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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 14,946,603 page views. His biography is available in 110 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 108 in 2019). Leonard Cohen is the 10th most popular musician (down from 9th 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."

Memorability Metrics

  • 15M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 75.78

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 110

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 7.82

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.39

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, Leonard Cohen ranks 10 out of 2,662Before him are Niccolò Paganini, Franz Liszt, John Lennon, Louis Armstrong, Bob Dylan, and Jimi Hendrix. After him are Elton John, Clara Schumann, Paul McCartney, Leopold Mozart, Madonna, and Arcangelo Corelli.

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Among people born in 1934, Leonard Cohen ranks 6Before him are Yuri Gagarin, Brigitte Bardot, Sophia Loren, Charles Manson, and Maggie Smith. After him are Albert II of Belgium, Giorgio Armani, Judi Dench, Carl Sagan, Gene Cernan, and Leonid Kravchuk. Among people deceased in 2016, Leonard Cohen ranks 7Before him are Muhammad Ali, Fidel Castro, Umberto Eco, Johan Cruyff, Bud Spencer, and David Bowie. After him are Alan Rickman, Debbie Reynolds, Shimon Peres, Bhumibol Adulyadej, Imre Kertész, and Zaha Hadid.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, Leonard Cohen ranks 1 out of 1,350After him are Albert Bandura (1925), Leslie Nielsen (1926), Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874), Donald Sutherland (1935), James Naismith (1861), Justin Trudeau (1971), Erving Goffman (1922), Jim Carrey (1962), Frank Gehry (1929), Alice Munro (1931), and Marshall McLuhan (1911).

Among MUSICIANS In Canada

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