Erik Satie

1866 - 1925

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Eric Alfred Leslie Satie (17 May 1866 – 1 July 1925), who signed his name Erik Satie after 1884, was a French composer and pianist. He was the son of a French father and a British mother. He studied at the Paris Conservatoire, but was an undistinguished student and obtained no diploma. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Erik Satie has received more than 3,857,919 page views. His biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 62 in 2019). Erik Satie is the 56th most popular composer (down from 48th in 2019), the 199th most popular biography from France (down from 157th in 2019) and the 8th most popular French Composer.

Erik Satie was a French composer and pianist who was most famous for his "Gymnopédies" and "Gnossiennes".

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  • 66

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Over the past year Erik Satie has had the most page views in the with 525,719 views, followed by French (135,768), and Japanese (110,063). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Uzbek (387.50%), Irish (309.18%), and Korean (231.87%)


Among composers, Erik Satie ranks 56 out of 1,451Before him are Tomaso Albinoni, Domenico Scarlatti, Camille Saint-Saëns, Antonio Salieri, Orlande de Lassus, and Carl Orff. After him are Georg Philipp Telemann, Arnold Schoenberg, Vangelis, Henry Purcell, Astor Piazzolla, and Johann Christian Bach.

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Among people born in 1866, Erik Satie ranks 5Before him are Wassily Kandinsky, Sun Yat-sen, Romain Rolland, and George Gurdjieff. After him are H. G. Wells, Antoine Meillet, Thomas Hunt Morgan, Alfred Werner, Benedetto Croce, Giovanni Agnelli, and Aby Warburg. Among people deceased in 1925, Erik Satie ranks 3Before him are Sun Yat-sen, and Rudolf Steiner. After him are Friedrich Ebert, Alexandra of Denmark, Gottlob Frege, William Jennings Bryan, Georgy Lvov, Sergei Yesenin, Henri Fayol, Josef Breuer, and Felix Klein.

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In France

Among people born in France, Erik Satie ranks 199 out of 6,770Before him are Pope Benedict XII (1280), Cyrano de Bergerac (1619), Nicolas Flamel (1330), Louis Antoine, Duke of Angoulême (1775), Georges Cuvier (1769), and Pope Gregory XI (1370). After him are Guy of Lusignan (1150), Charles the Bold (1433), François Truffaut (1932), Alexis de Tocqueville (1805), Letizia Ramolino (1750), and Nicolas Sarkozy (1955).

Among COMPOSERS In France

Among composers born in France, Erik Satie ranks 8Before him are Claude Debussy (1862), Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1520), Maurice Ravel (1875), Hector Berlioz (1803), Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683), and Camille Saint-Saëns (1835). After him are Jules Massenet (1842), Charles Gounod (1818), Gabriel Fauré (1845), Josquin des Prez (1450), François Couperin (1668), and Olivier Messiaen (1908).