Luiz Gonzaga

1912 - 1989

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Luiz Gonzaga do Nascimento (standard orthography 'Luís'; Portuguese pronunciation: [luˈis ɡõˈzaɡɐ]; Exu, December 13, 1912 – Recife, August 2, 1989) was a Brazilian singer, songwriter, musician and poet and one of the most influential figures of Brazilian popular music in the twentieth century. He has been credited with having presented the rich universe of Northeastern musical genres to all of Brazil, having popularized the musical genre baião and has been called a "revolutionary" by Antônio Carlos Jobim. According to Caetano Veloso, he was the first significant cultural event with mass appeal in Brazil. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Luiz Gonzaga has received more than 146,853 page views. Her biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia. Luiz Gonzaga is the 782nd most popular singer (down from 688th in 2019), the 296th most popular biography from Brazil (down from 266th in 2019) and the 10th most popular Singer.

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  • 20

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.60

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.76

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Among singers, Luiz Gonzaga ranks 782 out of 3,528Before her are Carl Wilson, Billy Vaughn, Leon Russell, Stelios Kazantzidis, Kim Larsen, and Maria Carta. After her are Davorin Popović, Joan Osborne, Lena Katina, Halid Bešlić, Bob Martin, and Michèle Arnaud.

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Among people born in 1912, Luiz Gonzaga ranks 172Before her are Pierre Grimal, Heikki A. Alikoski, Alfred Deller, Michele Andreolo, Xavier Montsalvatge, and Christopher Hill. After her are Ioannis Alevras, Yusuf Lule, B. D. Jatti, Sabiha Kasimati, Agnes Martin, and Pál Kovács. Among people deceased in 1989, Luiz Gonzaga ranks 133Before her are Sourou-Migan Apithy, Kaj Franck, Imre Németh, Georges Schehadé, Prince Wolfgang of Hesse, and Carl Dahlhaus. After her are George C. Homans, Armand Salacrou, Jean-Michel Charlier, Abdul Rahman Ghassemlou, Christine Jorgensen, and Harry Andrews.

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In Brazil

Among people born in Brazil, Luiz Gonzaga ranks 296 out of 2,067Before her are Ademir da Guia (1942), Renato Portaluppi (1962), Gilberto Freyre (1900), Oscar Schmidt (1958), Paulo Cézar Caju (1949), and Dante (1983). After her are Luiz Bonfá (1922), Moderato Wisintainer (1902), José Alencar (1931), José Ferraz de Almeida Júnior (1850), Willian (1988), and Jair Marinho (1936).

Among SINGERS In Brazil

Among singers born in Brazil, Luiz Gonzaga ranks 10Before her are Elis Regina (1945), Loalwa Braz (1953), Gal Costa (1945), Maria Bethânia (1946), Jorge Ben (1942), and Naná Vasconcelos (1944). After her are Flora Purim (1942), Michel Teló (1981), Beth Carvalho (1946), Lisa Ono (1962), Cazuza (1958), and Daniela Mercury (1965).