Gheorghe Gruia

1940 - 2015

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Gheorghe Gruia Marinescu (October 2, 1940 – December 9, 2015) was a Romanian handball player, coach and sports official. Born in Bucharest, Gruia won the gold medal in the 1964 World Handball Championship and the 1970 World Championship. In the 1972 Summer Olympics he won the bronze medal with the Romanian team and become the top scorer of the competition with 37 goals. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gheorghe Gruia has received more than 45,104 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Gheorghe Gruia is the 5th most popular handball player (down from 3rd in 2019), the 271st most popular biography from Romania (down from 245th in 2019) and the most popular Romanian Handball Player.

Memorability Metrics

  • 45k

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  • 50.97

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 18

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.32

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 1.72

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Over the past year Gheorghe Gruia has had the most page views in the with 5,566 views, followed by Romanian (4,351), and German (2,594). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Serbo-Croatian (575.86%), Catalan (56.82%), and Finnish (40.00%)


Among handball players, Gheorghe Gruia ranks 5 out of 420Before him are Veselin Vujović, Talant Duyshebaev, Nikola Karabatić, and Mikkel Hansen. After him are Magnus Wislander, Ivano Balić, Abaz Arslanagić, Staffan Olsson, Franz Brunner, Branislav Pokrajac, and Zinaida Turchyna.

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Among people born in 1940, Gheorghe Gruia ranks 274Before him are Alain Calmat, José de Anchieta Fontana, Francesco Guccini, Endre Szemerédi, Luis María Echeberría, and Farooq Leghari. After him are Li Zhaoxing, Fakhruddin Ahmed, Johnny Nash, Levon Helm, Richard Lynch, and Jacques Duquesne. Among people deceased in 2015, Gheorghe Gruia ranks 206Before him are Ellsworth Kelly, Robert Z'Dar, Ján Chryzostom Korec, Ants Antson, Oʻtkir Sultonov, and Nicolae Rainea. After him are Tadeusz Konwicki, Gunnar Hansen, Hermann Zapf, Jules Bianchi, Fred Thompson, and Roddy Piper.

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In Romania

Among people born in Romania, Gheorghe Gruia ranks 271 out of 844Before him are Emil Racoviță (1868), Nichita Stănescu (1933), Eva Mozes Kor (1934), Natalya Varley (1947), Margit Kaffka (1880), and Nicolae Rainea (1933). After him are Mihaela Peneș (1947), Marius Lăcătuș (1964), Gheorghe Bibescu (1804), Nicolae Kovács (1911), Theodor Stolojan (1943), and Viorica Dăncilă (1963).


Among handball players born in Romania, Gheorghe Gruia ranks 1After him are Ștefan Birtalan (1948), Radu Voina (1950), Cristian Gațu (1945), Cristina Neagu (1988), Marian Cozma (1982), Gheorghe Dogărescu (1960), and Mihaela Ciobanu (1973).