Alexander Borodin

1833 - 1887

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Alexander Porfiryevich Borodin (Russian: Алекса́ндр Порфи́рьевич Бороди́н, tr. Aleksandr Porfir’yevich Borodin, IPA: [ɐlʲɪkˈsandr pɐrˈfʲi rʲjɪvʲɪtɕ bərɐˈdʲin] (listen); 12 November 1833 – 27 February 1887) was a Russian Romantic composer and chemist. He was one of the prominent 19th-century composers known as "The Five", "Kuchka" or "Mighty Handful", 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 777,345 page views. His biography is available in 73 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 68 in 2019). Alexander Borodin is the 60th most popular composer (down from 57th in 2019), the 56th most popular biography from Russia (down from 55th in 2019) and the 7th 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 60 out of 1,228Before him are Guido of Arezzo, Anton Bruckner, Domenico Scarlatti, Aram Khachaturian, Edward Elgar, and Henry Purcell. After him are Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, Johann Pachelbel, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, John Williams, George Gershwin, and Johann Christian Bach.

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Among people born in 1833, Alexander Borodin ranks 3Before him are Alfred Nobel and Johannes Brahms. After him are Wilhelm Dilthey, Benjamin Harrison, Archduke Karl Ludwig of Austria, Alfred von Schlieffen, Élie Ducommun, Ferdinand von Richthofen, Ernesto Teodoro Moneta, Eugen Dühring, and Félicien Rops. Among people deceased in 1887, Alexander Borodin ranks 1After him are Gustav Kirchhoff, Gustav Fechner, Jenny Lind, Eugène Edine Pottier, Multatuli, Aleksandr Ulyanov, Ivan Kramskoi, Johann Jakob Bachofen, Juan, Count of Montizón, Doc Holliday, and Carolyne zu Sayn-Wittgenstein.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Alexander Borodin ranks 56 out of 2,688Before him are Vyacheslav Molotov (1890), Lou Andreas-Salomé (1861), Lev Yashin (1929), Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna of Russia (1895), Georg Cantor (1845), and Rurik (830). After him are Alexander Nevsky (1220), Vasily Zaitsev (1915), Mikhail Kalashnikov (1919), Vladimir the Great (958), Gustav Kirchhoff (1824), and Boris Godunov (1552).

Among COMPOSERS In Russia

Among composers born in Russia, Alexander Borodin ranks 7Before him are Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840), Igor Stravinsky (1882), Dmitri Shostakovich (1906), Modest Mussorgsky (1839), Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873), and Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844). After him are Alexander Scriabin (1871), Mikhail Glinka (1804), Mily Balakirev (1837), Dmitry Kabalevsky (1904), Alexander Vasilyevich Alexandrov (1883), and Alfred Schnittke (1934).