César Franck

1822 - 1890

César Franck

César-Auguste-Jean-Guillaume-Hubert Franck (10 December 1822 – 8 November 1890) was a composer, pianist, organist, and music teacher who worked in Paris during his adult life. He was born at Liège, in what is now Belgium (though at the time of his birth it was part of the United Kingdom of the Netherlands). He gave his first concerts there in 1834 and studied privately in Paris from 1835, where his teachers included Anton Reicha. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of César Franck has received more than 454,234 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 80th most popular composer.

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Among composers, César Franck ranks 80 out of 1,008Before him are John Cage, John Williams, Marc-Antoine Charpentier, Luigi Boccherini, Arvo Pärt, and Ruggero Leoncavallo. After him are Alban Berg, Leonard Bernstein, Nino Rota, Carl Czerny, Leoš Janáček, and Léo Delibes.

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Among people born in 1822, César Franck ranks 5Before him are Louis Pasteur, Gregor Mendel, Heinrich Schliemann, and Ulysses S. Grant. After him are Frédéric Passy, Francis Galton, Rudolf Clausius, Rutherford B. Hayes, Étienne Lenoir, Charles Hermite, and Edmond de Goncourt. Among people deceased in 1890, César Franck ranks 5Before him are Vincent van Gogh, Heinrich Schliemann, Sitting Bull, and Carlo Collodi. After him are William III of the Netherlands, Gyula Andrássy, Amadeo I of Spain, Joseph Merrick, Henri Nestlé, Duchess Helene in Bavaria, and Richard Francis Burton.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, César Franck ranks 28 out of 658Before him are Leopold III of Belgium (1901), Jacques Brel (1929), Albert I of Belgium (1875), Jean-Claude Van Damme (1960), Agnès Varda (1928), and Hergé (1907). After him are Baudouin of Belgium (1930), Adolphe Sax (1814), Charles VII, Holy Roman Emperor (1697), Simon Stevin (1548), Victor Horta (1861), and Mary of Hungary (1505).

Among COMPOSERS In Belgium

Among composers born in Belgium, César Franck ranks 1After him are Orlande de Lassus (1534), Guillaume Du Fay (1397), Johannes Ockeghem (1410), Gilles Binchois (1400), Adrian Willaert (1490), Henri Vieuxtemps (1820), Eugène Ysaÿe (1858), Jacob Obrecht (1457), André Grétry (1741), Alexander Agricola (1446), and Pierre De Geyter (1848).

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