Django Reinhardt

1910 - 1953

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Jean Reinhardt (23 January 1910 – 16 May 1953), known by his Romani nickname Django (French: [dʒãŋɡo ʁɛjnaʁt] or [dʒɑ̃ɡo ʁenɑʁt]), was a Romani-French jazz guitarist and composer. He was one of the first major jazz talents to emerge in Europe and has been hailed as one of its most significant exponents. With violinist Stéphane Grappelli, Reinhardt formed the Paris-based Quintette du Hot Club de France in 1934. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Django Reinhardt has received more than 4,028,649 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 60 in 2019). Django Reinhardt is the 67th most popular musician (down from 65th in 2019), the 56th most popular biography from Belgium and the most popular Belgian Musician.

Django Reinhardt was a jazz guitarist who was famous for being able to play with only two fingers on his left hand after he lost the use of three fingers in a fire.

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Among musicians, Django Reinhardt ranks 67 out of 3,175Before him are Duke Ellington, John Deacon, Israel Kamakawiwoʻole, Björn Ulvaeus, Charlie Watts, and Ritchie Blackmore. After him are Mstislav Rostropovich, Dean Martin, Jamiroquai, Robert Fripp, Jon Lord, and Pablo de Sarasate.

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Among people born in 1910, Django Reinhardt ranks 12Before him are Robert K. Merton, Irena Sendler, Gloria Stuart, Jean Genet, Paulette Goddard, and Katherine Oppenheimer. After him are Konrad Zuse, Jacques Monod, Eric Berne, Chiang Ching-kuo, Gerda Taro, and Dorothy Hodgkin. Among people deceased in 1953, Django Reinhardt ranks 12Before him are Gerd von Rundstedt, Francis Picabia, Robert Andrews Millikan, Carol II of Romania, Klement Gottwald, and Guccio Gucci. After him are Mary of Teck, Emmerich Kálmán, Hans Fritzsche, Eugene O'Neill, Vladimir Tatlin, and Ivan Bunin.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, Django Reinhardt ranks 56 out of 1,190Before him are Margaret of Parma (1522), Julio Cortázar (1914), Isabella of Austria (1501), Adolphe Sax (1814), Princess Stéphanie of Belgium (1864), and Pepin of Landen (585). After him are Jacob Jordaens (1593), François Englert (1932), Léon Degrelle (1906), James Ensor (1860), Hugo van der Goes (1440), and Johann Tserclaes, Count of Tilly (1559).

Among MUSICIANS In Belgium

Among musicians born in Belgium, Django Reinhardt ranks 1After him are Toots Thielemans (1922), Arthur Grumiaux (1921), Brian Molko (1972), Sigiswald Kuijken (1944), Adrien-François Servais (1807), Bobbejaan Schoepen (1925), André Cluytens (1905), Francis Goya (1946), Arthur De Greef (1862), Gotye (1980), and Lost Frequencies (1993).