Leonard Cohen

1934 - 2016

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Leonard Norman Cohen (September 21, 1934 – November 7, 2016) was a Canadian singer-songwriter, poet, and novelist. Themes commonly explored throughout his work include faith and mortality, isolation and depression, betrayal and redemption, social and political conflict, and sexual and romantic love, desire, regret, and loss. He was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Leonard Cohen has received more than 16,776,519 page views. His biography is available in 110 different languages on Wikipedia. Leonard Cohen is the 15th most popular musician (down from 10th in 2019), the 2nd most popular biography from Canada (down from 1st in 2019) and the most popular Canadian Musician.

Leonard Cohen is a Canadian singer-songwriter, poet, and novelist. He is most famous for his song "Hallelujah."

Memorability Metrics

  • 17M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 74.87

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 110

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 7.67

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.72

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Leonard Cohens by language

Over the past year Leonard Cohen has had the most page views in the with 1,704,813 views, followed by German (197,833), and French (152,902). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Wu Chinese (155.30%), Hawaiian (123.41%), and Ido (119.65%)


Among musicians, Leonard Cohen ranks 15 out of 3,175Before him are Louis Armstrong, Bob Dylan, Elton John, Jimi Hendrix, Madonna, and George Harrison. After him are Jeff Beck, Władysław Szpilman, Arcangelo Corelli, Ray Charles, Ringo Starr, and Bon Scott.

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Among people born in 1934, Leonard Cohen ranks 5Before him are Yuri Gagarin, Brigitte Bardot, Sophia Loren, and Charles Manson. After him are Albert II of Belgium, Henrik, Prince Consort of Denmark, Giorgio Armani, Maggie Smith, Gene Cernan, Carl Sagan, and Nana Mouskouri. Among people deceased in 2016, Leonard Cohen ranks 11Before him are Umberto Eco, Bud Spencer, David Bowie, Debbie Reynolds, Alan Rickman, and Bhumibol Adulyadej. After him are Zaha Hadid, Imre Kertész, Dario Fo, Andrzej Wajda, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, and Islam Karimov.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, Leonard Cohen ranks 2 out of 1,622Before him are Jim Carrey (1962). After him are Leslie Nielsen (1926), Albert Bandura (1925), Celine Dion (1968), Justin Trudeau (1971), James Cameron (1954), Donald Sutherland (1935), Frank Gehry (1929), Erving Goffman (1922), Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874), and Alice Munro (1931).

Among MUSICIANS In Canada

Among musicians born in Canada, Leonard Cohen ranks 1After him are Glenn Gould (1932), Neil Young (1945), Neil Peart (1952), Joni Mitchell (1943), Oscar Peterson (1925), Avril Lavigne (1984), Robbie Robertson (1943), Loreena McKennitt (1957), Gil Evans (1912), David Foster (1949), and Diana Krall (1964).