Franco Columbu

1941 - 2019

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Francesco Maria Columbu (August 7, 1941 – August 30, 2019) was an Italian 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 2,825,837 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Franco Columbu is the 523rd most popular actor (up from 751st in 2019), the 1,023rd most popular biography from Italy (up from 1,372nd in 2019) and the 25th 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 523 out of 10,030Before him are Margot Robbie, Brandon Lee, Lisa Kudrow, Sydney Chaplin, Frances McDormand, and Jessica Tandy. After him are Horst Tappert, Fanny Ardant, Joanne Woodward, John Forsythe, William Fichtner, and Jean-Pierre Léaud.

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Among people born in 1941, Franco Columbu ranks 61Before him are Frank Farian, Jules A. Hoffmann, Claudine Auger, Eric Burdon, Roberto Carlos, and Linda McCartney. After him are Toyo Ito, Bobby Moore, Otis Redding, Robert Forster, Milan Kučan, and Riccardo Muti. Among people deceased in 2019, Franco Columbu ranks 43Before him are Marie Laforêt, Luke Perry, B. J. Habibie, Giya Kancheli, Lennart Johansson, and Claudine Auger. After him are Nuon Chea, Prem Tinsulanonda, David J. Thouless, Manfred Eigen, Ferdinand Piëch, and Robert Forster.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Franco Columbu ranks 1,023 out of 4,088Before him are Giovanni Battista Martini (1706), Ercole II d'Este, Duke of Ferrara (1508), Tiberius Gemellus (19), Stesichorus (-630), Antonio Negri (1933), and Luigi Riva (1944). After him are Maria Theresa of Austria (1767), Giovanni Messe (1883), Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (1920), Filippo Inzaghi (1973), Veronica Franco (1546), and Antipope Ursicinus (400).

Among ACTORS In Italy

Among actors born in Italy, Franco Columbu ranks 25Before him are Monica Vitti (1931), Lino Ventura (1919), Gian Maria Volonté (1933), Giancarlo Giannini (1942), Raffaella Carrà (1943), and Alberto Sordi (1920). After him are Raf Vallone (1916), Michele Placido (1946), Eleonora Duse (1858), Totò (1898), Elsa Martinelli (1935), and Ugo Tognazzi (1922).

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