Colonel Sanders

1890 - 1980

Colonel Sanders

Colonel Harland David Sanders (September 9, 1890 – December 16, 1980) was an American businessman, best known for founding fast food chicken restaurant chain Kentucky Fried Chicken (also known as KFC) and later acting as the company's brand ambassador and symbol. His name and image are still symbols of the company. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Colonel Sanders has received more than 10,062,025 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 22nd most popular businessperson.

Memorability Metrics

  • 10M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 69.96

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 38

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.64

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.38

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among businesspeople, Colonel Sanders ranks 22 out of 481Before him are Ferdinand von Zeppelin, Carlos Slim, Muhammad Yunus, Adolf Dassler, Amancio Ortega, and P. T. Barnum. After him are Florentino Pérez, J. Paul Getty, Jules Rimet, Ludwig Erhard, Andrew Carnegie, and Ray Kroc.

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Among people born in 1890, Colonel Sanders ranks 14Before him are H. P. Lovecraft, Boris Pasternak, Alfred Jodl, Karel Čapek, Fritz Lang, and Kurt Lewin. After him are Stan Laurel, Lawrence Bragg, Walther Funk, El Lissitzky, George II of Greece, and Man Ray. Among people deceased in 1980, Colonel Sanders ranks 15Before him are Jesse Owens, Karl Dönitz, Steve McQueen, Bon Scott, Henry Miller, and Oskar Kokoschka. After him are Marshall McLuhan, Romain Gary, Tamara de Lempicka, Joe Dassin, Hans Asperger, and Vladimir Vysotsky.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Colonel Sanders ranks 227 out of 12,171Before him are Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803), Tony Curtis (1925), P. T. Barnum (1810), David Lynch (1946), Rocky Marciano (1923), and Tommy Lee Jones (1946). After him are Whitney Houston (1963), Josephine Baker (1906), Leonard Bernstein (1918), Barry White (1944), Samuel P. Huntington (1927), and Robert Duvall (1931).

Among BUSINESSPEOPLE In United States

Among businesspeople born in United States, Colonel Sanders ranks 8Before him are Warren Buffett (1930), Bill Gates (1955), John D. Rockefeller (1839), Vince McMahon (1945), David Rockefeller (1915), and P. T. Barnum (1810). After him are J. Paul Getty (1892), Ray Kroc (1902), Tim Cook (1960), Hugh Hefner (1926), J. P. Morgan (1837), and Martin Cooper (1928).

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