Erik Satie

1866 - 1925

Photo of Erik Satie

Icon of person Erik Satie

Éric 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. Satie was an influential artist in the late 19th- and early 20th-century Parisian avant-garde. His work was a precursor to later artistic movements such as minimalism, repetitive music, and the Theatre of the Absurd.An eccentric, Satie was introduced as a "gymnopedist" in 1887, shortly before writing his most famous compositions, the Gymnopédies. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Erik Satie has received more than 2,180,481 page views. His biography is available in 59 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 55 in 2019). Erik Satie is the 49th most popular composer (up from 55th in 2019), the 158th most popular biography from France (up from 172nd 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".

Memorability Metrics

  • 2.2M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 80.95

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 59

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 10.24

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.97

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Erik Saties by language


Among composers, Erik Satie ranks 49 out of 1,228Before him are Jean-Baptiste Lully, Tomaso Albinoni, Arnold Schoenberg, Carl Maria von Weber, Orlande de Lassus, and Gaetano Donizetti. After him are Carl Orff, Jean-Philippe Rameau, Vincenzo Bellini, Georg Philipp Telemann, Guido of Arezzo, and Anton Bruckner.

Most Popular Composers in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


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, George Gurdjieff, Thomas Hunt Morgan, Beatrix Potter, Benedetto Croce, Alfred Werner, Hans von Seeckt, and Aby Warburg. Among people deceased in 1925, Erik Satie ranks 3Before him are Sun Yat-sen and Rudolf Steiner. After him are Gottlob Frege, Friedrich Ebert, Alexandra of Denmark, Josef Breuer, William Jennings Bryan, Henri Fayol, Sergei Yesenin, Percy Fawcett, and Mikhail Frunze.

Others Born in 1866

Go to all Rankings

Others Deceased in 1925

Go to all Rankings

In France

Among people born in France, Erik Satie ranks 158 out of 5,234Before him are François Mitterrand (1916), Christian Dior (1905), Charles V of France (1338), Pope John XXII (1244), Sully Prudhomme (1839), and Louis de Broglie (1892). After him are Eleanor of Aquitaine (1122), Henry Cavendish (1731), Jean Bodin (1530), Pope Sylvester II (938), Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683), and Pope Gregory XI (1370).

Among COMPOSERS In France

Among composers born in France, Erik Satie ranks 7Before him are Claude Debussy (1862), Georges Bizet (1838), Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1520), Hector Berlioz (1803), Maurice Ravel (1875), and Camille Saint-Saëns (1835). After him are Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683), Charles Gounod (1818), Josquin des Prez (1450), Gabriel Fauré (1845), Jules Massenet (1842), and Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1645).