João Gilberto

1931 - 2019

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João Gilberto (born João Gilberto Prado Pereira de Oliveira – Portuguese: [ʒuˈɐ̃w ʒiwˈbɛʁtu]; 10 June 1931 – 6 July 2019) was a Brazilian singer, songwriter, and guitarist, who was a pioneer of the musical genre of bossa nova in the late 1950s. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of João Gilberto has received more than 1,052,538 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 44 in 2019). João Gilberto is the 90th most popular musician (down from 32nd in 2019), the 29th most popular biography from Brazil (down from 6th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Brazilian Musician.

João Gilberto is most famous for being the inventor of Bossa Nova, a type of Brazilian music that is popular in the United States.

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Among musicians, João Gilberto ranks 90 out of 2,675Before him are Maurice Gibb, Angus Young, Paco de Lucía, Robert Fripp, Benny Goodman, and Richard Clayderman. After him are Thomas Bangalter, Henryk Wieniawski, John Dowland, Sid Vicious, Victor Borge, and Gary Moore.

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Among people born in 1931, João Gilberto ranks 28Before him are Leonard Nimoy, Josef Masopust, D. B. Cooper, Jim Jones, Guy Debord, and Desmond Tutu. After him are Roger Penrose, John le Carré, William Shatner, Larry Hagman, Rupert Murdoch, and Anne Bancroft. Among people deceased in 2019, João Gilberto ranks 22Before him are Immanuel Wallerstein, Mohamed Morsi, Karel Gott, Bibi Andersson, I. M. Pei, and Albert Finney. After him are Michel Legrand, Anna Karina, Kary Mullis, Beji Caid Essebsi, Murray Gell-Mann, and Ratko Janev.

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In Brazil

Among people born in Brazil, João Gilberto ranks 29 out of 1,947Before him are Carlos Alberto Torres (1944), Emerson Fittipaldi (1946), Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887), Getúlio Vargas (1882), Ronaldinho (1980), and Nílton Santos (1925). After him are Sérgio Vieira de Mello (1948), Djalma Santos (1929), Carlos Alberto Parreira (1943), Maria II of Portugal (1819), Romário (1966), and Jairzinho (1944).

Among MUSICIANS In Brazil

Among musicians born in Brazil, João Gilberto ranks 2Before him are Antônio Carlos Jobim (1927). After him are Gilberto Gil (1942), Caetano Veloso (1942), Chico Buarque (1944), Sérgio Mendes (1941), Baden Powell (1937), Milton Nascimento (1942), Toquinho (1946), Hermeto Pascoal (1936), Nelson Freire (1944), and Zequinha de Abreu (1880).

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