Erich Wolfgang Korngold

1897 - 1957

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Erich Wolfgang Korngold (German: [ˈeːʁɪç ˈvɔlfɡaŋ ˈkɔʁnɡɔlt]; May 29, 1897 – November 29, 1957) was an Austrian composer and conductor, who adopted US nationality after fleeing from Europe. A child prodigy, he became one of the most important and influential composers in Hollywood history. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Erich Wolfgang Korngold has received more than 766,865 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Erich Wolfgang Korngold is the 216th most popular composer (up from 231st in 2019), the 111th most popular biography from Czechia (down from 106th in 2019) and the 9th most popular Czech Composer.

Erich Wolfgang Korngold is most famous for composing the music for the 1942 film, "The Adventures of Robin Hood."

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Among composers, Erich Wolfgang Korngold ranks 216 out of 1,451Before him are James Horner, Josef Suk, Franz von Suppé, Niccolò Piccinni, Howard Shore, and Francesco Landini. After him are Maurizio Pollini, Lili Boulanger, Andrea Gabrieli, Ion Ivanovici, Nicola Porpora, and Ernest Chausson.

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Among people born in 1897, Erich Wolfgang Korngold ranks 42Before him are Georg Wittig, Karl-Otto Koch, Ronald George Wreyford Norrish, Patrick Blackett, Kirill Meretskov, and Vlado Chernozemski. After him are Joseph Berchtold, John Franklin Enders, Leonid Govorov, Gershom Scholem, John Cockcroft, and Margaret Mahler. Among people deceased in 1957, Erich Wolfgang Korngold ranks 35Before him are Laura Ingalls Wilder, Heinrich Hoffmann, José Leandro Andrade, Erich von Stroheim, Alfonso de Portago, and Prince George of Greece and Denmark. After him are V. Gordon Childe, Beniamino Gigli, Max Ophüls, Maurice Garin, Antonín Zápotocký, and Erich Auerbach.

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In Czechia

Among people born in Czechia, Erich Wolfgang Korngold ranks 111 out of 1,200Before him are Oldřich Nejedlý (1909), Emil Škoda (1839), Josef Suk (1874), Archduke Friedrich, Duke of Teschen (1856), Mojmir I of Moravia (795), and Martina Navratilova (1956). After him are Johann II, Prince of Liechtenstein (1840), Stanislav Grof (1931), Elizabeth of Bohemia (1292), Jan Švankmajer (1934), Joseph Maria Olbrich (1867), and Alfred Kubin (1877).

Among COMPOSERS In Czechia

Among composers born in Czechia, Erich Wolfgang Korngold ranks 9Before him are Bedřich Smetana (1824), Leoš Janáček (1854), Bohuslav Martinů (1890), Jan Dismas Zelenka (1679), Johann Stamitz (1717), and Josef Suk (1874). After him are Anton Reicha (1770), Eduard Hanslick (1825), Josef Mysliveček (1737), Franz Benda (1709), Julius Fučík (1872), and Georg Benda (1722).