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Franco Columbu

1941 - 2019

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Francesco Maria Columbu (August 7, 1941 – August 30, 2019) was an Italian-American bodybuilder, powerlifter, actor, author, producer, and a licensed chiropractor. Originally a boxer, Columbu won the Mr. Olympia in 1976 and 1981, and competed in the inaugural edition of the World's Strongest Man in 1977, where he placed fifth. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Franco Columbu has received more than 3,488,597 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Franco Columbu is the 534th most popular actor (down from 523rd in 2019), the 1,002nd most popular biography from Italy (up from 1,023rd in 2019) and the 24th most popular Italian Actor.

Columbus is most famous for being the first European to make contact with the Americas. He sailed from Spain and landed in the Bahamas, believing he had found a new route to Asia.

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Among actors, Franco Columbu ranks 534 out of 9,996Before him are Jean Rochefort, Margot Robbie, Winona Ryder, Elliott Gould, Richard Dreyfuss, and Jessica Tandy. After him are Jim Belushi, Kevin Kline, Harriet Andersson, Gabriel Byrne, Gillian Anderson, and Steve Buscemi.

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Among people born in 1941, Franco Columbu ranks 65Before him are Frank Farian, Dan Shechtman, Otis Redding, Pete Best, Ray Tomlinson, and Milan Kučan. After him are Paul Anka, Claudine Auger, Igor Smirnov, Mohamed Ghannouchi, Toyo Ito, and Louis Ignarro. Among people deceased in 2019, Franco Columbu ranks 42Before him are Beji Caid Essebsi, B. J. Habibie, Li Peng, Sibghatullah Mojaddedi, Marie Laforêt, and Ferdinand Piëch. After him are Ratko Janev, Giya Kancheli, Claudine Auger, Henri, Count of Paris, Demetris Christofias, and David J. Thouless.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Franco Columbu ranks 1,002 out of 4,668Before him are Pier Luigi Farnese, Duke of Parma (1503), Antonio Tabucchi (1943), Niccolò Piccinni (1728), Valerius Maximus (-100), Romuald (951), and Ibycus (-600). After him are Liutprand of Cremona (922), Luigi Riva (1944), Mirella Freni (1935), Isabella of Aragon, Duchess of Milan (1470), Constance of Sicily, Queen of Aragon (1249), and Francesco Albani (1578).

Among ACTORS In Italy

Among actors born in Italy, Franco Columbu ranks 24Before him are Giancarlo Giannini (1942), Lino Ventura (1919), Vittorio Gassman (1922), Virna Lisi (1936), Gian Maria Volonté (1933), and Lucia Bosè (1931). After him are Michele Placido (1946), Alberto Sordi (1920), Raf Vallone (1916), Daniela Bianchi (1942), Pier Angeli (1932), and Totò (1898).

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