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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 657,452 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 57 in 2019). Charles Gounod is the 68th most popular composer (up from 72nd in 2019), the 249th most popular biography from France (up from 253rd 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 68 out of 1,216Before him are Johann Christian Bach, George Gershwin, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, John Williams, Alexander Scriabin, and Giovanni Battista Pergolesi. After him are Vangelis, Alessandro Scarlatti, Alexander Borodin, Johann Pachelbel, Anton Webern, and Josquin des Prez.

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Among people born in 1818, Charles Gounod ranks 8Before him are James Prescott Joule, Alexander II of Russia, Emily Brontë, Ignaz Semmelweis, Ivan Turgenev, and Christian IX of Denmark. After him are Jacob Burckhardt, Lewis H. Morgan, Marius Petipa, Rudolf von Jhering, Ernest II, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, and Adolf Anderssen. Among people deceased in 1893, Charles Gounod ranks 3Before him are Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and Guy de Maupassant. After him are Patrice de MacMahon, Hippolyte Taine, Jean-Martin Charcot, Rutherford B. Hayes, Alexander of Battenberg, Jan Matejko, Ernest II, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Josef Stefan, and Jules Ferry.

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In France

Among people born in France, Charles Gounod ranks 249 out of 6,011Before him are Margaret of Valois (1553), Oscar I of Sweden (1799), Stéphane Mallarmé (1842), Colette (1873), Serge Gainsbourg (1928), and Philip the Good (1396). After him are Pierre Corneille (1606), Charles de Batz de Castelmore d'Artagnan (1611), Charles I of Anjou (1226), Vincent de Paul (1581), Charles the Simple (879), and Joseph Fouché (1759).

Among COMPOSERS In France

Among composers born in France, Charles Gounod ranks 9Before him are Hector Berlioz (1803), Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1520), Maurice Ravel (1875), Camille Saint-Saëns (1835), Erik Satie (1866), and Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683). After him are Josquin des Prez (1450), Jules Massenet (1842), Gabriel Fauré (1845), Olivier Messiaen (1908), François Couperin (1668), and Léo Delibes (1836).