Mark Knopfler

1949 - Today

Mark Knopfler

Mark Freuder Knopfler ( NOP-flər; born 12 August 1949 Glasgow, Scotland) is a British singer-songwriter, guitarist, and record producer. He became known as the lead guitarist, singer and songwriter of the rock band Dire Straits. He pursued a solo career after leaving the band in 1987. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mark Knopfler has received more than 5,226,598 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 21st most popular musician.

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  • 51

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  • 12.12

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.13

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among musicians, Mark Knopfler ranks 22 out of 2,258Before him are Arcangelo Corelli, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Clara Schumann, Brian May, and Naruhito. After him are Chuck Berry, B.B. King, Eric Clapton, Władysław Szpilman, Cat Stevens, and Miles Davis.

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Among people born in 1949, Mark Knopfler ranks 7Before him are Pablo Escobar, Niki Lauda, Meryl Streep, Haruki Murakami, Benjamin Netanyahu, and Pedro Almodóvar. After him are Richard Gere, António Guterres, Arsène Wenger, Sigourney Weaver, Roger Taylor, and André Rieu.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Mark Knopfler ranks 124 out of 5,347Before him are Henry Purcell (1659), Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom (1857), Brian May (1947), James II of England (1633), Robert the Bruce (1274), and Thomas Young (1773). After him are John Napier (1550), George V (1865), Alfred Russel Wallace (1823), Edward VIII (1894), Charles I of England (1600), and Aleister Crowley (1875).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, Mark Knopfler ranks 7Before him are John Lennon (1940), Paul McCartney (1942), Elton John (1947), George Harrison (1943), Ringo Starr (1940), and Brian May (1947). After him are Eric Clapton (1945), Cat Stevens (1948), Bon Scott (1946), Jeff Beck (1944), Sting (1951), and Roger Taylor (1949).