Béla Bartók

1881 - 1945

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Béla Viktor János Bartók (; Hungarian: Bartók Béla, pronounced [ˈbɒrtoːk ˈbeːlɒ]; 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 1,781,014 page views. His biography is available in 81 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 77 in 2019). Béla Bartók is the 41st most popular composer (up from 45th in 2019), the 3rd most popular biography from Romania (up from 5th in 2019) and the most popular Romanian Composer.

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

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Among composers, Béla Bartók ranks 41 out of 1,228Before him are Sergei Rachmaninoff, Richard Strauss, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Camille Saint-Saëns, Jean Sibelius, and Claudio Monteverdi. After him are Johann Strauss I, Jean-Baptiste Lully, Tomaso Albinoni, Arnold Schoenberg, Carl Maria von Weber, and Orlande de Lassus.

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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 Lu Xun, Anna Pavlova, Kliment Voroshilov, Alexander Kerensky, Enver Pasha, and Ludwig von Mises. Among people deceased in 1945, Béla Bartók ranks 8Before him are Benito Mussolini, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Anne Frank, Heinrich Himmler, Joseph Goebbels, and Eva Braun. After him are Martin Bormann, Fedor von Bock, Walter Model, Anton Webern, Vidkun Quisling, and Wilhelm Canaris.

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In Romania

Among people born in Romania, Béla Bartók ranks 3 out of 572Before him are Vlad the Impaler (1431) and Nicolae Ceaușescu (1918). After him are Matthias Corvinus (1443), Eugène Ionesco (1909), Alaric I (376), Stephen Báthory (1533), Tristan Tzara (1896), John Hunyadi (1407), Ion Antonescu (1882), Elena Ceaușescu (1916), and Mircea Eliade (1907).

Among COMPOSERS In Romania

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