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Jussi Björling

1911 - 1960

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Johan Jonatan "Jussi" Björling ( YOO-see BYOR-ling, Swedish: [ˈjɵ̌sːɪ ˈbjœ̂ːɭɪŋ]; 5 February 1911 – 9 September 1960) was a Swedish tenor. One of the leading operatic singers of the 20th century, Björling appeared for many years at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City and less frequently at the major European opera houses, including the Royal Opera House in London and La Scala in Milan. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jussi Björling has received more than 385,210 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Jussi Björling is the 279th most popular singer (down from 269th in 2019), the 214th most popular biography from Sweden (up from 217th in 2019) and the 7th most popular Swedish Singer.

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Among singers, Jussi Björling ranks 279 out of 3,528Before him are Rod Evans, Ajda Pekkan, Sammy Davis Jr., Tim Staffell, Stevie Nicks, and Peter Green. After him are Umberto Tozzi, R. Kelly, Serge Reggiani, Fancy, Bülent Ersoy, and Rita Pavone.

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Among people born in 1911, Jussi Björling ranks 72Before him are Stanisława Walasiewicz, George Stigler, Lee Yoo-hyung, Princess Isabelle of Orléans-Braganza, Mahalia Jackson, and Alfonso García Robles. After him are Qian Xuesen, Hubert Humphrey, Ishirō Honda, Elizabeth Bishop, Renée Simonot, and William Stuart-Houston. Among people deceased in 1960, Jussi Björling ranks 42Before him are Dimitri Mitropoulos, Salvatore Ferragamo, Norodom Suramarit, Clara Haskil, Soghomon Tehlirian, and A. L. Kroeber. After him are Otoya Yamaguchi, Jacques Becker, Frank Lloyd, Inejiro Asanuma, Leonard Woolley, and Yan Xishan.

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In Sweden

Among people born in Sweden, Jussi Björling ranks 214 out of 1,612Before him are Salomon August Andrée (1854), Eric X of Sweden (1180), Anna Lindh (1957), Blot-Sweyn (1001), Sverker II of Sweden (1164), and Elizabeth Stride (1843). After him are Carl Gustaf Mosander (1797), Gustav Horn, Count of Pori (1592), Lena Olin (1955), Canute II of Sweden (1200), Lennart Bernadotte (1909), and Richeza of Poland, Queen of Sweden (1116).

Among SINGERS In Sweden

Among singers born in Sweden, Jussi Björling ranks 7Before him are Agnetha Fältskog (1950), Marie Fredriksson (1958), Jenny Lind (1820), Birgit Nilsson (1918), Zarah Leander (1907), and Nicolai Gedda (1925). After him are Joey Tempest (1963), Basshunter (1984), Lill-Babs (1938), Anette Olzon (1971), Siw Malmkvist (1936), and Monica Zetterlund (1937).