SWIMMER

Johnny Weissmuller

1904 - 1984

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Johnny Weissmuller (born Johann Peter Weißmüller; June 2, 1904 – January 20, 1984) was an American Olympic swimmer, water polo player and actor. He was known for having one of the best competitive swimming records of the 20th century. He set numerous world records alongside winning five gold medals in the Olympics. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Johnny Weissmuller has received more than 2,972,985 page views. His biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia. Johnny Weissmuller is the most popular swimmer, the 17th most popular biography from Romania (down from 13th in 2019) and the most popular Swimmer.

Johnny Weissmuller was an Olympic swimmer who won five gold medals and one silver medal. He is most famous for being the first man to break the one minute barrier in the 100 meter freestyle, and for being the first person to win three consecutive Olympic gold medals in the 100 meter freestyle.

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Among SWIMMERS

Among swimmers, Johnny Weissmuller ranks 1 out of 392After him are Michael Phelps, Mark Spitz, Alfréd Hajós, Gertrude Ederle, Duke Kahanamoku, Rie Mastenbroek, Roland Matthes, Don Schollander, Arne Borg, Kornelia Ender, and Greta Andersen.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1904, Johnny Weissmuller ranks 12Before him are Alexei Nikolaevich, Tsarevich of Russia, Cary Grant, Umberto II of Italy, B. F. Skinner, Jean Gabin, and J. Robert Oppenheimer. After him are Graham Greene, Alexei Kosygin, Karl Brandt, Kurt Georg Kiesinger, Joan Crawford, and George Gamow. Among people deceased in 1984, Johnny Weissmuller ranks 7Before him are Michel Foucault, Richard Burton, Yuri Andropov, Indira Gandhi, François Truffaut, and Paul Dirac. After him are Martin Niemöller, Ray Kroc, Mikhail Sholokhov, Truman Capote, Ed Gein, and Alfred Kastler.

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In Romania

Among people born in Romania, Johnny Weissmuller ranks 17 out of 665Before him are Michael I of Romania (1921), Ion Antonescu (1882), Béla IV of Hungary (1206), Mircea Eliade (1907), Carol II of Romania (1893), and Vlad II Dracul (1395). After him are Béla Kun (1886), Paul Celan (1920), Constantin Brâncuși (1876), Stephen III of Moldavia (1433), Herta Müller (1953), and Ion Iliescu (1930).

Among SWIMMERS In Romania

Among swimmers born in Romania, Johnny Weissmuller ranks 1After him are Camelia Potec (1982) and Robert Glință (1997).