Chevalier de Saint-Georges

1745 - 1799

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Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges (December 25, 1745 – June 10, 1799), was a Creole virtuoso violinist, conductor of the leading symphony orchestra and classical composer in Paris. He was born in the then French colony of Guadeloupe as the son of Georges de Bologne Saint-Georges, a wealthy married planter and an African slave woman. At the age of seven he was taken to France and at the age of thirteen educated as gendarme to the King. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Chevalier de Saint-Georges has received more than 817,252 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Chevalier de Saint-Georges is the 555th most popular composer (up from 572nd in 2019), the 5th most popular biography from Guadeloupe (down from 4th in 2019) and the most popular Composer.

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Among composers, Chevalier de Saint-Georges ranks 555 out of 1,216Before him are Philippe Herreweghe, Fredrik Pacius, Carmine Coppola, Johann David Heinichen, Jonathan Larson, and Arno Babajanian. After him are Pierre Henry, Riccardo Drigo, Bálint Bakfark, Aloysia Weber, Antonio Maria Abbatini, and Pancho Vladigerov.

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Among people born in 1745, Chevalier de Saint-Georges ranks 23Before him are George Atwood, Olaudah Equiano, Shneur Zalman of Liadi, Gregory V of Constantinople, Denis Fonvizin, and Jens Juel. After him are Johann Hieronymus Schröter, Ernest II, Duke of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg, Gim Hongdo, Maxim Berezovsky, Johann Peter Frank, and Bodawpaya. Among people deceased in 1799, Chevalier de Saint-Georges ranks 20Before him are Étienne-Louis Boullée, Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf, Jan Ingenhousz, Jean-Charles de Borda, Barthélemy Catherine Joubert, and Jean-François Marmontel. After him are Patrick Henry, Pierre Pigneau de Behaine, Claude Balbastre, Marcus Elieser Bloch, Pierre Charles Le Monnier, and William Curtis.

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In Guadeloupe

Among people born in Guadeloupe, Chevalier de Saint-Georges ranks 5 out of 29Before him are Saint-John Perse (1887), Maryse Condé (1937), Marius Trésor (1950), and Lilian Thuram (1972). After him are Jacques François Dugommier (1738), Jocelyn Angloma (1965), Teddy Riner (1989), Marie-José Pérec (1968), Thomas Lemar (1995), Didier Dinart (1977), and Christine Arron (1973).

Among COMPOSERS In Guadeloupe

Among composers born in Guadeloupe, Chevalier de Saint-Georges ranks 1