Hank Williams

1923 - 1953

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Hiram King "Hank" Williams (September 17, 1923 – January 1, 1953) was an American singer-songwriter. He is regarded as one of the most significant and influential American singers and songwriters of the 20th century. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Hank Williams has received more than 12,607,720 page views. His biography is available in 64 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 62 in 2019). Hank Williams is the 328th most popular singer (down from 256th in 2019), the 1,885th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,682nd in 2019) and the 102nd most popular American Singer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 13M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 58.30

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 64

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.16

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 6.77

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Hank Williams by language

Over the past year Hank Williams has had the most page views in the with 1,349,988 views, followed by German (55,966), and French (31,767). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Latvian (127.35%), Occitan (114.04%), and Basque (83.53%)


Among singers, Hank Williams ranks 328 out of 4,381Before him are Rod Evans, Jimmy Cliff, Karen Carpenter, Peter Green, Sarah Brightman, and Youssou N'Dour. After him are Marc Bolan, Đorđe Balašević, Loalwa Braz, Alpha Blondy, Natalia Oreiro, and Connie Francis.

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Among people born in 1923, Hank Williams ranks 82Before him are Leonid Gaidai, Reinhart Koselleck, André Courrèges, Ernest Mandel, Alicia de Larrocha, and Richard Avedon. After him are Zarifa Aliyeva, Ousmane Sembène, Valentina Cortese, André Gorz, Richard Pipes, and Yaşar Kemal. Among people deceased in 1953, Hank Williams ranks 44Before him are Hugo Schmeisser, Mary Anderson, Jean Epstein, Johan Laidoner, Alice Prin, and Elsa Beskow. After him are Princess Irene of Hesse and by Rhine, Noe Zhordania, Nobutake Kondō, Bill Tilden, Yasuhito, Prince Chichibu, and Stanisław Wojciechowski.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Hank Williams ranks 1,885 out of 20,380Before him are Walter A. Shewhart (1891), Richard R. Schrock (1945), Jack Daniel (1850), Richard Avedon (1923), Stanley Kramer (1913), and Angie Dickinson (1931). After him are Frank Bunker Gilbreth Sr. (1868), Jeff Kinney (1971), Brad Davis (1949), Ron Paul (1935), Charles W. Morris (1903), and Cyrus Vance (1917).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Hank Williams ranks 102Before him are Cab Calloway (1907), Axl Rose (1962), Joey Ramone (1951), Adelaide Hall (1901), Carole King (1942), and Karen Carpenter (1950). After him are Connie Francis (1938), Eric Adams (1952), Christina Aguilera (1980), Joe Lynn Turner (1951), Gene Vincent (1935), and Billy Preston (1946).