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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 6,160,973 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 53 in 2019). Joe Louis is the 5th most popular boxer, the 691st most popular biography from United States (down from 623rd 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 326Before him are Muhammad Ali, Rocky Marciano, Mike Tyson, and Joe Frazier. After him are Floyd Mayweather Jr., George Foreman, Max Schmeling, Sugar Ray Robinson, Sonny Liston, Jake LaMotta, and Jack Dempsey.

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Among people born in 1914, Joe Louis ranks 23Before him are William S. Burroughs, Richard Widmark, Lída Baarová, Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr, Jonas Salk, and Willi Stoph. After him are Abd al-Karim Qasim, Desmond Llewelyn, Karl Carstens, Joe DiMaggio, Philippe Ariès, and George Dantzig. Among people deceased in 1981, Joe Louis ranks 19Before him are William Holden, Hideki Yukawa, René Clair, Béla Guttmann, Marcel Breuer, and Odd Hassel. After him are Harold Urey, William Saroyan, Omar Bradley, A. J. Cronin, Samuel Barber, and Georges Brassens.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Joe Louis ranks 691 out of 18,182Before him are Donald A. Glaser (1926), Robert Ludlum (1927), Carole Lombard (1908), Robert Altman (1925), Bill de Blasio (1961), and John Irving (1942). After him are Henrietta Swan Leavitt (1868), Chick Corea (1941), Donald Knuth (1938), Victor Fleming (1889), Jamie Lee Curtis (1958), and Roy Orbison (1936).

Among BOXERS In United States

Among boxers born in United States, Joe Louis ranks 5Before him are Muhammad Ali (1942), Rocky Marciano (1923), Mike Tyson (1966), and Joe Frazier (1944). After him are Floyd Mayweather Jr. (1977), George Foreman (1949), Sugar Ray Robinson (1921), Sonny Liston (1932), Jake LaMotta (1922), Jack Dempsey (1895), and Evander Holyfield (1962).