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Christoph Willibald Gluck

1714 - 1787

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Christoph Willibald (Ritter von) Gluck (German: [ˈkʁɪstɔf ˈvɪlɪbalt ˈɡlʊk]; 2 July 1714 – 15 November 1787) was a composer of Italian and French opera in the early classical period. Born in the Upper Palatinate and raised in Bohemia, both part of the Holy Roman Empire, he gained prominence at the Habsburg court at Vienna. There he brought about the practical reform of opera's dramaturgical practices for which many intellectuals had been campaigning. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Christoph Willibald Gluck has received more than 816,182 page views. His biography is available in 68 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 69 in 2019). Christoph Willibald Gluck is the 34th most popular composer (down from 33rd in 2019), the 76th most popular biography from Germany (down from 65th in 2019) and the 9th most popular German Composer.

Gluck is most famous for his operas, especially Orfeo ed Euridice.

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Among composers, Christoph Willibald Gluck ranks 34 out of 1,216Before him are Dmitri Shostakovich, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Jacques Offenbach, Johann Strauss II, Sergei Rachmaninoff, and Maurice Ravel. After him are Richard Strauss, Sergei Prokofiev, Johann Strauss I, Modest Mussorgsky, Jean Sibelius, and Béla Bartók.

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Among people born in 1714, Christoph Willibald Gluck ranks 1After him are Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten, Étienne Bonnot de Condillac, Joseph I of Portugal, Claude Joseph Vernet, Niccolò Jommelli, Nikolaus I, Prince Esterházy, Alaungpaya, Pontiac, Duke Anthony Ulrich of Brunswick, and Jean-Baptiste Pigalle. Among people deceased in 1787, Christoph Willibald Gluck ranks 1After him are Leopold Mozart, Roger Joseph Boscovich, Alphonsus Liguori, Sophie of France, Carl Friedrich Abel, Louise of France, Şahin Giray, Anna Amalia, Abbess of Quedlinburg, Pompeo Batoni, Princess Carolina of Orange-Nassau, and William Watson.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Christoph Willibald Gluck ranks 76 out of 6,142Before him are Helmut Kohl (1930), Albert, Prince Consort (1819), Johann Gottlieb Fichte (1762), Franz Beckenbauer (1945), Karl Jaspers (1883), and Caspar David Friedrich (1774). After him are Richard Strauss (1864), Heinz Guderian (1888), Heinrich Schliemann (1822), Arminius (-17), Charles the Bald (823), and Charles Bukowski (1920).

Among COMPOSERS In Germany

Among composers born in Germany, Christoph Willibald Gluck ranks 9Before him are Richard Wagner (1813), George Frideric Handel (1685), Johannes Brahms (1833), Robert Schumann (1810), Felix Mendelssohn (1809), and Jacques Offenbach (1819). After him are Richard Strauss (1864), Carl Maria von Weber (1786), Carl Orff (1895), Georg Philipp Telemann (1681), Johann Christian Bach (1735), and Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714).