Joe Louis

1914 - 1981

Joe Louis

Joseph Louis Barrow (May 13, 1914 – April 12, 1981), known professionally as Joe Louis, was an American professional boxer who competed from 1934 to 1951. He reigned as the world heavyweight champion from 1937 to 1949, and is considered to be one of the greatest heavyweight boxers of all time. Nicknamed the Brown Bomber, Louis' championship reign lasted 140 consecutive months, during which he participated in 26 championship fights. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joe Louis has received more than 4,213,120 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 5th most popular boxer.

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  • 63.18

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  • 47

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  • 4.35

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.48

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among boxers, Joe Louis ranks 5 out of 186Before him are Muhammad Ali, Rocky Marciano, Joe Frazier, and Mike Tyson. After him are Max Schmeling, Floyd Mayweather Jr., James J. Braddock, Sugar Ray Robinson, Jake LaMotta, George Foreman, and László Papp.

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Among people born in 1914, Joe Louis ranks 25Before him are Alec Guinness, Tyrone Power, Ahmed Hassan al-Bakr, Raymond Davis Jr., Willi Stoph, and Joe DiMaggio. After him are Karl Carstens, Abd al-Karim Qasim, Gino Bartali, Jonas Salk, Philippe Ariès, and Pierre Balmain. Among people deceased in 1981, Joe Louis ranks 23Before him are Marcel Breuer, A. J. Cronin, William Holden, Omar Bradley, William Saroyan, and René Clair. After him are Samuel Barber, Bill Shankly, Georges Brassens, Joseph Murphy, Karl Böhm, and Max Delbrück.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Joe Louis ranks 689 out of 12,171Before him are Theodore Schultz (1902), Nancy Sinatra (1940), Paul Allen (1953), Edward Mills Purcell (1912), Stanley Cohen (1922), and Stanley Milgram (1933). After him are Quincy Jones (1933), Diana Ross (1944), Robert Nozick (1938), Montgomery Clift (1920), Martha Graham (1894), and Pat Morita (1932).

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 Floyd Mayweather Jr. (1977), James J. Braddock (1905), Sugar Ray Robinson (1921), Jake LaMotta (1922), George Foreman (1949), Jack Dempsey (1895), and Floyd Patterson (1935).