Chico Buarque

1944 - Today

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Francisco Buarque de Hollanda (born 19 June 1944), popularly known simply as Chico Buarque, is a Brazilian singer-songwriter, guitarist, composer, playwright, writer, and poet. He is best known for his music, which often includes social, economic, and cultural reflections on Brazil. The firstborn son of Sérgio Buarque de Hollanda, Buarque lived at several locations throughout his childhood, though mostly in Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, and Rome. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Chico Buarque has received more than 370,571 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Chico Buarque is the 304th most popular musician (up from 306th in 2019), the 90th most popular biography from Brazil (up from 92nd in 2019) and the 5th most popular Brazilian Musician.

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  • 370k

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  • 68.02

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  • 31

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.40

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.53

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, Chico Buarque ranks 304 out of 2,675Before him are Bo Diddley, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Wallace Hartley, Nicko McBrain, Friedrich Kalkbrenner, and After him are Ram Narayan, McCoy Tyner, Avicii, Lester Young, Buddy Guy, and Isaac Hayes.

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Among people born in 1944, Chico Buarque ranks 102Before him are Maria João Pires, Askar Akayev, Leila Khaled, Harold Ramis, Donna Haraway, and Erwin Neher. After him are Patrick Depailler, Kiri Te Kanawa, Sondra Locke, Daniel Pennac, Coluche, and Sam Elliott.

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In Brazil

Among people born in Brazil, Chico Buarque ranks 90 out of 1,947Before him are Telê Santana (1931), Tancredo Neves (1910), Sônia Braga (1950), Francisco de Paula Rodrigues Alves (1848), Antônio Wilson Vieira Honório (1943), and José Sarney (1930). After him are Leonardo Araújo (1969), Tiradentes (1746), Paulo Mendes da Rocha (1928), Mauro Ramos (1930), João Figueiredo (1918), and Toninho Cerezo (1955).

Among MUSICIANS In Brazil

Among musicians born in Brazil, Chico Buarque ranks 5Before him are Antônio Carlos Jobim (1927), João Gilberto (1931), Gilberto Gil (1942), and Caetano Veloso (1942). After him are Sérgio Mendes (1941), Baden Powell (1937), Milton Nascimento (1942), Toquinho (1946), Hermeto Pascoal (1936), Nelson Freire (1944), and Zequinha de Abreu (1880).