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 5,630,664 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). Joe Louis is the 5th most popular boxer, the 623rd most popular biography from United States (up from 689th in 2019) and the 5th 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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Among boxers, Joe Louis ranks 5 out of 324Before him are Muhammad Ali, Rocky Marciano, Joe Frazier, and Mike Tyson. After him are George Foreman, Max Schmeling, Floyd Mayweather Jr., Sugar Ray Robinson, Jake LaMotta, Sonny Liston, and Rubin Carter.

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Among people born in 1914, Joe Louis ranks 20Before him are Alec Guinness, Octavio Paz, Richard Widmark, Tyrone Power, Bohumil Hrabal, and Lída Baarová. After him are Aribert Heim, Jonas Salk, Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr, Willi Stoph, Joe DiMaggio, and Desmond Llewelyn. Among people deceased in 1981, Joe Louis ranks 16Before him are Frederica of Hanover, Soong Ching-ling, Natalie Wood, William Holden, A. J. Cronin, and Béla Guttmann. After him are Harold Urey, René Clair, Samuel Barber, Omar Bradley, William Saroyan, and Odd Hassel.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Joe Louis ranks 623 out of 15,968Before him are Harold Lasswell (1902), Robert McNamara (1916), Kary Mullis (1944), John Browning (1855), Robert Ludlum (1927), and Victor Fleming (1889). After him are Philip Johnson (1906), Bill Cosby (1937), Diana Ross (1944), Paul Allen (1953), Charles Greeley Abbot (1872), and Harold Urey (1893).

Among BOXERS In United States

Among boxers born in United States, Joe Louis ranks 5Before him are Muhammad Ali (1942), Rocky Marciano (1923), Joe Frazier (1944), and Mike Tyson (1966). After him are George Foreman (1949), Floyd Mayweather Jr. (1977), Sugar Ray Robinson (1921), Jake LaMotta (1922), Sonny Liston (1932), Rubin Carter (1937), and Evander Holyfield (1962).