Dieterich Buxtehude

1637 - 1707

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Dieterich Buxtehude (Danish pronunciation: [ˈtiðˀəʁek bukstəˈhuːðə]; German: [ˈdiːtəʁɪç bʊkstəˈhuːdə]; c. 1637/39 – 9 May 1707) was a Danish organist and composer of the Baroque period, whose works for the organ represent a central part of the standard organ repertoire usually performed at recitals and church services. As a composer who worked in various vocal and instrumental idioms, Buxtehude's style greatly influenced other composers, such as his student Johann Sebastian Bach. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Dieterich Buxtehude has received more than 376,484 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 58 in 2019). Dieterich Buxtehude is the 68th most popular composer (down from 64th in 2019), the 28th most popular biography from Sweden (down from 25th in 2019) and the most popular Swedish Composer.

Dieterich Buxtehude was a German organist and composer who is most famous for his organ compositions.

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Among composers, Dieterich Buxtehude ranks 68 out of 1,228Before him are Johann Pachelbel, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, John Williams, George Gershwin, Johann Christian Bach, and John Cage. After him are Astor Piazzolla, Alessandro Scarlatti, Anton Webern, Charles Gounod, Alexander Scriabin, and Nino Rota.

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Among people born in 1637, Dieterich Buxtehude ranks 1After him are Jan Swammerdam, Köprülüzade Fazıl Mustafa Pasha, Anne Hyde, Bernardo Pasquini, Nicolas Catinat, Jan van der Heyden, Christian II, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken-Birkenfeld, Anne Marie Martinozzi, and Jacques Marquette. Among people deceased in 1707, Dieterich Buxtehude ranks 2Before him is Françoise-Athénaïs de Rochechouart, Marquise de Montespan. After him are Aurangzeb, Sébastien Le Prestre de Vauban, Ahmad Khani, Jean Mabillon, Shitao, Louis William, Margrave of Baden-Baden, Christoph Cellarius, Johann Christoph Denner, Jeremiah Clarke, and Zheng Keshuang.

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In Sweden

Among people born in Sweden, Dieterich Buxtehude ranks 28 out of 1,296Before him are Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden (1946), Svante Arrhenius (1859), Gustaf V of Sweden (1858), Dag Hammarskjöld (1905), Gustav I of Sweden (1496), and Oscar II of Sweden (1829). After him are Charles X Gustav of Sweden (1622), Gustav III of Sweden (1746), Emanuel Swedenborg (1688), Charles IX of Sweden (1550), Charles XIII of Sweden (1748), and Tomas Tranströmer (1931).

Among COMPOSERS In Sweden

Among composers born in Sweden, Dieterich Buxtehude ranks 1After him are Hugo Alfvén (1872), Wilhelm Stenhammar (1871), Princess Cecilia of Sweden (1807), Kurt Atterberg (1887), Johan Helmich Roman (1694), Allan Pettersson (1911), Lars-Erik Larsson (1908), Wilhelm Peterson-Berger (1867), Ture Rangström (1884), and Einar Englund (1916).