Gilberto Gil

1942 - Today

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Gilberto Passos Gil Moreira (Brazilian Portuguese: [ʒiwˈbɛʁtu ˈʒiw]; born 26 June 1942), is a Brazilian singer-songwriter and politician, known for both his musical innovation and political activism. From 2003 to 2008, he served as Brazil's Minister of Culture in the administration of President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gilberto Gil has received more than 739,411 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia. Gilberto Gil is the 175th most popular musician, the 59th most popular biography from Brazil (down from 52nd in 2019) and the 4th most popular Brazilian Musician.

Gilberto Gil is most famous for his work as a composer, singer, and guitarist. He was also a politician in Brazil.

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  • 740k

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  • 62.81

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 43

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.58

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.64

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among musicians, Gilberto Gil ranks 175 out of 3,175Before him are Brian Eno, Klaus Nomi, Ian Paice, Itzhak Perlman, Anton Diabelli, and Lucio Dalla. After him are Bill Wyman, Ritchie Valens, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Bono, Rudolf Schenker, and Duff McKagan.

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Among people born in 1942, Gilberto Gil ranks 72Before him are Felipe González, Giacomo Agostini, Thabo Mbeki, Tony Buzan, René Angélil, and Carlos Reutemann. After him are Mehran Karimi Nasseri, Emmerson Mnangagwa, Vicente Fox, Maurizio Pollini, Muhammadu Buhari, and Junichiro Koizumi.

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In Brazil

Among people born in Brazil, Gilberto Gil ranks 59 out of 2,236Before him are Tostão (1947), Caetano Veloso (1942), Fernando Henrique Cardoso (1931), Astrud Gilberto (1940), Ademir de Menezes (1922), and Roberto Carlos (1941). After him are Wilson Fittipaldi Júnior (1943), Deodoro da Fonseca (1827), Vinicius de Moraes (1913), Machado de Assis (1839), Hebe Camargo (1929), and Pepe (1935).

Among MUSICIANS In Brazil

Among musicians born in Brazil, Gilberto Gil ranks 4Before him are Antônio Carlos Jobim (1927), João Gilberto (1931), and Caetano Veloso (1942). After him are Chico Buarque (1944), Baden Powell (1937), Sérgio Mendes (1941), Milton Nascimento (1942), Toquinho (1946), Rita Lee (1947), Nelson Freire (1944), and Hermeto Pascoal (1936).