Ferenc Erkel

1810 - 1893

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Ferenc Erkel (Hungarian: Erkel Ferenc Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈɛrkɛl ˈfɛrɛnt͡s], German: Franz Erkel; November 7, 1810 – June 15, 1893) was a Hungarian composer, conductor and pianist. He was the father of Hungarian grand opera, written mainly on historical themes, which are still often performed in Hungary. He also composed the music of "Himnusz", the national anthem of Hungary, which was adopted in 1844. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ferenc Erkel has received more than 79,847 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia. Ferenc Erkel is the 516th most popular composer (up from 569th in 2019), the 207th most popular biography from Hungary (up from 221st in 2019) and the 8th most popular Composer.

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Among composers, Ferenc Erkel ranks 516 out of 1,216Before him are Théodore Dubois, Karel Svoboda, Hans Krása, Hans Swarowsky, Bronius Kutavičius, and Manuel Ponce. After him are Hervé, Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Edgard Varèse, Gershon Kingsley, Jean Françaix, and Alexandre Guilmant.

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Among people born in 1810, Ferenc Erkel ranks 30Before him are Constant Troyon, Oliver Winchester, Antoine Thomson d'Abbadie, Princess Pauline of Württemberg, Francisco Serrano, 1st Duke of la Torre, and Jules Perrot. After him are Howard Staunton, Ole Bull, Margaret Fuller, Pierre Edmond Boissier, Karel Hynek Mácha, and Christen Købke. Among people deceased in 1893, Ferenc Erkel ranks 25Before him are Heinrich Göbel, P. G. T. Beauregard, Leland Stanford, Abner Doubleday, Princess Margherita of Bourbon-Parma, and George Victor, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont. After him are Alexander Cunningham, Alphonse Pyramus de Candolle, José Zorrilla, Ford Madox Brown, Jacob Moleschott, and Robert Cornelius.

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In Hungary

Among people born in Hungary, Ferenc Erkel ranks 207 out of 866Before him are Fritz Reiner (1888), George Szell (1897), László Budai (1928), Adolph Zukor (1873), Hans Swarowsky (1899), and Ilona Elek (1907). After him are Mihály Munkácsy (1844), Nicholas Kaldor (1908), Ferenc Fricsay (1914), Eugene Ormandy (1899), Josef Dobrovský (1753), and Arpad Elo (1903).

Among COMPOSERS In Hungary

Among composers born in Hungary, Ferenc Erkel ranks 8Before him are Emmerich Kálmán (1882), Miklós Rózsa (1907), Hans Richter (1843), Joseph Kosma (1905), Karl Goldmark (1830), and Hans Swarowsky (1899). After him are Princess Maria Antonia Koháry (1797), Dora Pejačević (1885), Joseph Szigeti (1892), Leó Weiner (1885), Ferenc Farkas (1905), and István Kertész (1929).