Mark Knopfler

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Mark Freuder Knopfler (born 12 August 1949) is a British guitarist, singer, songwriter, and record producer. He was the lead guitarist, singer and songwriter of the rock band Dire Straits from 1977 to 1995. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mark Knopfler has received more than 10,478,748 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia. Mark Knopfler is the 22nd most popular musician (up from 25th in 2019), the 126th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 159th in 2019) and the 8th most popular British Musician.

Mark Knopfler is most famous for being the lead guitarist and vocalist for the rock band Dire Straits.

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  • 10M

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  • 73.26

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 52

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 12.43

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.22

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among musicians, Mark Knopfler ranks 22 out of 3,175Before him are Jeff Beck, Władysław Szpilman, Arcangelo Corelli, Ray Charles, Ringo Starr, and Bon Scott. After him are Jean-Michel Jarre, Cat Stevens, Eric Clapton, Leopold Mozart, Scatman John, and Brian May.

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Among people born in 1949, Mark Knopfler ranks 9Before him are António Guterres, Caitlyn Jenner, Haruki Murakami, Niki Lauda, Meryl Streep, and Pedro Almodóvar. After him are Bernard Arnault, Lech Kaczyński, Anna Wintour, Sigourney Weaver, Arsène Wenger, and Richard Gere.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Mark Knopfler ranks 126 out of 8,785Before him are Bon Scott (1946), Charles I of England (1600), Rosalind Franklin (1920), George Stephenson (1781), Anne, Queen of Great Britain (1665), and Brian Johnson (1947). After him are Robert Owen (1771), William Gilbert (1544), Roger Moore (1927), Victoria, Princess Royal (1840), Aldous Huxley (1894), and Bobby Charlton (1937).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, Mark Knopfler ranks 8Before him are John Lennon (1940), Elton John (1947), George Harrison (1943), Jeff Beck (1944), Ringo Starr (1940), and Bon Scott (1946). After him are Cat Stevens (1948), Eric Clapton (1945), Brian May (1947), Roger Waters (1943), Pete Townshend (1945), and Keith Richards (1943).