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. 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 12,575,630 page views. His biography is available in 108 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 104 in 2019). Leonard Cohen is the 9th most popular musician (up from 12th in 2019), the most popular biography from Canada and the most popular Canadian Musician.

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

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  • 13M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 82.10

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 108

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 8.19

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.29

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, Leonard Cohen ranks 9 out of 2,675Before him are Franz Liszt, John Lennon, Niccolò Paganini, Michael Jackson, Louis Armstrong, and Paul McCartney. After him are Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Ringo Starr, Leopold Mozart, Clara Schumann, and George Harrison.

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Among people born in 1934, Leonard Cohen ranks 5Before him are Yuri Gagarin, Charles Manson, Brigitte Bardot, and Sophia Loren. After him are Maggie Smith, Giorgio Armani, Albert II of Belgium, Carl Sagan, Judi Dench, Gene Cernan, and Nana Mouskouri. Among people deceased in 2016, Leonard Cohen ranks 6Before him are Muhammad Ali, Fidel Castro, Umberto Eco, Johan Cruyff, and Bud Spencer. After him are Debbie Reynolds, Shimon Peres, Bhumibol Adulyadej, David Bowie, Alan Rickman, and Imre Kertész.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, Leonard Cohen ranks 1 out of 1,130After him are Leslie Nielsen (1926), Albert Bandura (1925), Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874), Donald Sutherland (1935), Marshall McLuhan (1911), James Naismith (1861), Erving Goffman (1922), Alice Munro (1931), Frank Gehry (1929), Justin Trudeau (1971), and Christopher Plummer (1929).

Among MUSICIANS In Canada

Among musicians born in Canada, Leonard Cohen ranks 1After him are Glenn Gould (1932), Neil Young (1945), Oscar Peterson (1925), Joni Mitchell (1943), Avril Lavigne (1984), Gil Evans (1912), Loreena McKennitt (1957), David Foster (1949), Neil Peart (1952), Maynard Ferguson (1928), and Diana Krall (1964).