Astor Piazzolla

1921 - 1992

Photo of Astor Piazzolla

Icon of person Astor Piazzolla

Astor Pantaleón Piazzolla (Spanish pronunciation: [pjaˈsola], Italian pronunciation: [pjatˈtsɔlla]; March 11, 1921 – July 4, 1992) was an Argentine tango composer, bandoneon player, and arranger. His works revolutionized the traditional tango into a new style termed nuevo tango, incorporating elements from jazz and classical music. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Astor Piazzolla has received more than 895,706 page views. His biography is available in 56 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 54 in 2019). Astor Piazzolla is the 69th most popular composer (down from 60th in 2019), the 9th most popular biography from Argentina and the most popular Argentinean Composer.

Astor Piazzolla is most famous for his tango compositions and his work with the band, "The Quintet of the Americas."

Memorability Metrics

  • 900k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 78.78

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 56

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 10.02

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.76

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Astor Piazzollas by language


Among composers, Astor Piazzolla ranks 69 out of 1,228Before him are Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, John Williams, George Gershwin, Johann Christian Bach, John Cage, and Dieterich Buxtehude. After him are Alessandro Scarlatti, Anton Webern, Charles Gounod, Alexander Scriabin, Nino Rota, and Josquin des Prez.

Most Popular Composers in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


Among people born in 1921, Astor Piazzolla ranks 7Before him are Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Charles Bronson, Alexander Dubček, Andrei Sakharov, John Rawls, and Stanisław Lem. After him are Suharto, Fawzia Fuad of Egypt, Michael I of Romania, Fahd of Saudi Arabia, Yves Montand, and Peter Ustinov. Among people deceased in 1992, Astor Piazzolla ranks 9Before him are Alexander Dubček, Friedrich Hayek, Grace Hopper, Willy Brandt, Menachem Begin, and John Cage. After him are Francis Bacon, Mikhail Tal, Olivier Messiaen, Anthony Perkins, Giovanni Falcone, and Barbara McClintock.

Others Born in 1921

Go to all Rankings

Others Deceased in 1992

Go to all Rankings

In Argentina

Among people born in Argentina, Astor Piazzolla ranks 9 out of 900Before him are Jorge Luis Borges (1899), Alfredo Di Stéfano (1926), Eva Perón (1919), Diego Maradona (1960), Juan Perón (1895), and Juan Manuel Fangio (1911). After him are Isabel Martínez de Perón (1931), Martha Argerich (1941), Jorge Rafael Videla (1925), José de San Martín (1778), Daniel Barenboim (1942), and Lionel Messi (1987).

Among COMPOSERS In Argentina

Among composers born in Argentina, Astor Piazzolla ranks 1After him are Alberto Ginastera (1916), Mauricio Kagel (1931), Luis Bacalov (1933), Ariel Ramírez (1921), Mariano Mores (1918), and Osvaldo Golijov (1960).