Klaus Nomi

1944 - 1983

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Klaus Sperber (24 January 1944 – 6 August 1983), known professionally as Klaus Nomi, was a German countertenor noted for his wide vocal range and an unusual, otherworldly stage persona. In the 1970s Nomi immersed himself in the East Village art scene. He was known for his bizarre and visionary theatrical live performances, heavy make-up, unusual costumes, and a highly stylized signature hairdo that flaunted a receding hairline. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Klaus Nomi has received more than 1,450,462 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Klaus Nomi is the 170th most popular musician (up from 209th in 2019), the 819th most popular biography from Germany (up from 1,007th in 2019) and the 8th most popular German Musician.

Klaus nomi is most famous for his work in the field of nanotechnology. In the 1980s, he was one of the first to explore the use of nanotechnology for drug delivery.

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  • 25

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  • 6.30

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  • 2.16

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Over the past year Klaus Nomi has had the most page views in the with 185,580 views, followed by German (78,992), and French (60,688). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Swedish (215.26%), Galician (115.27%), and Lithuanian (65.95%)


Among musicians, Klaus Nomi ranks 170 out of 3,175Before him are Joseph Joachim, Chick Corea, George Martin, José Feliciano, Giovanni Battista Viotti, and Brian Eno. After him are Ian Paice, Itzhak Perlman, Anton Diabelli, Lucio Dalla, Gilberto Gil, and Bill Wyman.

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Among people born in 1944, Klaus Nomi ranks 69Before him are Bora Milutinović, Leila Khaled, Makoto Kobayashi, Udo Kier, Serge Haroche, and Abdul Hamid. After him are Claudia Mori, Bernhard Schlink, Jonathan Demme, Gérard Mourou, Nǃxau ǂToma, and Kary Mullis. Among people deceased in 1983, Klaus Nomi ranks 27Before him are Gerhard Barkhorn, Alfred Tarski, Gloria Swanson, Ulf von Euler, Aleksandar Ranković, and John Fante. After him are Luis Monti, Anna Seghers, Muddy Waters, Prince Charles, Count of Flanders, Maurice Ronet, and Osvaldo Dorticós Torrado.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Klaus Nomi ranks 819 out of 7,253Before him are Philip I, Landgrave of Hesse (1504), Walter Hallstein (1901), Albert of Brandenburg (1490), Wilhelm Windelband (1848), Günther Prien (1908), and Hermann of Reichenau (1013). After him are Peter Weiss (1916), Frei Otto (1925), Thomas Bach (1953), George, King of Saxony (1832), Bruno Walter (1876), and Sophie of Württemberg (1818).

Among MUSICIANS In Germany

Among musicians born in Germany, Klaus Nomi ranks 8Before him are Leopold Mozart (1719), Till Lindemann (1963), Frank Farian (1941), Carlos Kleiber (1930), Hans von Bülow (1830), and James Last (1929). After him are Rudolf Schenker (1948), Wilhelm Kempff (1895), André Previn (1929), Johann Friedrich Franz Burgmüller (1806), Friedrich Kalkbrenner (1784), and Richard Z. Kruspe (1967).