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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 2,126,636 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 61 in 2019). Edward Elgar is the 59th most popular composer (down from 58th in 2019), the 119th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 114th 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 59 out of 1,216Before him are Orlande de Lassus, Aram Khachaturian, Domenico Scarlatti, Vincenzo Bellini, Mikis Theodorakis, and Georg Philipp Telemann. After him are Astor Piazzolla, Henry Purcell, Johann Christian Bach, George Gershwin, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, and John Williams.

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Among people born in 1857, Edward Elgar ranks 7Before him are Pope Pius XI, Ferdinand de Saussure, Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell, Heinrich Hertz, Clara Zetkin, and Joseph Conrad. After him are Karl Adolph Gjellerup, Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom, Henrik Pontoppidan, Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, William Howard Taft, and Alfonso XII of Spain. Among people deceased in 1934, Edward Elgar ranks 6Before him are Marie Curie, Paul von Hindenburg, Lev Vygotsky, Fritz Haber, and Ernst Röhm. After him are Albert I of Belgium, Kurt von Schleicher, John Dillinger, Sergey Kirov, Raymond Poincaré, and Nestor Makhno.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Edward Elgar ranks 119 out of 7,765Before him are Victoria, Princess Royal (1840), Emily Brontë (1818), Charles I of England (1600), John Napier (1550), James II of England (1633), and Rowan Atkinson (1955). After him are Catherine Howard (1523), Brian May (1947), Mick Jagger (1943), Lady Godiva (990), Blackbeard (1680), and Robert the Bruce (1274).

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), Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872), Keith Emerson (1944), Eugen d'Albert (1864), and John Dunstaple (1390).