Paul Robeson

1898 - 1976

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Paul Leroy Robeson ( ROHB-sən; April 9, 1898 – January 23, 1976) was an American bass baritone concert artist, stage and film actor, athlete, and activist who became famous both for his cultural accomplishments and for his political stances. In 1915, Robeson won an academic scholarship to Rutgers College. While at Rutgers, he was twice named a consensus All-American in football and was the class valedictorian. He received his LL.B. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paul Robeson has received more than 3,072,819 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Paul Robeson is the 412th most popular singer (up from 518th in 2019), the 2,538th most popular biography from United States (up from 2,913th in 2019) and the 130th most popular American Singer.

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Among singers, Paul Robeson ranks 412 out of 3,541Before him are Harry Nilsson, Tracy Chapman, Zeynab Khanlarova, Raina Kabaivanska, Malcolm McLaren, and Salomé. After him are Billy Preston, Natalie Cole, Taylor Swift, Zdravko Čolić, Freddy Quinn, and Thalía.

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Among people born in 1898, Paul Robeson ranks 87Before him are Jean Fautrier, Karl Mauss, Joseph Kessel, Shinichi Suzuki, István Dobi, and Leon Štukelj. After him are Marie-Pierre Kœnig, Hans Globke, Piero Sraffa, Michel de Ghelderode, Alberto Suppici, and Achille Van Acker. Among people deceased in 1976, Paul Robeson ranks 78Before him are Géza Anda, Alexander Lippisch, Freddie King, Adolph Zukor, Gregor Piatigorsky, and Hans von Obstfelder. After him are Orlando Letelier, Paul Morand, Wilder Penfield, Paul Strand, Howlin' Wolf, and Zhang Wentian.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Paul Robeson ranks 2,538 out of 15,968Before him are Esther Williams (1921), Ben Johnson (1918), Paul Rudd (1969), Leonard Susskind (1940), James M. Cain (1892), and William Labov (1927). After him are David Strathairn (1949), Neil Postman (1931), Henry Silva (1928), Philip Sheridan (1831), Bill Gates Sr. (1925), and Margaret Fuller (1810).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Paul Robeson ranks 130Before him are Lee Hazlewood (1929), Marc Anthony (1968), Janet Jackson (1966), Percy Sledge (1941), Harry Nilsson (1941), and Tracy Chapman (1964). After him are Billy Preston (1946), Natalie Cole (1950), Taylor Swift (1989), Linda Ronstadt (1946), Randy Newman (1943), and Howlin' Wolf (1910).