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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, professional football player, 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 3,640,691 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Paul Robeson is the 556th most popular singer (down from 411th in 2019), the 3,182nd most popular biography from United States (down from 2,537th in 2019) and the 164th most popular American Singer.

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Among singers, Paul Robeson ranks 556 out of 3,528Before him are Noel Gallagher, Maria Bethânia, Anne Sofie von Otter, Loredana Bertè, Geri Halliwell, and DMX. After him are J-Hope, Marcia Barrett, Bobby Kimball, James Blunt, Line Renaud, and Fergie.

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Among people born in 1898, Paul Robeson ranks 113Before him are Gabriel González Videla, Eric Hoffer, Achille Van Acker, Tian Han, Vladimir Fock, and Yitzhak Kaduri. After him are Vilhelm Moberg, Princess Eudoxia of Bulgaria, Irene Dunne, Benjamin Fondane, Lucius D. Clay, and José María Gil-Robles y Quiñones. Among people deceased in 1976, Paul Robeson ranks 97Before him are Josef Sudek, Gottfried von Cramm, Rudolf Kempe, Marcel Broodthaers, Boris Iofan, and Howlin' Wolf. After him are Alexander Novikov, Wilhelm Marschall, Evert Taube, Mikhail Katukov, Grégoire Kayibanda, and Rudolph Minkowski.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Paul Robeson ranks 3,182 out of 18,182Before him are Abe Vigoda (1921), Elbridge Gerry (1744), Albert Ghiorso (1915), GG Allin (1956), Gordon Mitchell (1923), and Neil Simon (1927). After him are Dick Wolf (1946), Charles Joseph Bonaparte (1851), Seth Barnes Nicholson (1891), Shannon Lee (1969), Leon Russom (1941), and Richard Lester (1932).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Paul Robeson ranks 164Before him are Howlin' Wolf (1910), Mos Def (1973), Sheryl Crow (1962), Barbara Hendricks (1948), Waylon Jennings (1937), and DMX (1970). After him are Bobby Kimball (1947), Fergie (1975), Del Shannon (1934), Brenda Lee (1944), Wilson Pickett (1941), and "Weird Al" Yankovic (1959).