Georges Brassens

1921 - 1981

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Georges Charles Brassens (French pronunciation: ​[ʒɔʁʒ(ə) ʃaʁl bʁasɛ̃s]; 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 446,253 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Georges Brassens is the 152nd most popular singer (down from 117th in 2019), the 1,019th most popular biography from France (down from 801st in 2019) and the 13th 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 3,541Before him are Roberto Carlos, Nicolai Ghiaurov, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Eduard Khil, Charles Trenet, and Ivan Rebroff. After him are Nina Hagen, Caterina Valente, Billy Joel, Ben E. King, Shakira, and Suzi Quatro.

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Among people born in 1921, Georges Brassens ranks 50Before him are Lydia Litvyak, Alida Valli, Edgar Morin, Sugar Ray Robinson, Marija Gimbutas, and Arthur Leonard Schawlow. After him are Yoichiro Nambu, Yitzhak Navon, Paul Watzlawick, Zdeněk Miler, Giuseppe Di Stefano, and Alexandra of Yugoslavia. Among people deceased in 1981, Georges Brassens ranks 28Before him are Odd Hassel, Hideki Yukawa, Joseph Murphy, Karl Böhm, Mehmet Shehu, and Zarah Leander. After him are Bill Haley, Eugenio Montale, Abel Gance, David Wechsler, Max Delbrück, and Miroslav Krleža.

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In France

Among people born in France, Georges Brassens ranks 1,019 out of 5,234Before him are Francis, Count of Vendôme (1470), Pierre Janssen (1824), Maurice Halbwachs (1877), Charles Trenet (1913), Philip I, Duke of Burgundy (1346), and Charles Maurras (1868). After him are Fanny Ardant (1949), Étienne Bézout (1730), Jan Gossaert (1478), Jean-Pierre Léaud (1944), François Cluzet (1955), and Michèle Morgan (1920).

Among SINGERS In France

Among singers born in France, Georges Brassens ranks 13Before him are France Gall (1947), Françoise Hardy (1944), Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo (1974), Maria Malibran (1808), Gilbert Bécaud (1927), and Charles Trenet (1913). After him are Caterina Valente (1931), Manu Chao (1961), Marie-Louise O'Murphy (1737), Desireless (1952), Jacqueline Boyer (1941), and Barbara (1930).