Charlie Chaplin

1889 - 1977

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Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin (16 April 1889 – 25 December 1977) was an English comic actor, filmmaker, and composer who rose to fame in the era of silent film. He became a worldwide icon through his screen persona, the Tramp, and is considered one of the film industry's most important figures. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charlie Chaplin has received more than 33,284,095 page views. His biography is available in 192 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 187 in 2019). Charlie Chaplin is the 2nd most popular actor (down from 1st in 2019), the 7th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 10th in 2019) and the most popular British Actor.

Charlie Chaplin is most famous for his role as the Little Tramp in the silent comedy films, such as The Kid and The Gold Rush.

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  • 33M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 86.13

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 192

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 11.20

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 6.20

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among actors, Charlie Chaplin ranks 2 out of 13,578Before him are Sylvester Stallone. After him are Marilyn Monroe, Anthony Hopkins, Alain Delon, Bruce Lee, Grace Kelly, Brigitte Bardot, Al Pacino, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Robert De Niro, and Audrey Hepburn.

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Among people born in 1889, Charlie Chaplin ranks 2Before him is Adolf Hitler. After him are Martin Heidegger, Ludwig Wittgenstein, António de Oliveira Salazar, Jawaharlal Nehru, Jean Cocteau, Edwin Hubble, Paul Karrer, Ante Pavelić, Anna Akhmatova, and Arnold J. Toynbee. Among people deceased in 1977, Charlie Chaplin ranks 1After him are Elvis Presley, Maria Callas, Vladimir Nabokov, Wernher von Braun, Anthony Eden, Stefania Turkewich, Lutz Graf Schwerin von Krosigk, Ludwig Erhard, René Goscinny, Roberto Rossellini, and Jacques Prévert.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Charlie Chaplin ranks 7 out of 8,785Before him are Isaac Newton (1643), Adam Smith (1723), William Shakespeare (1564), Charles Darwin (1809), Elizabeth II (1926), and Lord Byron (1788). After him are Francis Bacon (1561), Elizabeth I of England (1533), John Locke (1632), Winston Churchill (1874), James Watt (1736), and Richard III of England (1452).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Charlie Chaplin ranks 1After him are Anthony Hopkins (1937), Richard Burton (1925), Sean Connery (1930), Alan Rickman (1946), Elizabeth Taylor (1932), Christopher Lee (1922), Liam Neeson (1952), Ian McKellen (1939), Maggie Smith (1934), Roger Moore (1927), and Michael Caine (1933).

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