Camille Saint-Saëns

1835 - 1921

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Charles-Camille Saint-Saëns (French: [ʃaʁl kamij sɛ̃ sɑ̃(s)]; 9 October 1835 – 16 December 1921) was a French composer, organist, conductor and pianist of the Romantic era. His best-known works include Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso (1863), the Second Piano Concerto (1868), the First Cello Concerto (1872), Danse macabre (1874), the opera Samson and Delilah (1877), the Third Violin Concerto (1880), the Third ("Organ") Symphony (1886) and The Carnival of the Animals (1886). Saint-Saëns was a musical prodigy; he made his concert debut at the age of ten. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Camille Saint-Saëns has received more than 1,818,173 page views. His biography is available in 64 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 61 in 2019). Camille Saint-Saëns is the 38th most popular composer (up from 41st in 2019), the 103rd most popular biography from France (up from 130th in 2019) and the 6th most popular French Composer.

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Among composers, Camille Saint-Saëns ranks 38 out of 1,228. Before him are Jacques Offenbach, Christoph Willibald Gluck, Modest Mussorgsky, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Richard Strauss, and Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. After him are Jean Sibelius, Claudio Monteverdi, Béla Bartók, Johann Strauss I, Jean-Baptiste Lully, and Tomaso Albinoni.

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Among people born in 1835, Camille Saint-Saëns ranks 4Before him are Mark Twain, Pope Pius X, and Empress Dowager Cixi. After him are Leopold II of Belgium, Cesare Lombroso, Andrew Carnegie, Adolf von Baeyer, César Cui, Giovanni Schiaparelli, Henryk Wieniawski, and Samuel Butler. Among people deceased in 1921, Camille Saint-Saëns ranks 1After him are Enrico Caruso, Peter Kropotkin, Peter I of Serbia, Talaat Pasha, Gabriel Lippmann, Ludwig III of Bavaria, John Boyd Dunlop, Carl Menger, Roman von Ungern-Sternberg, Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein, and Alfred Hermann Fried.

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In France

Among people born in France, Camille Saint-Saëns ranks 103 out of 5,234. Before him are Louis XVIII of France (1755), André Gide (1869), Rudolf Diesel (1858), Bernard of Clairvaux (1090), Charles IX of France (1550), and Philip II of France (1165). After him are Albert Schweitzer (1875), Louis XII of France (1462), Paul Verlaine (1844), Godfrey of Bouillon (1060), Louis Braille (1809), and George Sand (1804).

Among COMPOSERS In France

Among composers born in France, Camille Saint-Saëns ranks 6Before him are Claude Debussy (1862), Georges Bizet (1838), Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1520), Hector Berlioz (1803), and Maurice Ravel (1875). After him are Erik Satie (1866), Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683), Charles Gounod (1818), Josquin des Prez (1450), Gabriel Fauré (1845), and Jules Massenet (1842).