Maria Callas

1923 - 1977

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Maria Callas (born Maria Anna Cecilia Sofia Kalogeropoulos; December 2, 1923 – September 16, 1977) was an American-born Greek soprano who was one of the most renowned and influential opera singers of the 20th century. Many critics praised her bel canto technique, wide-ranging voice and dramatic interpretations. Her repertoire ranged from classical opera seria to the bel canto operas of Donizetti, Bellini, and Rossini, and further to the works of Verdi and Puccini, and in her early career to the music dramas of Wagner. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Maria Callas has received more than 5,765,841 page views. Her biography is available in 74 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 72 in 2019). Maria Callas is the 6th most popular singer (up from 7th in 2019), the 48th most popular biography from United States (up from 57th in 2019) and the 4th most popular American Singer.

Maria Callas was a Greek-American opera singer who is most famous for her bel canto technique.

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  • 5.8M

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  • 79.76

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 74

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 11.20

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.05

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Maria Callas by language

Over the past year Maria Callas has had the most page views in the with 890,228 views, followed by German (389,406), and Italian (360,760). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Hungarian (237.32%), Czech (225.94%), and French (118.39%)


Among singers, Maria Callas ranks 6 out of 4,381Before her are Elvis Presley, Édith Piaf, Mick Jagger, Aretha Franklin, and Janis Joplin. After her are Cher, Luciano Pavarotti, Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Toto Cutugno, Charles Aznavour, and Tina Turner.

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Among people born in 1923, Maria Callas ranks 2Before her is Henry Kissinger. After her are Shimon Peres, Lee Kuan Yew, Heydar Aliyev, Idi Amin, Wisława Szymborska, Rainier III, Prince of Monaco, Rocky Marciano, Charlton Heston, Italo Calvino, and Wojciech Jaruzelski. Among people deceased in 1977, Maria Callas ranks 3Before her are Charlie Chaplin, and Elvis Presley. After her are Vladimir Nabokov, Wernher von Braun, Anthony Eden, Stefania Turkewich, Lutz Graf Schwerin von Krosigk, Ludwig Erhard, René Goscinny, Roberto Rossellini, and Jacques Prévert.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Maria Callas ranks 48 out of 20,380Before her are Janis Joplin (1943), Harry S. Truman (1884), F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896), J. Robert Oppenheimer (1904), Mark Twain (1835), and Zodiac Killer (1940). After her are Bernie Sanders (1941), Cher (1946), Clint Eastwood (1930), Wallis Simpson (1896), Al Gore (1948), and Joseph Smith (1805).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Maria Callas ranks 4Before her are Elvis Presley (1935), Aretha Franklin (1942), and Janis Joplin (1943). After her are Cher (1946), Tina Turner (1939), Frank Sinatra (1915), Jim Morrison (1943), Joan Baez (1941), Tupac Shakur (1971), Patti Smith (1946), and Whitney Houston (1963).