Leonard Cohen

1934 - 2016

Leonard Cohen

Leonard Norman Cohen (September 21, 1934 – November 7, 2016) was a Canadian singer, songwriter, poet, and novelist. His work explored religion, politics, isolation, depression, sexuality, loss, death and romantic relationships. Cohen 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 9,582,438 page views. His biography is available in 104 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 134th most popular musician.

Memorability Metrics

  • 9.6M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 74.85

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 104

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 7.25

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.51

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Leonard Cohens by language


Among MUSICIANS, Leonard Cohen ranks 134 out of 2,258Before him are Cliff Richard, Oscar Peterson, Muddy Waters, Chick Corea, Jascha Heifetz, and John Bonham. After him are Ray Manzarek, Israel Kamakawiwoʻole, Barry Gibb, Gilberto Gil, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Hans von Bülow.

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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 Giorgio Armani, Albert II of Belgium, Carl Sagan, Gene Cernan, Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, and Nana Mouskouri. Among people deceased in 2016, Leonard Cohen ranks 10Before him are Johan Cruyff, Bud Spencer, Shimon Peres, Debbie Reynolds, Bhumibol Adulyadej, and David Bowie. After him are Imre Kertész, Zaha Hadid, Alan Rickman, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Dario Fo, and Andrzej Wajda.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, Leonard Cohen ranks 1 out of 840After him are Leslie Nielsen (1926), Alice Munro (1931), Albert Bandura (1925), Frank Gehry (1929), Christopher Plummer (1929), Donald Sutherland (1935), Marshall McLuhan (1911), Erving Goffman (1922), Jim Carrey (1962), James Cameron (1954), and Justin Trudeau (1971).