Víctor Jara

1932 - 1973

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Víctor Lidio Jara Martínez (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈβiktoɾ ˈliðjo ˈxaɾa maɾˈtines]; 28 September 1932 – 16 September 1973) was a Chilean teacher, theater director, poet, singer-songwriter and socialist political activist tortured and killed by the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet. He developed Chilean theater by directing a broad array of works, ranging from locally produced plays to world classics, as well as the experimental work of playwrights such as Ann Jellicoe. He also played a pivotal role among neo-folkloric musicians who established the Nueva Canción Chilena (New Chilean Song) movement. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Víctor Jara has received more than 905,794 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Víctor Jara is the 64th most popular singer, the 6th most popular biography from Chile (down from 5th in 2019) and the most popular Chilean Singer.

Victor Jara was a Chilean folk singer and political activist who was killed by the Chilean military in 1973. He is most famous for his song "El Pueblo Unido Jamás Será Vencido" which translates to "The People United Will Never Be Defeated."

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Among singers, Víctor Jara ranks 64 out of 3,541Before him are Little Richard, Jennifer Lopez, José Carreras, Glen Campbell, Marianne Faithfull, and The Notorious B.I.G.. After him are Rod Stewart, George Michael, 50 Cent, Anna Magdalena Bach, Ian Gillan, and Billie Holiday.

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Among people born in 1932, Víctor Jara ranks 24Before him are Glenn Gould, Dian Fossey, Soraya Esfandiary-Bakhtiary, Fernando Botero, Little Richard, and Sylvia Plath. After him are Roy Scheider, Camilo Cienfuegos, Miriam Makeba, Ted Kennedy, Michel Legrand, and Roh Tae-woo. Among people deceased in 1973, Víctor Jara ranks 27Before him are Hans Kelsen, Pablo Casals, Ferdinand Schörner, Semyon Budyonny, Gabriel Marcel, and Anna Magnani. After him are J. Hans D. Jensen, Jacques Maritain, Karl Ziegler, Charles Greeley Abbot, Hans Albert Einstein, and Selman Waksman.

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In Chile

Among people born in Chile, Víctor Jara ranks 6 out of 225Before him are Pablo Neruda (1904), Augusto Pinochet (1915), Salvador Allende (1908), Alejandro Jodorowsky (1929), and Michelle Bachelet (1951). After him are Gabriela Mistral (1889), Luis Sepúlveda (1949), Bernardo O'Higgins (1778), Sebastián Piñera (1949), Claudio Arrau (1903), and Violeta Parra (1917).

Among SINGERS In Chile

Among singers born in Chile, Víctor Jara ranks 1After him are Lucho Gatica (1928), Nicole (1977), Américo (1977), and Jena Lee (1987).