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Ethel Smyth

1858 - 1944

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Dame Ethel Mary Smyth (; 22 April 1858 – 8 May 1944) was an English composer and a member of the women's suffrage movement. Her compositions include songs, works for piano, chamber music, orchestral works, choral works and operas. Smyth tended to be marginalised as a ‘woman composer’, as though her work could not be accepted as mainstream. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ethel Smyth has received more than 356,954 page views. Her biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Ethel Smyth is the 502nd most popular composer (down from 492nd in 2019), the 1,456th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,425th in 2019) and the 20th most popular British Composer.

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Among composers, Ethel Smyth ranks 502 out of 1,216Before her are Thomas Arne, Ferdinand Hérold, Bruno Maderna, Antoine Busnois, Jeremiah Clarke, and Joseph Hellmesberger Jr.. After her are Curt Sachs, John Blow, Max Richter, Johannes Ciconia, Christoph Graupner, and Friedrich Wieck.

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Among people born in 1858, Ethel Smyth ranks 52Before her are Albrecht Penck, Countess Marie Larisch von Moennich, Remy de Gourmont, Wolfgang Kapp, Ye Wanyong, and Roland Bonaparte. After her are Joséphin Péladan, Caran d'Ache, Maximilien Luce, Bonar Law, Vladimir Nemirovich-Danchenko, and Archibald Gracie IV. Among people deceased in 1944, Ethel Smyth ranks 108Before her are Felix Nussbaum, Hannah Szenes, Pavel Haas, Fritz Witt, Emanuel Ringelblum, and Heinz Brandt. After her are Walter Heitz, Hans Krása, Manuel L. Quezon, Kaj Munk, Paul Masson, and Lina Cavalieri.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Ethel Smyth ranks 1,456 out of 7,765Before her are Jeremiah Clarke (1674), Thomas Babington Macaulay (1800), David Roberts (1796), Thomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald (1775), Vidal Sassoon (1928), and Frances de la Tour (1944). After her are Lorna Wing (1928), John Graunt (1620), Herbert Kilpin (1870), John Blow (1649), Edward Low (1690), and George MacDonald (1824).

Among COMPOSERS In United Kingdom

Among composers born in United Kingdom, Ethel Smyth ranks 20Before her are William Walton (1902), Neville Marriner (1924), Frederick Delius (1862), Albert Ketèlbey (1875), Thomas Arne (1710), and Jeremiah Clarke (1674). After her are John Blow (1649), Orlando Gibbons (1583), Pasquale Anfossi (1727), William Boyce (1711), Malcolm Arnold (1921), and Arthur Sullivan (1842).