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Umm Kulthum

1898 - 1975

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Umm Kulthum (31 December 1898 – 3 February 1975) was an Egyptian singer, songwriter, and film actress active from the 1920s to the 1970s. She was given the honorific title Kawkab al-Sharq ("Star of the East"). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Umm Kulthum has received more than 1,552,795 page views. Her biography is available in 86 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 78 in 2019). Umm Kulthum is the 28th most popular singer (up from 29th in 2019), the 46th most popular biography from Egypt (up from 50th 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 28 out of 3,528Before her are Mick Jagger, Barbra Streisand, Tupac Shakur, Johnny Cash, Agnetha Fältskog, and Serge Gainsbourg. After her are Cesária Évora, Brian Johnson, Whitney Houston, Barry White, Nana Mouskouri, and James Brown.

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Among people born in 1898, Umm Kulthum ranks 12Before her are Federico García Lorca, Golda Meir, M. C. Escher, Enzo Ferrari, Zhou Enlai, and George Gershwin. After her are William James Sidis, Herbert Marcuse, Liu Shaoqi, C. S. Lewis, Tamara de Lempicka, and Trofim Lysenko. Among people deceased in 1975, Umm Kulthum ranks 11Before her are Haile Selassie, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Ivo Andrić, Josephine Baker, Aristotle Onassis, and Otto Skorzeny. After her are Arnold J. Toynbee, Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, Faisal of Saudi Arabia, Mikhail Bakhtin, Gustav Ludwig Hertz, and Saint-John Perse.

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In Egypt

Among people born in Egypt, Umm Kulthum ranks 46 out of 582Before her are Naguib Mahfouz (1911), Philo (-15), Ahmose I (-1560), Ay (-1380), Thutmose I (-1600), and Ptolemy XIV of Egypt (-60). After her are Khufu (-2700), Manetho (-201), Smenkhkare (-1400), Farouk of Egypt (1920), Fawzia Fuad of Egypt (1921), and Moses in Islam (-1392).

Among SINGERS In Egypt

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