Django Reinhardt

1910 - 1953

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Jean Reinhardt (23 January 1910 – 16 May 1953), known to all by his Romani nickname Django (French: [dʒãŋɡo ʁɛjnaʁt] or [dʒɑ̃ɡo ʁenɑʁt]), was a Belgian-born Romani-French jazz guitarist and composer. He was the first major jazz talent to emerge from Europe and remains the most significant.With violinist Stéphane Grappelli, Reinhardt formed the Paris-based Quintette du Hot Club de France in 1934. The group was among the first to play jazz that featured the guitar as a lead instrument. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Django Reinhardt has received more than 2,574,868 page views. His biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 55 in 2019). Django Reinhardt is the 35th most popular musician (up from 38th in 2019), the 33rd most popular biography from Belgium (up from 37th in 2019) 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 35 out of 2,675Before him are Ronnie James Dio, Bon Scott, Miles Davis, Scatman John, Arthur Rubinstein, and Jean-Michel Jarre. After him are Keith Richards, Maria Anna Mozart, B.B. King, David Gilmour, Isaac Albéniz, and Roger Waters.

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Among people born in 1910, Django Reinhardt ranks 9Before him are Jacques Cousteau, Irena Sendler, Giuseppe Meazza, Gloria Stuart, Robert K. Merton, and Ingrid of Sweden. After him are Konrad Zuse, Jean Genet, Paulette Goddard, Ronald Coase, Walter Schellenberg, and Eric Berne. Among people deceased in 1953, Django Reinhardt ranks 8Before him are Sergei Prokofiev, Edwin Hubble, Gerd von Rundstedt, Ibn Saud, Robert Andrews Millikan, and Lavrentiy Beria. After him are Carol II of Romania, Klement Gottwald, Mary of Teck, Vladimir Tatlin, Francis Picabia, and Emmerich Kálmán.

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Among people born in Belgium, Django Reinhardt ranks 33 out of 899Before him are Adolphe Sax (1814), Jacques Brel (1929), Baudouin of Belgium (1930), Hergé (1907), Pieter Brueghel the Younger (1564), and Victor Horta (1861). After him are Eddy Merckx (1945), Eleanor of Austria (1498), César Franck (1822), Rogier van der Weyden (1390), William III of the Netherlands (1817), and Simon Stevin (1548).

Among MUSICIANS In Belgium

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