Johannes Heesters

1903 - 2011

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Johan Marius Nicolaas Heesters (5 December 1903 – 24 December 2011), known professionally as Johannes Heesters, was a Dutch actor of stage, television and film, as well as a vocalist of numerous recordings and performer on the concert stage with a career dating back to the 1920s. He worked as an actor until his death and is one of the oldest performing entertainers in history, performing shortly before his death at the age of 108. Heesters was almost exclusively active in the German-speaking world from the mid-1930s and became a film star in Nazi Germany, which later led to controversy in his native country. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Johannes Heesters has received more than 259,760 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 51 in 2019). Johannes Heesters is the 945th most popular actor (down from 931st in 2019), the 216th most popular biography from Netherlands (down from 199th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Dutch Actor.

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  • 260k

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  • 59.27

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 52

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.63

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.44

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Johannes Heesters by language

Over the past year Johannes Heesters has had the most page views in the with 193,576 views, followed by English (31,845), and Dutch (17,961). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Malagasy (114.88%), West Frisian (98.57%), and Dutch (67.50%)


Among actors, Johannes Heesters ranks 945 out of 13,578Before him are Michelle Rodriguez, Ryan Reynolds, Corinne Cléry, Audrey Tautou, Catherine O'Hara, and Ann-Margret. After him are Marthe Keller, Lucy Liu, Arletty, Brigitte Helm, Helena Rojo, and Conchata Ferrell.

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Among people born in 1903, Johannes Heesters ranks 75Before him are Joan Robinson, Sadegh Hedayat, Fritz Bauer, Waldemar Hoven, Kim Chaek, and Maria Reiche. After him are Henry Corbin, Werner Best, Bob Hope, Karl Eberhard Schöngarth, Charlotte Perriand, and Yevgeny Mravinsky. Among people deceased in 2011, Johannes Heesters ranks 70Before him are Daniel Bell, Richard Hamilton, Baruch Samuel Blumberg, Cliff Robertson, Itamar Franco, and Yelena Bonner. After him are Ferenc Mádl, Tom Gehrels, Masahiro Hamazaki, Michael Gough, Paul Baran, and Vasily Alekseyev.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Johannes Heesters ranks 216 out of 1,646Before him are Wim Jansen (1946), Antonis Mor (1519), Abraham Kuyper (1837), Samuel Dirksz van Hoogstraten (1627), Peter Stuyvesant (1612), and Willem van Aelst (1627). After him are Anton Geesink (1934), Cornelis van Haarlem (1562), Tjalling Koopmans (1910), Johan van Oldenbarnevelt (1547), L. E. J. Brouwer (1881), and Countess Louise Juliana of Nassau (1576).

Among ACTORS In Netherlands

Among actors born in Netherlands, Johannes Heesters ranks 5Before him are Rutger Hauer (1944), Sylvia Kristel (1952), Famke Janssen (1964), and Jeroen Krabbé (1944). After him are Carel Struycken (1948), Fons Rademakers (1920), Nina Foch (1924), Herman van Veen (1945), Derek de Lint (1950), Carice van Houten (1976), and Maruschka Detmers (1962).

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