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Louis Armstrong

1901 - 1971

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Louis Daniel Armstrong (August 4, 1901 – July 6, 1971), nicknamed "Satchmo", "Satch", and "Pops", was an American trumpeter and vocalist. He is among the most influential figures in jazz. His career spanned five decades and different eras in the history of jazz.Armstrong was born and raised in New Orleans. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Louis Armstrong has received more than 9,583,602 page views. His biography is available in 129 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 128 in 2019). Louis Armstrong is the 7th most popular musician (up from 10th in 2019), the 53rd most popular biography from United States (up from 75th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular American Musician.

Louis Armstrong was a jazz trumpeter and singer. He was most famous for his scat singing, or singing without words.

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Among MUSICIANS

Among musicians, Louis Armstrong ranks 7 out of 2,675Before him are Freddie Mercury, Bob Marley, Franz Liszt, John Lennon, Niccolò Paganini, and Michael Jackson. After him are Paul McCartney, Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Ringo Starr, and Leopold Mozart.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1901, Louis Armstrong ranks 4Before him are Walt Disney, Hirohito, and Werner Heisenberg. After him are Marlene Dietrich, Enrico Fermi, Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia, Jacques Lacan, Linus Pauling, Sukarno, Rudolf Höss, and Clark Gable. Among people deceased in 1971, Louis Armstrong ranks 4Before him are Nikita Khrushchev, Coco Chanel, and Igor Stravinsky. After him are Jim Morrison, György Lukács, Hermann Hoth, Audie Murphy, Lawrence Bragg, Fernandel, François Duvalier, and Arne Jacobsen.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Louis Armstrong ranks 53 out of 15,968Before him are Janis Joplin (1943), Maria Callas (1923), Morgan Freeman (1937), Martin Luther King Jr. (1929), Richard Nixon (1913), and Al Capone (1899). After him are Kirk Douglas (1916), Warren Buffett (1930), Jack London (1876), Jack Nicholson (1937), James Stewart (1908), and Abraham Maslow (1908).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Louis Armstrong ranks 2Before him are Michael Jackson (1958). After him are Bob Dylan (1941), Jimi Hendrix (1942), Madonna (1958), Ray Charles (1930), Chuck Berry (1926), Frank Zappa (1940), Ronnie James Dio (1942), Miles Davis (1926), Scatman John (1942), and B.B. King (1925).