Benjamin Britten

1913 - 1976

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Edward Benjamin Britten, Baron Britten (22 November 1913 – 4 December 1976) was an English composer, conductor, and pianist. He was a central figure of 20th-century British music, with a range of works including opera, other vocal music, orchestral and chamber pieces. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Benjamin Britten has received more than 1,869,910 page views. His biography is available in 61 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 60 in 2019). Benjamin Britten is the 103rd most popular composer (up from 105th in 2019), the 275th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 274th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Composer.

Benjamin Britten is most famous for his opera Peter Grimes.

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Among composers, Benjamin Britten ranks 103 out of 1,216Before him are Ruggero Leoncavallo, Marc-Antoine Charpentier, Paul Hindemith, Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, Guillaume Du Fay, and Joaquín Rodrigo. After him are Muzio Clementi, Mikhail Glinka, Francis Poulenc, Francisco Tárrega, Mily Balakirev, and Heinrich Schütz.

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Among people born in 1913, Benjamin Britten ranks 18Before him are Burt Lancaster, Claude Simon, Klaus Barbie, Paul Ricœur, Ramón Mercader, and Gustáv Husák. After him are Sabiha Gökçen, Makarios III, Lon Nol, Paul Erdős, Albert Ellis, and Bảo Đại. Among people deceased in 1976, Benjamin Britten ranks 16Before him are Bernard Montgomery, Fritz Lang, Jean Gabin, André Malraux, Trofim Lysenko, and Man Ray. After him are Henrik Dam, J. Paul Getty, Alexander Calder, Ulrike Meinhof, Joachim Peiper, and Benjamin Graham.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Benjamin Britten ranks 275 out of 7,765Before him are George Everest (1790), Mary of Teck (1867), Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester (1901), Nicholas Winton (1909), John Keats (1795), and Jane Goodall (1934). After him are Jocelyn Bell Burnell (1943), Peter Higgs (1929), Alec Guinness (1914), Daniel Craig (1968), Mordred (null), and Daniel Day-Lewis (1957).

Among COMPOSERS In United Kingdom

Among composers born in United Kingdom, Benjamin Britten ranks 3Before him are Edward Elgar (1857) and Henry Purcell (1659). After him are Gustav Holst (1874), John Barry (1933), William Byrd (1543), Thomas Tallis (1502), Andrew Lloyd Webber (1948), Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872), Keith Emerson (1944), Eugen d'Albert (1864), and John Dunstaple (1390).