Edward Elgar

1857 - 1934

Edward Elgar

Sir Edward William Elgar, 1st Baronet, (; 2 June 1857 – 23 February 1934) was an English composer, many of whose works have entered the British and international classical concert repertoire. Among his best-known compositions are orchestral works including the Enigma Variations, the Pomp and Circumstance Marches, concertos for violin and cello, and two symphonies. He also composed choral works, including The Dream of Gerontius, chamber music and songs. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Edward Elgar has received more than 1,435,374 page views. His biography is available in 59 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 47th most popular composer.

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Among composers, Edward Elgar ranks 47 out of 1,008Before him are Camille Saint-Saëns, Gaetano Donizetti, Tomaso Albinoni, Jean-Baptiste Lully, Béla Bartók, and Carl Maria von Weber. After him are Anton Bruckner, Vincenzo Bellini, Jean-Philippe Rameau, Georg Philipp Telemann, Carl Orff, and Domenico Scarlatti.

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Among people born in 1857, Edward Elgar ranks 6Before him are Pope Pius XI, Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell, Heinrich Hertz, Clara Zetkin, and Ferdinand de Saussure. After him are Joseph Conrad, Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom, Karl Adolph Gjellerup, Ruggero Leoncavallo, Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, and Henrik Pontoppidan. Among people deceased in 1934, Edward Elgar ranks 4Before him are Marie Curie, Paul von Hindenburg, and Lev Vygotsky. After him are Fritz Haber, Ernst Röhm, Alexander I of Yugoslavia, Albert I of Belgium, Raymond Poincaré, Kurt von Schleicher, Sergey Kirov, and Engelbert Dollfuss.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Edward Elgar ranks 91 out of 5,347Before him are Lady Godiva (990), David Livingstone (1813), George III of the United Kingdom (1738), Edward III of England (1312), Emily Brontë (1818), and Blackbeard (1680). After him are George IV of the United Kingdom (1762), George Stephenson (1781), Edward VI of England (1537), William Harvey (1578), Christopher Lee (1922), and Henry VII of England (1457).

Among COMPOSERS In United Kingdom

Among composers born in United Kingdom, Edward Elgar ranks 1After him are Henry Purcell (1659), Benjamin Britten (1913), Gustav Holst (1874), John Barry (1933), Andrew Lloyd Webber (1948), William Byrd (1543), John Dunstaple (1390), Thomas Tallis (1502), Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872), Eugen d'Albert (1864), and Michael Nyman (1944).