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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-Belgian 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. 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 3,399,108 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 57 in 2019). Django Reinhardt is the 65th most popular musician (down from 35th in 2019), the 56th most popular biography from Belgium (down from 33rd 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 65 out of 2,662Before him are Ritchie Blackmore, Giorgio Moroder, Pablo Casals, Glenn Gould, Pablo de Sarasate, and Chet Baker. After him are Carlos Santana, Israel Kamakawiwoʻole, André Rieu, Syd Barrett, Jon Lord, and Amir Khusrow.

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Among people born in 1910, Django Reinhardt ranks 12Before him are Irena Sendler, Ingrid of Sweden, Gloria Stuart, Konrad Zuse, Jean Genet, and Paulette Goddard. After him are Walter Schellenberg, Gerda Taro, Ronald Coase, David Niven, Jacques Monod, and Eric Berne. Among people deceased in 1953, Django Reinhardt ranks 12Before him are Lavrentiy Beria, Carol II of Romania, Robert Andrews Millikan, Klement Gottwald, Mary of Teck, and Guccio Gucci. After him are Hans Fritzsche, Vladimir Tatlin, Emmerich Kálmán, Francis Picabia, Eugene O'Neill, and Ivan Bunin.

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Among people born in Belgium, Django Reinhardt ranks 56 out of 1,019Before him are Samo (600), Marguerite Yourcenar (1903), Henri La Fontaine (1854), Jan Baptist van Helmont (1580), Isabella of Austria (1501), and Léon Degrelle (1906). After him are Hugo van der Goes (1440), Pepin of Landen (585), Julio Cortázar (1914), Agnès Varda (1928), Jacob Jordaens (1593), and John of Gaunt (1340).

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), André Cluytens (1905), Bobbejaan Schoepen (1925), Adrien-François Servais (1807), Francis Goya (1946), Arthur De Greef (1862), Gotye (1980), and Lost Frequencies (1993).