Chevalier de Saint-Georges

1745 - 1799

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Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges (December 25, 1745 – June 10, 1799), was a French classical composer, virtuoso violinist, a conductor of the leading symphony orchestra in Paris, and a renowned champion fencer. Born in the then French colony of Guadeloupe, he was the son of Georges de Bologne Saint-Georges, a wealthy married planter, and Anne, dite (called) Nanon, his wife's African slave.When he was young, his father took him to France, where he was educated. During the French Revolution, the younger Saint-Georges served as a colonel of the Légion St.-Georges, the first all-black regiment in Europe, fighting on the side of the Republic. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Chevalier de Saint-Georges has received more than 687,847 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Chevalier de Saint-Georges is the 572nd most popular composer (up from 598th in 2019), the 4th most popular biography from Guadeloupe (down from 3rd in 2019) and the most popular Guadeloupian Composer.

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Among composers, Chevalier de Saint-Georges ranks 572 out of 1,228Before him are Franz Schmidt, Jean-Féry Rebel, John Bull, Ferenc Erkel, Riccardo Drigo, and Karel Svoboda. After him are Georgy Sviridov, Ernst Krenek, Friedrich Wilhelm Zachow, Anton Schindler, Tielman Susato, and Helmut Lachenmann.

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Among people born in 1745, Chevalier de Saint-Georges ranks 23Before him are Denis Fonvizin, Mihrişah Sultan, Jens Juel, Gregory V of Constantinople, Johann Hieronymus Schröter, and Caspar Wessel. After him are Antonio José Cavanilles, Bodawpaya, Isaac Titsingh, Maxim Berezovsky, Olaudah Equiano, and Ernest II, Duke of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg. Among people deceased in 1799, Chevalier de Saint-Georges ranks 21Before him are Charles Theodore, Elector of Bavaria, Jan Ingenhousz, Jean-Charles de Borda, Barthélemy Catherine Joubert, Jean-François Marmontel, and Heinrich Johann Nepomuk von Crantz. After him are Johann Hedwig, Claude Balbastre, Patrick Henry, Marcus Elieser Bloch, Pierre Pigneau de Behaine, and Pierre Charles Le Monnier.

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In Guadeloupe

Among people born in Guadeloupe, Chevalier de Saint-Georges ranks 4 out of 27Before him are Saint-John Perse (1887), Lilian Thuram (1972), and Maryse Condé (1937). After him are Marius Trésor (1950), Jacques François Dugommier (1738), Jocelyn Angloma (1965), Marie-José Pérec (1968), Thomas Lemar (1995), Teddy Riner (1989), Christine Arron (1973), and Didier Dinart (1977).

Among COMPOSERS In Guadeloupe

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