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Alexander Borodin

1833 - 1887

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Alexander Porfiryevich Borodin (Russian: Александр Порфирьевич Бородин, tr. 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 1,005,894 page views. His biography is available in 73 different languages on Wikipedia. Alexander Borodin is the 71st most popular composer (down from 60th in 2019), the 85th most popular biography from Russia (down from 56th 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 71 out of 1,216Before him are John Williams, Alexander Scriabin, Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, Charles Gounod, Vangelis, and Alessandro Scarlatti. After him are Johann Pachelbel, Anton Webern, Josquin des Prez, Jules Massenet, Dieterich Buxtehude, and Gabriel Fauré.

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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, Archduke Karl Ludwig of Austria, Benjamin Harrison, Élie Ducommun, Alfred von Schlieffen, Ferdinand von Richthofen, Félicien Rops, Ernesto Teodoro Moneta, and Léon Bonnat. Among people deceased in 1887, Alexander Borodin ranks 2Before him is Gustav Kirchhoff. After him are Gustav Fechner, Jenny Lind, Eugène Edine Pottier, Aleksandr Ulyanov, Ivan Kramskoi, Multatuli, Johann Jakob Bachofen, Alfred Krupp, Juan, Count of Montizón, and Jules Laforgue.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Alexander Borodin ranks 85 out of 3,262Before him are Mikhail Kutuzov (1745), Anna Pavlova (1881), Roman Jakobson (1896), Grigory Potemkin (1739), Michael of Russia (1596), and Wilhelm Wien (1864). After him are Alexis of Russia (1629), Mikhail Kalinin (1875), Ivan Konev (1897), Andrei Rublev (1360), Mikhail Tukhachevsky (1893), and Vasili IV of Russia (1552).

Among COMPOSERS In Russia

Among composers born in Russia, Alexander Borodin ranks 8Before him are Igor Stravinsky (1882), Dmitri Shostakovich (1906), Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873), Modest Mussorgsky (1839), Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844), and Alexander Scriabin (1871). After him are Mikhail Glinka (1804), Mily Balakirev (1837), Dmitry Kabalevsky (1904), Alexander Vasilyevich Alexandrov (1883), Sofia Gubaidulina (1931), and Alfred Schnittke (1934).