Emil Gilels

1916 - 1985

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Emil Grigoryevich Gilels (Russian: Эми́ль Григо́рьевич Ги́лельс; 19 October 1916 – 14 October 1985) was a Soviet pianist. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest pianists of all time. His sister Elizaveta, three years his junior, was a renowned violinist. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Emil Gilels has received more than 373,766 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Emil Gilels is the 190th most popular musician (down from 181st in 2019), the 125th most popular biography from Ukraine (down from 104th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Ukrainian Musician.

Emil Gilels is most famous for being a Russian pianist. He was born in the Ukraine in 1932 and died in 1985. He is considered one of the greatest pianists of the 20th century.

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    Languages Editions (L)

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Over the past year Emil Gilels has had the most page views in the with 40,459 views, followed by Russian (20,857), and Japanese (11,452). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Catalan (86.14%), Kirghiz (73.73%), and Danish (58.47%)


Among musicians, Emil Gilels ranks 190 out of 3,175Before him are Muddy Waters, Nam June Paik, John Cale, John Paul Jones, Alicia Keys, and Giovanni Battista Martini. After him are Roger Whittaker, Dr. Alban, Claudio Arrau, Paolo Conte, Gene Simmons, and Joni Mitchell.

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Among people born in 1916, Emil Gilels ranks 46Before him are Jean Dausset, Marcel Cerdan, Peter Finch, P. W. Botha, Masaki Kobayashi, and Virginia Satir. After him are Robert F. Furchgott, C. Wright Mills, Raf Vallone, Jacque Fresco, Dino Risi, and Ephraim Katzir. Among people deceased in 1985, Emil Gilels ranks 25Before him are Charlotte, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, Anne Baxter, Ferhat Abbas, John Franklin Enders, Paul Flory, and Margaret Mahler. After him are Macfarlane Burnet, James Hadley Chase, George Pólya, Robert Graves, Elsa Morante, and Kyu Sakamoto.

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In Ukraine

Among people born in Ukraine, Emil Gilels ranks 125 out of 1,365Before him are Alexander Dovzhenko (1894), Otto Preminger (1905), Milla Jovovich (1975), Tadeusz Bór-Komorowski (1895), Dmitry Bortniansky (1751), and Vladimir Arnold (1937). After him are Anatoly Lunacharsky (1875), Nikolai Tikhonov (1905), Sviatopolk II of Kiev (1050), Alexander Samsonov (1859), Georgy Gapon (1870), and Semion Mogilevich (1946).

Among MUSICIANS In Ukraine

Among musicians born in Ukraine, Emil Gilels ranks 4Before him are Vladimir Horowitz (1903), Sviatoslav Richter (1915), and David Oistrakh (1908). After him are Isaac Stern (1920), Heinrich Neuhaus (1888), Leonid Kogan (1924), Alexander Siloti (1863), Nikolai Kapustin (1937), Gregor Piatigorsky (1903), Igor Oistrakh (1931), and Felix Blumenfeld (1863).