Ota Benga

1883 - 1916

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Ota Benga (c. 1883 – March 20, 1916) was a Mbuti (Congo pygmy) man, known for being featured in an exhibit at the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St. Louis, Missouri, and as a human zoo exhibit in 1906 at the Bronx Zoo. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ota Benga has received more than 2,687,967 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Ota Benga is the 73rd most popular celebrity (down from 63rd in 2019), the 13th most popular biography from Democratic Republic of the Congo (down from 10th in 2019) and the most popular Congolese Celebrity.

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  • 2.7M

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  • 53.84

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 29

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.94

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.03

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among celebrities, Ota Benga ranks 73 out of 265Before him are Roy Sullivan, Victor Kugler, Natascha Kampusch, Wil van Gogh, Daisy, Princess of Pless, and Denise Perrier. After him are Evelyn McHale, Madeleine Astor, Manuel Uribe, Sally Hemings, Ethel Kennedy, and Kourtney Kardashian.

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Among people born in 1883, Ota Benga ranks 116Before him are Diego Martínez Barrio, Cho Man-sik, Stanisław Bułak-Bałachowicz, Sam Wood, Lon Chaney, and Indalecio Prieto. After him are Ramón Fonst, Andrei Bubnov, Fyodor Sergeyev, Johann Kremer, Nikolai Luzin, and Prince Arthur of Connaught. Among people deceased in 1916, Ota Benga ranks 81Before him are Fergus Suter, Hetty Green, Higaonna Kanryō, Cai E, Princess Augusta of Cambridge, and Modest Ilyich Tchaikovsky. After him are Artúr Görgei, William Foulke, Roger Casement, James Connolly, Prince Adolf of Schaumburg-Lippe, and Tadeusz Ajdukiewicz.

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In Democratic Republic of the Congo

Among people born in Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ota Benga ranks 13 out of 107Before him are Antoine Gizenga (1925), Joseph Kabila (1971), Claude Makélélé (1973), Étienne Tshisekedi (1932), Simon Kimbangu (1887), and Papa Wemba (1949). After him are Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya (1939), Ndaye Mulamba (1948), Kembo Uba Kembo (1947), Steve Mandanda (1985), Frédéric Etsou-Nzabi-Bamungwabi (1930), and Fridolin Ambongo Besungu (1960).

Among CELEBRITIES In Democratic Republic of the Congo

Among celebrities born in Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ota Benga ranks 1