1938 - 1988


Christa Päffgen (16 October 1938 – 18 July 1988), known by her stage name Nico, was a German singer, songwriter, musician, model, and actress. She had roles in several films, including Federico Fellini's La Dolce Vita (1960) and Andy Warhol's Chelsea Girls (1966). At the insistence of Warhol, she sang on four songs of the Velvet Underground's debut album The Velvet Underground & Nico (1967). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nico has received more than 2,965,127 page views. Her biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 36th most popular singer.

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  • 3.0M

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  • 69.90

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  • 38

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 9.11

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.21

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Nico ranks 36 out of 3,001Before her are Mick Jagger, Umm Kulthum, Serge Gainsbourg, Brian Johnson, Ella Fitzgerald, and Whitney Houston. After her are Barry White, Nana Mouskouri, Nina Simone, Amanda Lear, Joe Cocker, and Joe Dassin.

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Among people born in 1938, Nico ranks 13Before her are Rudolf Nureyev, Jon Voight, Queen Sofía of Spain, Alberto Fujimori, Farah Pahlavi, and Christopher Lloyd. After her are Jerry Brown, Paul Verhoeven, Anthony Giddens, Islam Karimov, Joe Dassin, and Luis Aragonés. Among people deceased in 1988, Nico ranks 5Before her are Richard Feynman, Enzo Ferrari, Valery Legasov, and Georgy Malenkov. After her are Chet Baker, Ernst Ruska, Robert A. Heinlein, Nikolaas Tinbergen, Isidor Isaac Rabi, Kurt Georg Kiesinger, and Roy Orbison.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Nico ranks 209 out of 3,763Before her are Georgius Agricola (1494), Augustus III of Poland (1696), Baron d'Holbach (1723), Ferdinand Tönnies (1855), Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (1880), and Ludolph van Ceulen (1540). After her are Wilhelm Frick (1877), Maximilian I Joseph of Bavaria (1756), Conrad II, Holy Roman Emperor (990), Carl Schmitt (1888), Kurt von Schleicher (1882), and Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten (1714).

Among SINGERS In Germany

Among singers born in Germany, Nico ranks 1After her are Constanze Mozart (1762), Anna Magdalena Bach (1701), Klaus Meine (1948), Sandra (1962), Nina Hagen (1955), Thomas Anders (1963), Dieter Bohlen (1954), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (1925), Ivan Rebroff (1931), Fancy (1946), and Nena (1960).