Alexander Borodin

1833 - 1887

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Alexander Porfiryevich Borodin (Russian: Александр Порфирьевич Бородин, romanized: Aleksandr Porfiryevich Borodin, IPA: [ɐlʲɪkˈsandr pɐrˈfʲi rʲjɪvʲɪtɕ bərɐˈdʲin] ; 12 November 1833 – 27 February 1887) was a Romantic composer and chemist of Georgian-Russian extraction. He was one of the prominent 19th-century composers known as "The Five", a group dedicated to producing a "uniquely Russian" kind of classical music. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alexander Borodin has received more than 1,079,586 page views. His biography is available in 76 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 73 in 2019). Alexander Borodin is the 75th most popular composer (down from 71st in 2019), the 90th most popular biography from Russia (down from 85th in 2019) and the 8th most popular Russian Composer.

Alexander Borodin is most famous for his symphonies, including "In the Steppes of Central Asia" and "In the Steppes of Central Asia".

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Among composers, Alexander Borodin ranks 75 out of 1,451Before him are Alessandro Scarlatti, John Williams, Stefania Turkewich, Alexander Scriabin, Gabriel Fauré, and Franz Lehár. After him are Leoš Janáček, Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, Hans Zimmer, Johann Pachelbel, and Mikis Theodorakis.

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Among people born in 1833, Alexander Borodin ranks 5Before him are Alfred Nobel, Johannes Brahms, Benjamin Harrison, and Wilhelm Dilthey. After him are Archduke Karl Ludwig of Austria, Élie Ducommun, Ernesto Teodoro Moneta, Alfred von Schlieffen, Ferdinand von Richthofen, Edwin Booth, and Félicien Rops. Among people deceased in 1887, Alexander Borodin ranks 2Before him is Gustav Kirchhoff. After him are Gustav Fechner, Aleksandr Ulyanov, Jenny Lind, Eugène Edine Pottier, Ivan Kramskoi, Multatuli, Johann Jakob Bachofen, Friedrich von Amerling, Alfred Krupp, and Juan, Count of Montizón.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Alexander Borodin ranks 90 out of 3,761Before him are Alexander Suvorov (1730), Alexander Scriabin (1871), Alexander Kerensky (1881), Otto Wallach (1847), Martti Ahtisaari (1937), and Dmitry Medvedev (1965). After him are Alexandra Kollontai (1872), Svetlana Alliluyeva (1926), Mikhail Kalinin (1875), Alexis of Russia (1629), Nikolai Bukharin (1888), and Ivan VI of Russia (1740).

Among COMPOSERS In Russia

Among composers born in Russia, Alexander Borodin ranks 8Before him are Igor Stravinsky (1882), Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873), Dmitri Shostakovich (1906), Modest Mussorgsky (1839), Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844), and Alexander Scriabin (1871). After him are Mily Balakirev (1837), Mikhail Glinka (1804), Dmitry Kabalevsky (1904), Sofia Gubaidulina (1931), Alfred Schnittke (1934), and Otto Nicolai (1810).