Joe Louis

1914 - 1981

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Joseph Louis Barrow (May 13, 1914 – April 12, 1981) was an American professional boxer who competed from 1934 to 1951. Nicknamed "the Brown Bomber", Louis is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential boxers of all time. He reigned as the world heavyweight champion from 1937 until his temporary retirement in 1949. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joe Louis has received more than 7,049,705 page views. His biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 54 in 2019). Joe Louis is the 7th most popular boxer (down from 5th in 2019), the 657th most popular biography from United States (up from 691st in 2019) and the 7th most popular American Boxer.

Joe Louis was a heavyweight boxing champion from 1937 to 1949. He was the first African American to win the heavyweight championship of the world.

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  • 7.0M

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  • 65.05

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  • 55

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.64

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.83

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Joe Louis by language

Over the past year Joe Louis has had the most page views in the with 782,268 views, followed by Italian (61,174), and Russian (59,951). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Simple English (112.42%), Turkish (111.42%), and Malagasy (97.31%)


Among boxers, Joe Louis ranks 7 out of 496Before him are Muhammad Ali, Rocky Marciano, Joe Frazier, Mike Tyson, George Foreman, and Sugar Ray Robinson. After him are Floyd Mayweather Jr., Max Schmeling, Jake LaMotta, Sonny Liston, Carlos Monzón, and Evander Holyfield.

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Among people born in 1914, Joe Louis ranks 22Before him are Bohumil Hrabal, Abd al-Karim Qasim, Romain Gary, William S. Burroughs, Willi Stoph, and Lída Baarová. After him are Aribert Heim, Richard Laurence Millington Synge, Karl Carstens, Joe DiMaggio, Raymond Davis Jr., and Muhammad Nasiruddin al-Albani. Among people deceased in 1981, Joe Louis ranks 18Before him are William Wyler, Hans Adolf Krebs, Odd Hassel, Eugenio Montale, Béla Guttmann, and René Clair. After him are Omar Bradley, Harold Urey, Mohammad-Ali Rajai, Marcel Breuer, William Saroyan, and Samuel Barber.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Joe Louis ranks 657 out of 20,380Before him are Paul Berg (1926), George Minot (1885), Gary Becker (1930), Matthew C. Perry (1794), John Glenn (1921), and Billy Graham (1918). After him are Martin Lewis Perl (1927), Michael Crichton (1942), James Rainwater (1917), Dolly Parton (1946), George Peppard (1928), and Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811).

Among BOXERS In United States

Among boxers born in United States, Joe Louis ranks 7Before him are Muhammad Ali (1942), Rocky Marciano (1923), Joe Frazier (1944), Mike Tyson (1966), George Foreman (1949), and Sugar Ray Robinson (1921). After him are Floyd Mayweather Jr. (1977), Jake LaMotta (1922), Sonny Liston (1932), Evander Holyfield (1962), Jack Dempsey (1895), and Larry Holmes (1949).