Béla Bartók

1881 - 1945

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Béla Viktor János Bartók (; Hungarian: [ˈbeːlɒ ˈbɒrtoːk]; 25 March 1881 – 26 September 1945) was a Hungarian composer, pianist and ethnomusicologist. He is considered one of the most important composers of the 20th century; he and Franz Liszt are regarded as Hungary's greatest composers. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Béla Bartók has received more than 2,421,063 page views. His biography is available in 84 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 82 in 2019). Béla Bartók is the 41st most popular composer (down from 40th in 2019), the 3rd most popular biography from Romania and the most popular Romanian Composer.

Béla Bartók is most famous for his compositions of folk music from Eastern Europe.

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Over the past year Béla Bartók has had the most page views in the with 290,859 views, followed by Hungarian (63,227), and Japanese (61,997). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Korean (421.00%), Ido (123.59%), and Kirghiz (95.14%)


Among composers, Béla Bartók ranks 41 out of 1,451Before him are Anton Bruckner, Johann Strauss I, Johann Strauss II, Jean Sibelius, Jean-Baptiste Lully, and Sergei Prokofiev. After him are Modest Mussorgsky, Carl Maria von Weber, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Edward Elgar, Gaetano Donizetti, and Vincenzo Bellini.

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Among people born in 1881, Béla Bartók ranks 6Before him are Pablo Picasso, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, Alexander Fleming, Stefan Zweig, and Pope John XXIII. After him are Asta Nielsen, Lu Xun, Anna Pavlova, Alexander Kerensky, Hans Kelsen, and Enver Pasha. Among people deceased in 1945, Béla Bartók ranks 9Before him are Franklin D. Roosevelt, Anne Frank, Heinrich Himmler, Joseph Goebbels, Eva Braun, and Martin Bormann. After him are Fedor von Bock, Anton Webern, Ernst Cassirer, Walter Model, Subhas Chandra Bose, and Thomas Hunt Morgan.

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In Romania

Among people born in Romania, Béla Bartók ranks 3 out of 844Before him are Vlad the Impaler (1431), and Nicolae Ceaușescu (1918). After him are Michael I of Romania (1921), Eugène Ionesco (1909), Alaric I (376), Stephen Báthory (1533), John Hunyadi (1407), Emil Cioran (1911), Elena Ceaușescu (1916), Tristan Tzara (1896), and Béla IV of Hungary (1206).

Among COMPOSERS In Romania

Among composers born in Romania, Béla Bartók ranks 1After him are György Ligeti (1923), George Enescu (1881), Iannis Xenakis (1922), Ion Ivanovici (1845), György Kurtág (1926), Vladimir Cosma (1940), Bálint Bakfark (1507), Péter Eötvös (1944), Sándor Veress (1907), and Sándor Végh (1912).