John Lennon

1940 - 1980

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John Winston Ono Lennon (born John Winston Lennon; 9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980) was an English singer, songwriter and musician. He gained worldwide fame as the founder, co-lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist of the Beatles. His work included music, writing, drawings and film. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Lennon has received more than 43,409,798 page views. His biography is available in 136 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 129 in 2019). John Lennon is the 7th most popular musician (down from 6th in 2019), the 41st most popular biography from United Kingdom and the 2nd most popular British Musician.

John Lennon is most famous for being the lead singer of the Beatles, and for being one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century.

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  • 43M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 80.02

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 136

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 7.65

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 6.21

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of John Lennons by language

Over the past year John Lennon has had the most page views in the with 5,330,505 views, followed by Spanish (898,266), and Japanese (656,619). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are (1,971.67%), (324.80%), and Lombard (234.03%)


Among musicians, John Lennon ranks 7 out of 3,175Before him are Michael Jackson, Bob Marley, Paul McCartney, Freddie Mercury, Franz Liszt, and Niccolò Paganini. After him are Clara Schumann, Louis Armstrong, Bob Dylan, Elton John, Jimi Hendrix, and Madonna.

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Among people born in 1940, John Lennon ranks 5Before him are Pelé, Bruce Lee, Margrethe II of Denmark, and Al Pacino. After him are Zodiac Killer, Chuck Norris, Annie Ernaux, Michael Gambon, Constantine II of Greece, Ringo Starr, and Nursultan Nazarbayev. Among people deceased in 1980, John Lennon ranks 5Before him are Josip Broz Tito, Jean-Paul Sartre, Karl Dönitz, and Alfred Hitchcock. After him are Jean Piaget, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Erich Fromm, Roland Barthes, Bon Scott, Oskar Kokoschka, and Steve McQueen.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Lennon ranks 41 out of 8,785Before him are Jane Austen (1775), Robert Hooke (1635), David Hume (1711), Mary I of England (1516), John Maynard Keynes (1883), and Alfred Hitchcock (1899). After him are John Major (1943), John Dalton (1766), Bertrand Russell (1872), Arthur Conan Doyle (1859), David Ricardo (1772), and Cecil Rhodes (1853).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, John Lennon ranks 2Before him are Paul McCartney (1942). After him are Elton John (1947), George Harrison (1943), Jeff Beck (1944), Ringo Starr (1940), Bon Scott (1946), Mark Knopfler (1949), Cat Stevens (1948), Eric Clapton (1945), Brian May (1947), and Roger Waters (1943).