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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 298,086 page views. Her biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 56 in 2019). Lys Assia is the 129th most popular singer (down from 92nd in 2019), the 73rd most popular biography from Switzerland (down from 52nd 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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  • 300k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 63.31

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 57

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 8.87

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.37

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Lys Assia ranks 129 out of 3,528Before her are Tom Jones, Jon Bon Jovi, Gloria Estefan, Sandra, Claude François, and Britney Spears. After her are Caterina Valente, John Lee Hooker, Georges Brassens, Vicente Fernández, Kris Kristofferson, and Thomas Anders.

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Among people born in 1924, Lys Assia ranks 35Before her are Ezer Weizman, Lee Marvin, Robert Solow, Jin Yong, Eva Marie Saint, and Kōbō Abe. After her are Amílcar Cabral, Dmitry Yazov, Roger Guillemin, Francisco Macías Nguema, Christopher Tolkien, and Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Among people deceased in 2018, Lys Assia ranks 29Before her are Billy Graham, Ursula K. Le Guin, Arto Paasilinna, Arvid Carlsson, Jin Yong, and Stéphane Audran. After her are Richard E. Taylor, Paul Allen, Jamal Khashoggi, Robert Venturi, Francis Lai, and Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Lys Assia ranks 73 out of 876Before her are Johann Ludwig Burckhardt (1784), Roger Federer (1981), Peter Zumthor (1943), Richard R. Ernst (1933), Siegfried Wagner (1869), and Domenico Fontana (1543). After her are Félix Vallotton (1865), Daniel Bovet (1907), Niklaus Wirth (1934), K. Alex Müller (1927), Alejo Carpentier (1904), and Johann Kaspar Lavater (1741).

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), Patrick Juvet (1950), Henri Dès (1940), Salvatore Licitra (1968), Francine Jordi (1977), Michael von der Heide (1971), Yves Larock (1977), and Paolo Meneguzzi (1976).