Zeca Afonso

1929 - 1987

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José Manuel Cerqueira Afonso dos Santos (2 August 1929 – 23 February 1987), known professionally as José Afonso and also popularly known as Zeca Afonso, was a Portuguese singer-songwriter. He is widely regarded as one of the most influential figures in the history of Portugal's folk and protest music scene. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Zeca Afonso has received more than 112,430 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia. Zeca Afonso is the 526th most popular singer (down from 428th in 2019), the 197th most popular biography from Portugal (down from 164th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Portuguese Singer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 110k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 55.01

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 25

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.95

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.99

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Zeca Afonsos by language

Over the past year Zeca Afonso has had the most page views in the with 94,375 views, followed by Spanish (12,675), and French (8,047). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Breton (83.09%), Portuguese (78.52%), and Quechua (62.46%)


Among singers, Zeca Afonso ranks 526 out of 4,381Before him are Sheila, Natalie Cole, Violetta Villas, Lidia Ruslanova, Bobby Darin, and Geri Halliwell. After him are Howlin' Wolf, Vice Vukov, Leo Nucci, Kim Wilde, Ghena Dimitrova, and Jorge Negrete.

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Among people born in 1929, Zeca Afonso ranks 167Before him are René Laloux, Vic Morrow, Camilo Torres Restrepo, Jacques Deray, Richard F. Gordon Jr., and Claude Rich. After him are Charles Tilly, Anne Meara, Guillermo Cabrera Infante, Elio Petri, Josef Suk, and Nargis. Among people deceased in 1987, Zeca Afonso ranks 94Before him are Alfred Bester, Alejandro Scopelli, Yves Allégret, Morton Feldman, Alfredo Oscar Saint Jean, and Renato Guttuso. After him are Mary Astor, R. Budd Dwyer, Claudio Villa, Will Sampson, Alessandro Blasetti, and Bertrand de Jouvenel.

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In Portugal

Among people born in Portugal, Zeca Afonso ranks 197 out of 633Before him are Pedro Damiano (1480), John, Constable of Portugal (1400), José Saraiva Martins (1932), Pelagio Galvani (1165), Alberto Festa (1939), and Eleanor of Portugal, Queen of Denmark (1211). After him are Theresa of Portugal, Countess of Flanders (1157), António Vieira (1608), Paulo Bento (1969), Teodósio II, Duke of Braganza (1568), José Sócrates (1957), and Infanta Benedita of Portugal (1746).

Among SINGERS In Portugal

Among singers born in Portugal, Zeca Afonso ranks 3Before him are Amália Rodrigues (1920), and Carmen Miranda (1909). After him are Maria Severa Onofriana (1820), Carlos do Carmo (1939), Mísia (1955), Dulce Pontes (1969), Lio (1962), Salvador Sobral (1989), Simone de Oliveira (1938), Sara Tavares (1978), and Paulo de Carvalho (1947).