Julia Child

1912 - 2004

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Julia Carolyn Child (née McWilliams; August 15, 1912 – August 13, 2004) was an American chef, author, and television personality. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Julia Child has received more than 12,241,823 page views. Her biography is available in 56 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 54 in 2019). Julia Child is the 3rd most popular chef, the 1,597th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,566th in 2019) and the most popular American Chef.

Memorability Metrics

  • 12M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 59.59

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 56

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.22

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 6.23

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Julia Children by language

Over the past year Julia Child has had the most page views in the with 1,679,583 views, followed by Spanish (61,304), and Russian (51,581). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Simple English (277.64%), Korean (140.42%), and Basque (83.60%)


Among chefs, Julia Child ranks 3 out of 15Before her are Marcus Gavius Apicius, and Joël Robuchon. After her are Franz Sacher, Alain Ducasse, Marie Harel, Gordon Ramsay, Charles Joughin, George Speck, Ferran Adrià, Jamie Oliver, and René Redzepi.

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Among people born in 1912, Julia Child ranks 72Before her are Petar Stambolić, Pat Nixon, A. E. van Vogt, Ivan Yakubovsky, György Sárosi, and Shoichi Nishimura. After her are Taiichi Ohno, Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Abbé Pierre, Princess Caroline-Mathilde of Denmark, Chaïm Perelman, and Kamala Sohonie. Among people deceased in 2004, Julia Child ranks 50Before her are Ko Yong-hui, Nicolai Ghiaurov, Herbert C. Brown, Arthur Hailey, Norberto Bobbio, and Brian Clough. After her are Otto Kumm, Elmer Bernstein, Zelimkhan Yandarbiyev, José López Portillo y Pacheco, Sacha Distel, and Carlos Lacoste.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Julia Child ranks 1,597 out of 20,380Before her are Henry L. Stimson (1867), Barbara Bach (1947), Marilyn Manson (1969), Louise Brooks (1906), Jeffrey DeMunn (1947), and Conrad Hilton (1887). After her are Norman Reedus (1969), Michael Moore (1954), James Ivory (1928), Beyoncé (1981), Steve Ditko (1927), and Karen Grassle (1942).

Among CHEFS In United States

Among chefs born in United States, Julia Child ranks 1After her are George Speck (1824), and Rachael Ray (1968).