Nicolai Ghiaurov

1929 - 2004

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Nicolai Ghiaurov (or Nikolai Gjaurov, Nikolay Gyaurov, Bulgarian: Николай Гяуров) (September 13, 1929 – June 2, 2004) was a Bulgarian opera singer and one of the most famous basses of the postwar period. He was admired for his powerful, sumptuous voice, and was particularly associated with roles of Mussorgsky and Verdi. Ghiaurov married the Bulgarian pianist Zlatina Mishakova in 1956 and Italian soprano Mirella Freni in 1978, and the two singers frequently performed together. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nicolai Ghiaurov has received more than 126,283 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Nicolai Ghiaurov is the 218th most popular singer (up from 238th in 2019), the 38th most popular biography from Bulgaria (up from 43rd in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Bulgarian Singer.

Nicolai Ghiaurov is most famous for his performances of Russian operas, such as Boris Godunov and War and Peace.

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  • 130k

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  • 60.61

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 28

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 10.15

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 1.69

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Over the past year Nicolai Ghiaurov has had the most page views in the with 13,590 views, followed by Bulgarian (7,870), and Russian (5,568). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Basque (50.00%), Romanian (38.73%), and Macedonian (33.24%)


Among singers, Nicolai Ghiaurov ranks 218 out of 4,381Before him are Caterina Valente, Mylène Farmer, Boris Christoff, Etta James, Chavela Vargas, and George Benson. After him are Vicky Leandros, Teresa Berganza, Mario Del Monaco, George Strait, Rob Halford, and Mohammed Abdel Wahab.

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Among people born in 1929, Nicolai Ghiaurov ranks 93Before him are Gaston Glock, Nikolai Ryzhkov, Claes Oldenburg, Alfred Moisiu, Isabel Sarli, and Hans Magnus Enzensberger. After him are Fernanda Montenegro, Lorenzo Buffon, Stirling Moss, Michael Atiyah, Chespirito, and David Kelly. Among people deceased in 2004, Nicolai Ghiaurov ranks 45Before him are Theo van Gogh, Charles Sweeney, Godfrey Hounsfield, Robert Merle, Gérard Debreu, and Ko Yong-hui. After him are Herbert C. Brown, Arthur Hailey, Norberto Bobbio, Brian Clough, Julia Child, and Otto Kumm.

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In Bulgaria

Among people born in Bulgaria, Nicolai Ghiaurov ranks 38 out of 415Before him are Zhelyu Zhelev (1935), Michael Shishman of Bulgaria (1280), Aleksandar Stamboliyski (1879), Peter I of Bulgaria (927), Kristalina Georgieva (1953), and Boris Christoff (1914). After him are John of Rila (876), Hristo Botev (1848), Stefka Kostadinova (1965), Irina Bokova (1952), Ivan Sratsimir of Bulgaria (1324), and Nikola Zhekov (1865).

Among SINGERS In Bulgaria

Among singers born in Bulgaria, Nicolai Ghiaurov ranks 3Before him are Sylvie Vartan (1944), and Boris Christoff (1914). After him are Ghena Dimitrova (1941), Lili Ivanova (1939), Ljuba Welitsch (1913), Anna Tomowa-Sintow (1941), Raina Kabaivanska (1934), Philipp Kirkorov (1967), Nora Nova (1928), Azis (1978), and Sofi Marinova (1975).