Manitas de Plata

1921 - 2014

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Ricardo Baliardo (7 August 1921 – 5 November 2014), better known as Manitas de Plata, was a flamenco guitarist of Spanish Gitano descent born in southern France. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Manitas de Plata has received more than 160,400 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia. Manitas de Plata is the 456th most popular musician (down from 430th in 2019), the 2,149th most popular biography from France (down from 2,009th in 2019) and the 20th most popular Musician.

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  • 160k

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  • 55.56

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 22

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.35

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.25

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, Manitas de Plata ranks 456 out of 2,662Before him are Loreena McKennitt, King Oliver, Dick Taylor, Dennis Wilson, Bill Ward, and Isao Tomita. After him are Yann Tiersen, Philly Joe Jones, Roger Hodgson, David Foster, Maxim Shostakovich, and Rudolf Serkin.

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Among people born in 1921, Manitas de Plata ranks 122Before him are Virgilio Barco Vargas, Shin Kyuk-ho, Alex Haley, Ralph Asher Alpher, Pierre Clostermann, and Eunice Kennedy Shriver. After him are Eugenio Coșeriu, César Baldaccini, Gavriil Ilizarov, Kisshomaru Ueshiba, Angelo Dundee, and Arno Babajanian. Among people deceased in 2014, Manitas de Plata ranks 109Before him are Alice Herz-Sommer, Lorna Wing, Richard Bull, Milan Galić, Tatiana Samoilova, and Leo Tindemans. After him are Riz Ortolani, Robert Hansen, Edward Herrmann, Ralph Waite, Ernst Albrecht, and Carlo Bergonzi.

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In France

Among people born in France, Manitas de Plata ranks 2,149 out of 6,011Before him are Jean Françaix (1912), Maria of Navarre (1326), Alexandre Guilmant (1837), Amalric of Bena (1150), François Laurent d'Arlandes (1742), and Gilbert de la Porrée (1070). After him are Henri Gouraud (1867), André Leroi-Gourhan (1911), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (1989), Jean-Baptiste Rousseau (1669), Augustin Thierry (1795), and Carle Vernet (1758).

Among MUSICIANS In France

Among musicians born in France, Manitas de Plata ranks 20Before him are Jean-Pierre Rampal (1922), Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre (1665), Jacques Dutronc (1943), Marguerite Long (1874), Michel Polnareff (1944), and Maurice André (1933). After him are Yann Tiersen (1970), Ginette Neveu (1919), Jacques Loussier (1934), Michel Petrucciani (1962), Claude-Michel Schönberg (1944), and Paul Tortelier (1914).