ghiaurov, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, and Eduard Khil. After him are Ivan Rebroff, Georges Brassens, Nina Hagen, Caterina Valente, Billy Joel, and Ben E. King.

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Among people born in 1913, Charles Trenet ranks 44Before him are Willis Lamb, René Clément, Wolfgang Paul, Mehmet Shehu, Muddy Waters, and Masanobu Fukuoka. After him are Aimé Césaire, Irwin Shaw, Peter Cushing, Vinicius de Moraes, Mary Ainsworth, and Gert Fröbe. Among people deceased in 2001, Charles Trenet ranks 34Before him are Gilbert Bécaud, Marie José of Belgium, Morris, Zhang Xueliang, Jacques Mayol, and Henry Lee Lucas. After him are Dương Văn Minh, Isaac Stern, Chung Ju-yung, Clifford Shull, Princess Sophie of Greece and Denmark, and Ken Kesey.

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In France

Among people born in France, Charles Trenet ranks 1,016 out of 5,234Before him are Marcel Carné (1906), Adélaïde of France (1732), Raymond Loewy (1893), Francis, Count of Vendôme (1470), Pierre Janssen (1824), and Maurice Halbwachs (1877). After him are Philip I, Duke of Burgundy (1346), Charles Maurras (1868), Georges Brassens (1921), Fanny Ardant (1949), Étienne Bézout (1730), and Jan Gossaert (1478).

Among SINGERS In France

Among singers born in France, Charles Trenet ranks 12Before him are Johnny Hallyday (1943), France Gall (1947), Françoise Hardy (1944), Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo (1974), Maria Malibran (1808), and Gilbert Bécaud (1927). After him are Georges Brassens (1921), Caterina Valente (1931), Manu Chao (1961), Marie-Louise O'Murphy (1737), Desireless (1952), and Jacqueline Boyer (1941).