Edvard Grieg

1843 - 1907

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Edvard Hagerup Grieg ( GREEG, Norwegian: [ˈɛ̀dvɑʈ ˈhɑ̀ːɡərʉp ˈɡrɪɡː]; 15 June 1843 – 4 September 1907) was a Norwegian composer and pianist. He is widely considered one of the leading Romantic era composers, and his music is part of the standard classical repertoire worldwide. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edvard Grieg has received more than 2,626,948 page views. His biography is available in 97 different languages on Wikipedia. Edvard Grieg is the 17th most popular composer (up from 19th in 2019), the 5th most popular biography from Norway (down from 4th in 2019) and the most popular Norwegian Composer.

Edvard Grieg is most famous for his compositions for the piano, including "Piano Concerto in A Minor," "Piano Concerto in E Minor," and "Peer Gynt Suite."

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Among composers, Edvard Grieg ranks 17 out of 1,451Before him are Robert Schumann, Antonín Dvořák, Gustav Mahler, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Johannes Brahms, and Giacomo Puccini. After him are Gioachino Rossini, Felix Mendelssohn, Georges Bizet, Claudio Monteverdi, Igor Stravinsky, and Ennio Morricone.

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Among people born in 1843, Edvard Grieg ranks 2Before him is Robert Koch. After him are Charles Albert Gobat, Bertha von Suttner, Frederick VIII of Denmark, Princess Alice of the United Kingdom, Camillo Golgi, Louis Renault, Henry James, William McKinley, Gabriel Tarde, and Elisabeth of Wied. Among people deceased in 1907, Edvard Grieg ranks 2Before him is Dmitri Mendeleev. After him are Klara Hitler, Sully Prudhomme, William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin, Oscar II of Sweden, Henri Moissan, Hector Malot, Joris-Karl Huysmans, Alfred Jarry, Giosuè Carducci, and Pierre Janssen.

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In Norway

Among people born in Norway, Edvard Grieg ranks 5 out of 1,039Before him are Edvard Munch (1863), Roald Amundsen (1872), Ragnar Lodbrok (850), and Harald V of Norway (1937). After him are Henrik Ibsen (1828), Anni-Frid Lyngstad (1945), Knut Hamsun (1859), Niels Henrik Abel (1802), Fridtjof Nansen (1861), Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson (1832), and Harald Fairhair (850).

Among COMPOSERS In Norway

Among composers born in Norway, Edvard Grieg ranks 1After him are Johan Halvorsen (1864), Johan Svendsen (1840), Christian Sinding (1856), Rikard Nordraak (1842), Harald Sæverud (1897), Knut Nystedt (1915), Halfdan Kjerulf (1815), Fartein Valen (1887), Geirr Tveitt (1908), Klaus Egge (1906), and Arne Nordheim (1931).