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Johannes Kotkas

1915 - 1998

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Johannes Kotkas (3 February 1915 – 8 May 1998) was a heavyweight Greco-Roman wrestler from Estonia who won a gold medal at the 1952 Summer Olympics. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Johannes Kotkas has received more than 24,422 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. Johannes Kotkas is the 64th most popular wrestler (up from 73rd in 2019), the 117th most popular biography from Estonia (down from 116th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Estonian Wrestler.

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  • 24k

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  • 48.18

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 16

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.04

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  • 1.77

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among wrestlers, Johannes Kotkas ranks 64 out of 700Before him are The Iron Sheik, Rey Mysterio, Darren Young, Dusty Rhodes, Väinö Kokkinen, and Claes Johanson. After him are Carl Westergren, Dietmar Lorenz, Pat Patterson, Roman Reigns, Shawn Michaels, and Axel Cadier.

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Among people born in 1915, Johannes Kotkas ranks 171Before him are Ann Sheridan, Boris Paichadze, John Randolph, Teoctist Arăpașu, Aldo Boffi, and Priscilla Lane. After him are Knut Nystedt, David Stirling, Georges Guétary, Herma Bauma, Zero Mostel, and Alvin M. Weinberg. Among people deceased in 1998, Johannes Kotkas ranks 182Before him are Michael Tippett, Pruden, Jafar Sharif-Emami, Władysław Komar, António Ribeiro, and Mary Millar. After him are Rob Pilatus, Ted Fujita, William Gaddis, Bobo Brazil, Gottfried Dienst, and Kim Ki-young.

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In Estonia

Among people born in Estonia, Johannes Kotkas ranks 117 out of 310Before him are Andres Tarand (1940), Jaan Kikkas (1892), Juhan Liiv (1864), Friedebert Tuglas (1886), Ferdinand Johann Wiedemann (1805), and Rudolf Tobias (1873). After him are Jakob Hurt (1839), Friedrich Robert Faehlmann (1798), Pavel Schilling (1786), Johann Köler (1826), Mart Helme (1949), and Mart Siimann (1946).

Among WRESTLERS In Estonia

Among wrestlers born in Estonia, Johannes Kotkas ranks 5Before him are George Hackenschmidt (1877), Eduard Pütsep (1898), Martin Klein (1884), and Kristjan Palusalu (1908). After him are Voldemar Väli (1903), Osvald Käpp (1905), Indrek Pertelson (1971), Heiki Nabi (1985), and Martin Padar (1979).