Robert Capa

1913 - 1954

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Robert Capa (born Endre Ernő Friedmann; October 22, 1913 – May 25, 1954) was a Hungarian–American war photographer and photojournalist. He is considered by some to be the greatest combat and adventure photographer in history.Friedman had fled political repression in Hungary when he was a teenager, moving to Berlin, where he enrolled in college. He witnessed the rise of Hitler, which led him to move to Paris, where he met and began to work with his professional partner Gerda Taro, and they began to publish their work separately. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert Capa has received more than 1,711,750 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 51 in 2019). Robert Capa is the most popular journalist, the 21st most popular biography from Hungary (down from 20th in 2019) and the most popular Hungarian Journalist.

Robert Capa is most famous for his photographs of the Normandy landings on D-Day.

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    Languages Editions (L)

  • 10.92

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  • 2.54

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Over the past year Robert Capa has had the most page views in the with 173,334 views, followed by French (65,971), and Italian (61,776). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Piedmontese (1,148.89%), Hungarian (73.40%), and Irish (59.85%)


Among journalists, Robert Capa ranks 1 out of 196After him are Richard Sorge, Oriana Fallaci, François-Noël Babeuf, Gianni Rodari, Joseph Pulitzer, Sebastião Salgado, Gerda Taro, Anna Politkovskaya, Robert Guérin, Julian Assange, and Dorothea Lange.

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Among people born in 1913, Robert Capa ranks 9Before him are Gerald Ford, Vivien Leigh, Menachem Begin, Willy Brandt, Rosa Parks, and Jean Marais. After him are Josef Bican, Claude Simon, Jesse Owens, Klaus Barbie, Gustáv Husák, and Burt Lancaster. Among people deceased in 1954, Robert Capa ranks 6Before him are Frida Kahlo, Henri Matisse, Alan Turing, Enrico Fermi, and Heinz Guderian. After him are Princess Märtha of Sweden, Colette, Getúlio Vargas, Paul Ludwig Ewald von Kleist, Alcide De Gasperi, and André Derain.

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In Hungary

Among people born in Hungary, Robert Capa ranks 21 out of 1,077Before him are Louis II of Hungary (1506), Louis I of Hungary (1326), Imre Kertész (1929), Árpád (845), Gaiseric (389), and Jadwiga of Poland (1374). After him are John Zápolya (1487), Ladislaus the Posthumous (1440), Franz Lehár (1870), Count of St. Germain (1712), Ilona Staller (1951), and Victor Vasarely (1906).

Among JOURNALISTS In Hungary

Among journalists born in Hungary, Robert Capa ranks 1After him are Joseph Pulitzer (1847).