Agustín Lara

1897 - 1970

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Ángel Agustín María Carlos Fausto Mariano Alfonso del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús Lara y Aguirre del Pino (Spanish pronunciation: [aɣusˈtin ˈlaɾa]; October 30, 1897 – 1970), known as Agustín Lara, was a Mexican composer and interpreter of songs and boleros. He is recognized as one of the most popular songwriters of his era. His work was widely appreciated not only in Mexico but also in Central and South America, the Caribbean and Spain. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Agustín Lara has received more than 361,075 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Agustín Lara is the 586th most popular composer (up from 622nd in 2019), the 98th most popular biography from Mexico (down from 97th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Mexican Composer.

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Among composers, Agustín Lara ranks 586 out of 1,228Before him are Rikard Nordraak, Michael Kamen, Johann Kirnberger, Alexandre Guilmant, Antônio Carlos Gomes, and Leo Fall. After him are Marcello Abbado, Domenico Gabrielli, Nicolas-Charles Bochsa, Antoine François Marmontel, Boris Asafyev, and Manos Hatzidakis.

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Among people born in 1897, Agustín Lara ranks 109Before him are Alexandre Tansman, Polina Zhemchuzhina, Olga Chekhova, Edmund Heines, Richard Hildebrandt, and Fazlollah Zahedi. After him are Karol Świerczewski, Georgy Shpagin, Nisargadatta Maharaj, Štefan Tiso, Peter Högl, and Marian Anderson. Among people deceased in 1970, Agustín Lara ranks 93Before him are Mikhail Mil, Marie-Pierre Kœnig, Eiji Tsuburaya, Erle Stanley Gardner, Pedro Eugenio Aramburu, and Vasyl Sukhomlynsky. After him are Ludolf von Alvensleben, Franz Schlegelberger, Yusof Ishak, Luis Mariano, John Barbirolli, and Albert Lamorisse.

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In Mexico

Among people born in Mexico, Agustín Lara ranks 98 out of 487Before him are Javier Aguirre (1958), Pedro Rodríguez (1940), Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas (1934), Thalía (1971), Manuel Uribe (1965), and Adolfo de la Huerta (1881). After him are Jorge Negrete (1910), Adolfo Ruiz Cortines (1889), Tomás Balcázar (1931), Lupe Vélez (1908), Rosario Castellanos (1925), and Laura Esquivel (1950).

Among COMPOSERS In Mexico

Among composers born in Mexico, Agustín Lara ranks 2Before him are Manuel Ponce (1886). After him are Carlos Chávez (1899), Juventino Rosas (1868), Silvestre Revueltas (1899), and Arturo Márquez (1950).