Edward Elgar

1857 - 1934

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Sir Edward William Elgar, 1st Baronet, ( (listen); 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 1,799,233 page views. His biography is available in 61 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 59 in 2019). Edward Elgar is the 58th most popular composer (down from 47th in 2019), the 115th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 91st in 2019) and the most popular British Composer.

Edward Elgar is most famous for his compositions of the Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1, Land of Hope and Glory, and the Enigma Variations.

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Among composers, Edward Elgar ranks 58 out of 1,228Before him are Vincenzo Bellini, Georg Philipp Telemann, Guido of Arezzo, Anton Bruckner, Domenico Scarlatti, and Aram Khachaturian. After him are Henry Purcell, Alexander Borodin, Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, Johann Pachelbel, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, and John Williams.

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Among people born in 1857, Edward Elgar ranks 5Before him are Pope Pius XI, Ferdinand de Saussure, Heinrich Hertz, and Clara Zetkin. After him are Joseph Conrad, Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell, Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom, Karl Adolph Gjellerup, Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, Henrik Pontoppidan, and Alfonso XII of Spain. Among people deceased in 1934, Edward Elgar ranks 5Before him are Marie Curie, Paul von Hindenburg, Lev Vygotsky, and Ernst Röhm. After him are Fritz Haber, Albert I of Belgium, Alexander I of Yugoslavia, Kurt von Schleicher, Sergey Kirov, Raymond Poincaré, and Nestor Makhno.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Edward Elgar ranks 115 out of 6,924Before him are Henry VI of England (1421), Elton John (1947), Alan Rickman (1946), Edward VII (1841), J. J. Thomson (1856), and H. G. Wells (1866). After him are John Napier (1550), Diana, Princess of Wales (1961), Charles I of England (1600), Henry Purcell (1659), Lady Godiva (990), and Geoffrey Chaucer (1343).

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), William Byrd (1543), Thomas Tallis (1502), Andrew Lloyd Webber (1948), John Dunstaple (1390), Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872), Keith Emerson (1944), and Eugen d'Albert (1864).