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Claude Debussy

1862 - 1918

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(Achille) Claude Debussy (French: [aʃil klod dəbysi]; 22 August 1862 – 25 March 1918) was a French composer. He is sometimes seen as the first Impressionist composer, although he vigorously rejected the term. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Claude Debussy has received more than 5,933,182 page views. His biography is available in 97 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 95 in 2019). Claude Debussy is the 23rd most popular composer (down from 19th in 2019), the 63rd most popular biography from France (down from 46th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular French Composer.

Claude Debussy was a French composer who is most famous for his compositions of Impressionist music.

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Among composers, Claude Debussy ranks 23 out of 1,216Before him are Gioachino Rossini, Igor Stravinsky, Edvard Grieg, Felix Mendelssohn, Claudio Monteverdi, and Georges Bizet. After him are Hector Berlioz, Bedřich Smetana, Ennio Morricone, Antonio Salieri, Dmitri Shostakovich, and Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina.

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Among people born in 1862, Claude Debussy ranks 2Before him is Gustav Klimt. After him are Maurice Maeterlinck, David Hilbert, Philipp Lenard, Arthur Schnitzler, Gerhart Hauptmann, O. Henry, William Henry Bragg, Allvar Gullstrand, Aristide Briand, and Victoria of Baden. Among people deceased in 1918, Claude Debussy ranks 4Before him are Nicholas II of Russia, Gustav Klimt, and Abdul Hamid II. After him are Gavrilo Princip, Mehmed V, Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia, Egon Schiele, Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna of Russia, Guillaume Apollinaire, Manfred von Richthofen, and Georg Cantor.

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In France

Among people born in France, Claude Debussy ranks 63 out of 6,011Before him are Gustave Flaubert (1821), Edgar Degas (1834), Georges Bizet (1838), Jacques-Louis David (1748), Arthur Rimbaud (1854), and Charles Perrault (1628). After him are Henri Becquerel (1852), Cardinal Richelieu (1585), Louis Braille (1809), Hector Berlioz (1803), Maximilien Robespierre (1758), and Gustave Eiffel (1832).

Among COMPOSERS In France

Among composers born in France, Claude Debussy ranks 2Before him are Georges Bizet (1838). After him are Hector Berlioz (1803), Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1520), Maurice Ravel (1875), Camille Saint-Saëns (1835), Erik Satie (1866), Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683), Charles Gounod (1818), Josquin des Prez (1450), Jules Massenet (1842), and Gabriel Fauré (1845).