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Erik Satie

1866 - 1925

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Eric Alfred Leslie Satie (UK: , US: ; French: [eʁik sati]; 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 3,362,862 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 59 in 2019). Erik Satie is the 48th most popular composer (up from 49th in 2019), the 157th most popular biography from France (up from 158th in 2019) and the 7th 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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Among composers, Erik Satie ranks 48 out of 1,216Before him are Guido of Arezzo, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Gaetano Donizetti, Tomaso Albinoni, Jean-Baptiste Lully, and Carl Maria von Weber. After him are Anton Bruckner, Carl Orff, Arnold Schoenberg, Jean-Philippe Rameau, Orlande de Lassus, and Aram Khachaturian.

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Among people born in 1866, Erik Satie ranks 4Before him are Wassily Kandinsky, Sun Yat-sen, and Romain Rolland. After him are H. G. Wells, Thomas Hunt Morgan, George Gurdjieff, Alfred Werner, Benedetto Croce, Beatrix Potter, Aby Warburg, and Giovanni Agnelli. Among people deceased in 1925, Erik Satie ranks 3Before him are Sun Yat-sen and Rudolf Steiner. After him are Friedrich Ebert, Gottlob Frege, Alexandra of Denmark, Henri Fayol, William Jennings Bryan, Sergei Yesenin, Georgy Lvov, Felix Klein, and Josef Breuer.

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In France

Among people born in France, Erik Satie ranks 157 out of 6,011Before him are Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord (1754), Évariste Galois (1811), Pope Sylvester II (938), Jean-François Millet (1814), Guy de Maupassant (1850), and Jacques Cousteau (1910). After him are Charles IX of France (1550), Charles Baudelaire (1821), Francis II of France (1544), Jacques Cartier (1491), Catherine Deneuve (1943), and Eleanor of Aquitaine (1122).

Among COMPOSERS In France

Among composers born in France, Erik Satie ranks 7Before him are Georges Bizet (1838), Claude Debussy (1862), Hector Berlioz (1803), Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1520), Maurice Ravel (1875), and Camille Saint-Saëns (1835). After him are Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683), Charles Gounod (1818), Josquin des Prez (1450), Jules Massenet (1842), Gabriel Fauré (1845), and Olivier Messiaen (1908).