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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. Gil's musical style incorporates an eclectic range of influences, including rock, Brazilian genres including samba, African music, and reggae. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gilberto Gil has received more than 642,384 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 44 in 2019). Gilberto Gil is the 173rd most popular musician (up from 184th in 2019), the 52nd most popular biography from Brazil (up from 58th 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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  • 43

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  • 4.12

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  • 3.91

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Among musicians, Gilberto Gil ranks 173 out of 2,662Before him are Cyndi Lauper, Brian Eno, Willie Nelson, Herbie Hancock, Joni Mitchell, and Nam June Paik. After him are Charles-Valentin Alkan, Keith Jarrett, Wilhelm Kempff, Giya Kancheli, Chris Isaak, and Emil Gilels.

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Among people born in 1942, Gilberto Gil ranks 81Before him are Jean-Claude Trichet, Daniel Dennett, Caetano Veloso, George Vella, Vladimír Mečiar, and Muhammadu Buhari. After him are Junichiro Koizumi, Daniela Bianchi, Emmerson Mnangagwa, Sandro Mazzola, Mehran Karimi Nasseri, and Donna Leon.

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In Brazil

Among people born in Brazil, Gilberto Gil ranks 52 out of 2,067Before him are Paulo Roberto Falcão (1953), Zito (1932), Neymar (1992), Dani Alves (1983), Caetano Veloso (1942), and Fernando Henrique Cardoso (1931). After him are Cafu (1970), Kaká (1982), Machado de Assis (1839), Tostão (1947), Vinicius de Moraes (1913), and Ademir de Menezes (1922).

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 Nelson Freire (1944), Chico Buarque (1944), Sérgio Mendes (1941), Milton Nascimento (1942), Baden Powell (1937), Toquinho (1946), Zequinha de Abreu (1880), and Hermeto Pascoal (1936).

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