New games! PlayTrivia andBirthle.


Carl Orff

1895 - 1982

Photo of Carl Orff

Icon of person Carl Orff

Carl Heinrich Maria Orff (German: [ɔʁf]; 10 July 1895 – 29 March 1982) was a German composer and music educator, best known for his cantata Carmina Burana (1937). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Carl Orff has received more than 1,221,977 page views. His biography is available in 56 different languages on Wikipedia. Carl Orff is the 50th most popular composer, the 111th most popular biography from Germany (down from 106th in 2019) and the 12th most popular German Composer.

Carl Orff is most famous for his "Carmina Burana" which is a work of choral music that was written in 1937.

Memorability Metrics

  • 1.2M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 74.68

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 56

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 13.66

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.36

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Carl Orffs by language


Among composers, Carl Orff ranks 50 out of 1,216Before him are Gaetano Donizetti, Tomaso Albinoni, Jean-Baptiste Lully, Carl Maria von Weber, Erik Satie, and Anton Bruckner. After him are Arnold Schoenberg, Jean-Philippe Rameau, Orlande de Lassus, Aram Khachaturian, Domenico Scarlatti, and Vincenzo Bellini.

Most Popular Composers in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


Among people born in 1895, Carl Orff ranks 3Before him are George VI and Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna of Russia. After him are Juan Perón, Richard Sorge, Buster Keaton, Jiddu Krishnamurti, Anna Freud, J. Edgar Hoover, Santiago Bernabéu Yeste, Wilm Hosenfeld, and Nikolai Yezhov. Among people deceased in 1982, Carl Orff ranks 7Before him are Grace Kelly, Huang Xianfan, Leonid Brezhnev, Ayn Rand, Romy Schneider, and Ingrid Bergman. After him are Arthur Rubinstein, Roman Jakobson, Henry Fonda, Philip K. Dick, Hans-Ulrich Rudel, and Anna Freud.

Others Born in 1895

Go to all Rankings

Others Deceased in 1982

Go to all Rankings

In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Carl Orff ranks 111 out of 6,142Before him are Carl Maria von Weber (1786), Nikolaus Otto (1832), Sigismund, Holy Roman Emperor (1368), Willy Brandt (1913), Gottlieb Daimler (1834), and Baron Munchausen (1720). After him are Leopold Mozart (1719), Erich Honecker (1912), Ernst Röhm (1887), Frederick III, German Emperor (1831), George II of Great Britain (1683), and Walter Benjamin (1892).

Among COMPOSERS In Germany

Among composers born in Germany, Carl Orff ranks 12Before him are Robert Schumann (1810), Felix Mendelssohn (1809), Jacques Offenbach (1819), Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714), Richard Strauss (1864), and Carl Maria von Weber (1786). After him are Georg Philipp Telemann (1681), Johann Christian Bach (1735), Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714), Johann Pachelbel (1653), Hans Zimmer (1957), and Paul Hindemith (1895).