Léo Ferré

1916 - 1993

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Léo Ferré (24 August 1916 – 14 July 1993) was a Monégasque poet and composer, and a dynamic and controversial live performer, whose career in France dominated the years after the Second World War until his death. He released some forty albums over this period, composing the music and the majority of the lyrics. He released many hit singles, particularly between 1960 and the mid-seventies. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Léo Ferré has received more than 206,594 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Léo Ferré is the 312th most popular musician (down from 280th in 2019), the 7th most popular biography from Monaco (down from 6th in 2019) and the most popular Monegasque Musician.

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Among musicians, Léo Ferré ranks 312 out of 2,675. Before him are McCoy Tyner, Avicii, Lester Young, Buddy Guy, Isaac Hayes, and Paul Desmond. After him are Robert Trujillo, Chris de Burgh, Beck, Leonid Kogan, Albert King, and Wilhelm Backhaus.

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Among people born in 1916, Léo Ferré ranks 65Before him are Jack Vance, Walt Whitman Rostow, Pérez Prado, Henri Dutilleux, Lilian, Princess of Réthy, and Georg Henrik von Wright. After him are Kristján Eldjárn, Carl Johan Bernadotte, Hassan Gouled Aptidon, Jane Jacobs, Luis Corvalán, and Archduke Felix of Austria. Among people deceased in 1993, Léo Ferré ranks 51Before him are Stewart Granger, Hervé Villechaize, Severo Ochoa, Lucia Popp, György Sárosi, and Arthur Ashe. After him are Helen Hayes, Kakuei Tanaka, Eddie Constantine, Bruno Pontecorvo, Silvina Ocampo, and Don Ameche.

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In Monaco

Among people born in Monaco, Léo Ferré ranks 7 out of 25. Before him are Rainier III, Prince of Monaco (1923), Albert II, Prince of Monaco (1958), Wilhelm Karl, Duke of Urach (1864), Caroline, Princess of Hanover (1957), Louis Chiron (1899), and Louise Hippolyte, Princess of Monaco (1697). After him are Louis I, Prince of Monaco (1642), Princess Stéphanie of Monaco (1965), Franz Schreker (1878), Honoré II, Prince of Monaco (1597), Charles I, Lord of Monaco (1300), and Antonio Riberi (1897).

Among MUSICIANS In Monaco

Among musicians born in Monaco, Léo Ferré ranks 1