Charles Villiers Stanford

1852 - 1924

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Sir Charles Villiers Stanford (30 September 1852 – 29 March 1924) was an Irish composer, music teacher, and conductor of the late Romantic era. Born to a well-off and highly musical family in Dublin, Stanford was educated at the University of Cambridge before studying music in Leipzig and Berlin. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles Villiers Stanford has received more than 266,947 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Charles Villiers Stanford is the 723rd most popular composer (down from 704th in 2019), the 110th most popular biography from Ireland (up from 112th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Irish Composer.

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Among composers, Charles Villiers Stanford ranks 723 out of 1,228Before him are Charles Tournemire, La Monte Young, Franz Anton Hoffmeister, Stephen Sondheim, Joseph Hellmesberger Jr., and Moritz Hauptmann. After him are André Caplet, František Brixi, Giovanni Animuccia, Richard Addinsell, Mieczysław Karłowicz, and Francesco Manfredini.

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Among people born in 1852, Charles Villiers Stanford ranks 55Before him are Infanta Maria das Neves of Portugal, William Stewart Halsted, Arnold Toynbee, Max von Gallwitz, Dục Đức, and Kodama Gentarō. After him are Jean-Louis Forain, Charles W. Fairbanks, Bruno Abakanowicz, Otakar Ševčík, Francisco Moreno, and Tadeusz Ajdukiewicz. Among people deceased in 1924, Charles Villiers Stanford ranks 61Before him are Dimitar Blagoev, Emile Claus, Andrew Irvine, Wilhelm Roux, Ebenezer Cobb Morley, and Mikhail Rodzianko. After him are E. Nesbit, Jacques Loeb, Xaver Scharwenka, Curt von Bardeleben, Cipriano Castro, and Pavel Urysohn.

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In Ireland

Among people born in Ireland, Charles Villiers Stanford ranks 110 out of 460Before him are William Howard Russell (1820), Kevin of Glendalough (498), Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751), John Millington Synge (1871), Douglas Hyde (1860), and John Banville (1945). After him are G. E. M. Anscombe (1919), Dymphna (700), Brenda Fricker (1945), Jonathan Rhys Meyers (1977), Turlough O'Carolan (1670), and Roy Keane (1971).

Among COMPOSERS In Ireland

Among composers born in Ireland, Charles Villiers Stanford ranks 2Before him are John Field (1782). After him are Turlough O'Carolan (1670), Michael William Balfe (1808), and Victor Herbert (1859).