Miles Davis

1926 - 1991

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Miles Dewey Davis III (May 26, 1926 – September 28, 1991) was an American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, and composer. He is among the most influential and acclaimed figures in the history of jazz and 20th-century music. Davis adopted a variety of musical directions in a roughly five-decade career that kept him at the forefront of many major stylistic developments in jazz.Born into a upper-middle-class family in Alton, Illinois, and raised in East St. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Miles Davis has received more than 13,755,866 page views. His biography is available in 84 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 83 in 2019). Miles Davis is the 45th most popular musician (down from 31st in 2019), the 301st most popular biography from United States (down from 215th in 2019) and the 12th most popular American Musician.

Miles Davis is most famous for being a jazz trumpeter and composer. He was the first jazz musician to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Memorability Metrics

  • 14M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 69.68

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 84

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.33

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.70

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Miles Davis by language

Over the past year Miles Davis has had the most page views in the with 1,481,427 views, followed by Japanese (133,953), and French (114,619). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Simple English (123.52%), Urdu (121.73%), and Ido (59.41%)


Among musicians, Miles Davis ranks 45 out of 3,175Before him are Brian Wilson, Chuck Berry, André Rieu, Maria Anna Mozart, Ronnie James Dio, and Syd Barrett. After him are Martha Argerich, Goran Bregović, B.B. King, Isaac Albéniz, Victor Borge, and Pablo Casals.

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Among people born in 1926, Miles Davis ranks 17Before him are Andrzej Wajda, Svetlana Alliluyeva, René Goscinny, Klaus Kinski, Sathya Sai Baba, and Chuck Berry. After him are Jerry Lewis, Ben Roy Mottelson, Nuon Chea, Yusuf al-Qaradawi, Hugh Hefner, and Prince Claus of the Netherlands. Among people deceased in 1991, Miles Davis ranks 14Before him are Isaac Bashevis Singer, Carl David Anderson, Klaus Kinski, Jiang Qing, Klaus Barbie, and John Bardeen. After him are Gustáv Husák, Soichiro Honda, Graham Greene, Lazar Kaganovich, Frank Capra, and Michael Landon.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Miles Davis ranks 301 out of 20,380Before him are Robert E. Lee (1807), Ronnie James Dio (1942), P. T. Barnum (1810), John Wayne Gacy (1942), John Bardeen (1908), and Sandra Bullock (1964). After him are Coen brothers (null), Burt Lancaster (1913), Clinton Davisson (1881), Oliver Hardy (1892), David Woodard (1964), and Calvin Coolidge (1872).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Miles Davis ranks 12Before him are Ray Charles (1930), Scatman John (1942), Frank Zappa (1940), Brian Wilson (1942), Chuck Berry (1926), and Ronnie James Dio (1942). After him are B.B. King (1925), Bruce Springsteen (1949), Cliff Burton (1962), Duke Ellington (1899), Israel Kamakawiwoʻole (1959), and Dean Martin (1917).