Charles Gounod

1818 - 1893

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Charles-François Gounod (; French: [ʃaʁl fʁɑ̃swa ɡuno]; 17 June 1818 – 18 October 1893), usually known as Charles Gounod, was a French composer. He wrote twelve operas, of which the most popular has always been Faust (1859); his Roméo et Juliette (1867) also remains in the international repertory. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles Gounod has received more than 550,712 page views. His biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 55 in 2019). Charles Gounod is the 72nd most popular composer (down from 63rd in 2019), the 253rd most popular biography from France (down from 219th in 2019) and the 9th most popular French Composer.

Charles Gounod is most famous for his opera Faust, which is based on the novel of the same name by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.

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Among composers, Charles Gounod ranks 72 out of 1,228Before him are Johann Christian Bach, John Cage, Dieterich Buxtehude, Astor Piazzolla, Alessandro Scarlatti, and Anton Webern. After him are Alexander Scriabin, Nino Rota, Josquin des Prez, Mikis Theodorakis, Alban Berg, and Mikhail Glinka.

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Among people born in 1818, Charles Gounod ranks 7Before him are Karl Marx, James Prescott Joule, Ignaz Semmelweis, Ivan Turgenev, Alexander II of Russia, and Emily Brontë. After him are Christian IX of Denmark, Jacob Burckhardt, Marius Petipa, Lewis H. Morgan, Adolf Anderssen, and Rudolf von Jhering. Among people deceased in 1893, Charles Gounod ranks 3Before him are Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and Guy de Maupassant. After him are Jean-Martin Charcot, Patrice de MacMahon, Hippolyte Taine, Rutherford B. Hayes, Josef Stefan, Alexander of Battenberg, Jan Matejko, John Tyndall, and Ernst Kummer.

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In France

Among people born in France, Charles Gounod ranks 253 out of 5,234Before him are Charlotte Corday (1768), Paul Signac (1863), Zinedine Zidane (1972), Georges de La Tour (1593), Philip the Good (1396), and Colette (1873). After him are Pierre Corneille (1606), Louis-Ferdinand Céline (1894), Louis VI of France (1081), Camille Claudel (1864), Albert Uderzo (1927), and Ferdinand Foch (1851).

Among COMPOSERS In France

Among composers born in France, Charles Gounod ranks 9Before him are Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1520), Hector Berlioz (1803), Maurice Ravel (1875), Camille Saint-Saëns (1835), Erik Satie (1866), and Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683). After him are Josquin des Prez (1450), Gabriel Fauré (1845), Jules Massenet (1842), Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1645), Adolphe Adam (1803), and François Couperin (1668).