Fernando Sor

1778 - 1839

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Fernando Sor (bapt. 14 Feb. 1778, died 10 July 1839) was a Spanish classical guitarist and composer of the Early Romantic era. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Fernando Sor has received more than 457,751 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Fernando Sor is the 106th most popular musician (up from 110th in 2019), the 180th most popular biography from Spain (down from 172nd in 2019) and the 5th most popular Musician.

Fernando Sor is most famous for his guitar compositions and his virtuosity on the instrument.

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Among musicians, Fernando Sor ranks 106 out of 2,662Before him are Bill Evans, Paul Mauriat, Nat King Cole, Mike Oldfield, Henryk Wieniawski, and Buddy Holly. After him are Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber, Nadia Boulanger, Lady Gaga, Don Shirley, Ravi Shankar, and Andrés Segovia.

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Among people born in 1778, Fernando Sor ranks 9Before him are Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac, Humphry Davy, Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden, José de San Martín, Johann Nepomuk Hummel, and Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen. After him are Giovanni Battista Belzoni, Bernardo O'Higgins, Clemens Brentano, Charles Ferdinand, Duke of Berry, Friedrich Ludwig Jahn, and Coenraad Jacob Temminck. Among people deceased in 1839, Fernando Sor ranks 4Before him are Mahmud II, Frederick VI of Denmark, and Caroline Bonaparte. After him are Friedrich Mohs, William, Duke of Nassau, Ranjit Singh, William Smith, Princess Marie of Orléans, Pehr Henrik Ling, Charlotte Bonaparte, and Milan Obrenović II, Prince of Serbia.

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In Spain

Among people born in Spain, Fernando Sor ranks 180 out of 2,932Before him are Juan Ramón Jiménez (1881), Francisco de Quevedo (1584), John, Prince of Asturias (1478), Joaquín Sorolla (1863), Princess Isabella of Parma (1741), and Francis Borgia, 4th Duke of Gandía (1510). After him are Joan Enric Vives Sicília (1949), Frederick III of Sicily (1272), Tirso de Molina (1579), Pedro de Alvarado (1485), Adolfo Suárez (1932), and Luis Carrero Blanco (1904).

Among MUSICIANS In Spain

Among musicians born in Spain, Fernando Sor ranks 5Before him are Isaac Albéniz (1860), Pablo Casals (1876), Pablo de Sarasate (1844), and Paco de Lucía (1947). After him are Andrés Segovia (1893), Narciso Yepes (1927), Dionisio Aguado y García (1784), Joan Manuel Serrat (1943), Alicia de Larrocha (1923), Ricardo Viñes (1875), and Paco Ibáñez (1934).