Farid al-Atrash

1910 - 1974

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Farid al-Atrash (Arabic: فريد الأطرش; October 19, 1910 – December 26, 1974), also written Farid El-Atrache, was a Syrian-Egyptian composer, singer, virtuoso oud player, and actor. Having immigrated to Egypt at the age of only nine years old with his mother and siblings, he studied there under numerous respected musicians. Al-Atrash embarked on a highly successful career spanning more than four decades—recording 500 songs and starring in 31 movies. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Farid al-Atrash has received more than 380,260 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Farid al-Atrash is the 351st most popular musician (down from 348th in 2019), the 65th most popular biography from Syria (down from 63rd in 2019) and the most popular Musician.

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  • 3.92

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Among musicians, Farid al-Atrash ranks 351 out of 2,662Before him are Wilhelm Backhaus, Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre, Lee Soo-man, Bo Diddley, Liberace, and Florian Schneider. After him are Gregor Piatigorsky, Domenico Alberti, Leonardo De Lorenzo, Jan Garbarek, David Crosby, and Agustín Barrios.

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Among people born in 1910, Farid al-Atrash ranks 71Before him are Aladár Gerevich, Luise Rainer, Kim Yong-sik, Tancredo Neves, Maurice Papon, and Chico Xavier. After him are Juan Velasco Alvarado, Remo Giazotto, Kenneth E. Boulding, Barthélemy Boganda, Miguel Hernández, and Paul Bowles. Among people deceased in 1974, Farid al-Atrash ranks 50Before him are Creighton Abrams, Princess Irene, Duchess of Aosta, Gino Cervi, Vannevar Bush, Salvador Puig Antich, and André Jolivet. After him are Robert Ludvigovich Bartini, Jan Tschichold, Lajos Zilahy, Leo Geyr von Schweppenburg, Samuel Goldwyn, and Bill Finger.

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In Syria

Among people born in Syria, Farid al-Atrash ranks 65 out of 181Before him are Zimri-Lim (-1800), Khaled al-Asaad (1932), Vaballathus (266), Asmahan (1917), Usama ibn Munqidh (1095), and Ibn al-Shatir (1304). After him are Seleucus VI Epiphanes (-150), Abu Tammam (788), Abdul Halim Khaddam (1932), Fakhr al-Mulk Radwan (1080), Nureddin al-Atassi (1929), and Sergius I of Constantinople (565).

Among MUSICIANS In Syria

Among musicians born in Syria, Farid al-Atrash ranks 1