Aarre Merikanto

1893 - 1958

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Aarre Merikanto (29 June 1893 – 28 September 1958) was a Finnish composer. He was born in Helsinki, Grand Duchy of Finland, the son of Elise "Liisa" Häyrynen (1869-1949) and the famous romantic composer, professor Oskar Merikanto (1868-1924). His childhood he spent in Vilppula, Finland. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Aarre Merikanto has received more than 48,218 page views. Her biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia. Aarre Merikanto is the 459th most popular musician (up from 1,006th in 2019), the 73rd most popular biography from Finland (up from 166th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Finnish Musician.

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Among musicians, Aarre Merikanto ranks 459 out of 3,175Before her are Ralf Hütter, Bud Powell, Janick Gers, Jan Hammer, Serj Tankian, and Tansen. After her are Rezső Seress, Vince Clarke, Salvatore Accardo, Jeff Lynne, Richie Sambora, and Alice Herz-Sommer.

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Among people born in 1893, Aarre Merikanto ranks 86Before her are Armand Călinescu, Hyacinth Graf Strachwitz, William Moulton Marston, Clark Ashton Smith, Alexander Korda, and Ivan Panfilov. After her are Miloš Crnjanski, Władysław Strzemiński, Alfréd Schaffer, William Dieterle, Sükhbaataryn Yanjmaa, and Clas Thunberg. Among people deceased in 1958, Aarre Merikanto ranks 52Before her are Johannes R. Becher, Florent Schmitt, Florian Znaniecki, Mikhail Zoshchenko, Johnston McCulley, and Ludwig Crüwell. After her are Roger Byrne, Rudolf Rocker, Edward Weston, José Miaja, Princess Joséphine Caroline of Belgium, and Claire Lee Chennault.

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In Finland

Among people born in Finland, Aarre Merikanto ranks 73 out of 751Before her are Kaija Saariaho (1952), Jaakko Hintikka (1929), Eero Aarnio (1932), Juha Kankkunen (1959), Marco Hietala (1966), and Juhani Aho (1861). After her are Leif Segerstam (1944), Paavo Lipponen (1941), Petteri Orpo (1969), Ernst Linder (1868), Peter Forsskål (1732), and Pekka Haavisto (1958).

Among MUSICIANS In Finland

Among musicians born in Finland, Aarre Merikanto ranks 2Before her are Marco Hietala (1966). After her are Tuomas Holopainen (1976), Alexi Laiho (1979), Timo Tolkki (1966), Jukka Nevalainen (1978), Emppu Vuorinen (1978), Mr Lordi (1974), Juice Leskinen (1950), Darude (1975), Sami Vänskä (1976), and Carita Holmström (1954).