Lys Assia

1924 - 2018

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Lys Assia (born Rosa Mina Schärer; 3 March 1924 – 24 March 2018) was a Swiss singer who won the first Eurovision Song Contest in 1956. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lys Assia has received more than 238,216 page views. Her biography is available in 56 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 54 in 2019). Lys Assia is the 92nd most popular singer (down from 58th in 2019), the 52nd most popular biography from Switzerland (down from 34th in 2019) and the most popular Swiss Singer.

Lys Assia is most famous for being the first winner of the Eurovision Song Contest in 1956.

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  • 240k

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  • 73.43

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 56

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 9.51

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.18

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Lys Assia ranks 92 out of 3,541Before her are Prince, Enrique Iglesias, Jenny Lind, Dolly Parton, Gwen Stefani, and Kenny Rogers. After her are Diana Ross, Mercedes Sosa, Morrissey, France Gall, Yma Sumac, and Mirella Freni.

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Among people born in 1924, Lys Assia ranks 24Before her are Paul Feyerabend, Ramiz Alia, Benny Hill, Maurice Jarre, Henry Mancini, and Sergei Parajanov. After her are Sidney Lumet, Mário Soares, Ezer Weizman, Jovanka Broz, Jin Yong, and Christopher Tolkien. Among people deceased in 2018, Lys Assia ranks 20Before her are John McCain, Philip Roth, Paul Bocuse, Stephen Hillenburg, Peter Grünberg, and Burt Reynolds. After her are Paul Allen, France Gall, Billy Graham, Jin Yong, Robert Venturi, and Ursula K. Le Guin.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Lys Assia ranks 52 out of 749Before her are Johannes Itten (1888), Aga Khan IV (1936), Albert II, Duke of Austria (1298), Joan Gamper (1877), Robert Walser (1878), and Carlo Maderno (1556). After her are Hans Albert Einstein (1904), Clay Regazzoni (1939), Ferdinand Hodler (1853), Hans Küng (1928), Emil Jannings (1884), and Heinrich Rohrer (1933).

Among SINGERS In Switzerland

Among singers born in Switzerland, Lys Assia ranks 1After her are Ubol Ratana (1951), Lisa Della Casa (1919), Andreas Vollenweider (1953), Anita Traversi (1937), Henri Dès (1940), Salvatore Licitra (1968), Paolo Meneguzzi (1976), Michael von der Heide (1971), Francine Jordi (1977), Yves Larock (1977), and Luca Hänni (1994).