Umm Kulthum

1898 - 1975

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Umm Kulthum (Arabic: أم كلثوم‎, Egyptian Arabic: [ˈomme kælˈsuːm]; French: Oum Kalthoum; born Fāṭima ʾIbrāhīm es-Sayyid el-Beltāǧī فاطمة إبراهيم السيد البلتاجي on 31 December 1898, or 4 May 1904; died 3 February 1975) was an Egyptian singer, songwriter, and film actress active from the 1920s to the 1970s. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Umm Kulthum has received more than 1,279,297 page views. Her biography is available in 78 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 77 in 2019). Umm Kulthum is the 29th most popular singer (up from 32nd in 2019), the 50th most popular biography from Egypt (up from 54th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Egyptian Singer.

Umm Kulthum was a singer from Egypt who is most famous for her voice and her songs.

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Among singers, Umm Kulthum ranks 29 out of 3,541Before her are Barbra Streisand, Farinelli, Dalida, Patti Smith, Cesária Évora, and Mick Jagger. After her are Nana Mouskouri, Brian Johnson, Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, Serge Gainsbourg, and Barry White.

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Among people born in 1898, Umm Kulthum ranks 14Before her are M. C. Escher, Enzo Ferrari, George Gershwin, Zhou Enlai, C. S. Lewis, and Herbert Marcuse. After her are William James Sidis, Trofim Lysenko, Liu Shaoqi, Tamara de Lempicka, Henry Moore, and Rudolf Dassler. Among people deceased in 1975, Umm Kulthum ranks 10Before her are Dmitri Shostakovich, Aristotle Onassis, Haile Selassie, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Ivo Andrić, and Otto Skorzeny. After her are Faisal of Saudi Arabia, Mikhail Bakhtin, Arnold J. Toynbee, Josephine Baker, Gustav Ludwig Hertz, and Jimmy Hoffa.

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In Egypt

Among people born in Egypt, Umm Kulthum ranks 50 out of 520Before her are Thutmose I (-1600), Dalida (1933), Ramesses III (-1217), Sneferu (-2700), Smenkhkare (-1400), and Ptolemy XIV of Egypt (-60). After her are Boutros Boutros-Ghali (1922), Manetho (-201), Ahmose I (-1560), Ptolemy XIII Theos Philopator (-62), Cleopatra I Syra (-204), and Fawzia Fuad of Egypt (1921).

Among SINGERS In Egypt

Among singers born in Egypt, Umm Kulthum ranks 3Before her are Demis Roussos (1946) and Dalida (1933). After her are Georges Moustaki (1934), Claude François (1939), Mohammed Abdel Wahab (1901), Gohar Gasparyan (1924), Leila Mourad (1918), Amr Diab (1961), Sayed Darwish (1892), Richard Anthony (1938), and Guy Béart (1930).