Georges Brassens

1921 - 1981

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Georges Charles Brassens (French pronunciation: [ʒɔʁʒ(ə) ʃaʁl bʁasɛ̃s], Occitan: [ˈbɾasens]; 22 October 1921 – 29 October 1981) was a French singer-songwriter and poet. As an iconic figure in France, he achieved fame through his elegant songs with their harmonically complex music for voice and guitar and articulate, diverse lyrics. He is considered one of France's most accomplished postwar poets. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Georges Brassens has received more than 553,984 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Georges Brassens is the 152nd most popular singer (down from 132nd in 2019), the 1,002nd most popular biography from France (down from 863rd in 2019) and the 14th most popular French Singer.

Georges Brassens is a French singer-songwriter and poet. He is most famous for his song "Les copains d'abord" which translates to "Friends First."

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Among singers, Georges Brassens ranks 152 out of 4,381Before him are Esma Redžepova, Roberto Carlos, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Barbara Strozzi, Ofra Haza, and Shakira. After him are Sofia Rotaru, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Drake, İbrahim Tatlıses, Tori Amos, and Tony Bennett.

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Among people born in 1921, Georges Brassens ranks 50Before him are Dobrica Ćosić, Jean, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, Abdul Salam Arif, Kenneth Arrow, Nexhmije Hoxha, and Herschel Grynszpan. After him are Mary Jackson, Telmo Zarra, James Jones, Deborah Kerr, Harald Quandt, and Zdeněk Miler. Among people deceased in 1981, Georges Brassens ranks 28Before him are Marcel Breuer, William Saroyan, Samuel Barber, A. J. Cronin, Karl Böhm, and Miroslav Krleža. After him are Max Delbrück, Abel Gance, Will Durant, Joseph Murphy, Zarah Leander, and Mehmet Shehu.

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In France

Among people born in France, Georges Brassens ranks 1,002 out of 6,770Before him are Louis-Eugène Cavaignac (1802), Michèle Morgan (1920), Pierre-Charles Villeneuve (1763), Jacques Cassini (1677), Jacques Hadamard (1865), and Jean Moulin (1899). After him are René Girard (1923), Pauline Viardot (1821), Leonard of Noblac (496), Alice Guy-Blaché (1873), Raymond Poulidor (1936), and Claude Louis Hector de Villars (1653).

Among SINGERS In France

Among singers born in France, Georges Brassens ranks 14Before him are Françoise Hardy (1944), Gilbert Bécaud (1927), Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo (1974), Marie-Louise O'Murphy (1737), Manu Chao (1961), and Maria Malibran (1808). After him are Desireless (1952), Charles Trenet (1913), Caterina Valente (1931), Jacqueline Boyer (1941), Barbara (1930), and Warda Al-Jazairia (1939).