Frédéric Chopin

1810 - 1849

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Frédéric François Chopin, born Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin (1 March 1810 – 17 October 1849), was a Polish composer and virtuoso pianist of the Romantic period who wrote primarily for solo piano. He has maintained worldwide renown as a leading musician of his era, one whose "poetic genius was based on a professional technique that was without equal in his generation."Chopin was born in Żelazowa Wola in the Duchy of Warsaw and grew up in Warsaw, which in 1815 became part of Congress Poland. A child prodigy, he completed his musical education and composed his earlier works in Warsaw before leaving Poland at the age of 20, less than a month before the outbreak of the November 1830 Uprising. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Frédéric Chopin has received more than 6,948,719 page views. His biography is available in 145 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 143 in 2019). Frédéric Chopin is the 5th most popular composer (down from 4th in 2019), the 2nd most popular biography from Poland (up from 3rd in 2019) and the most popular Polish Composer.

Frédéric Chopin is most famous for his piano compositions, which include études, preludes, nocturnes, and waltzes.

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Among composers, Frédéric Chopin ranks 5 out of 1,228Before him are Ludwig van Beethoven, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Johann Sebastian Bach, and Antonio Vivaldi. After him are Joseph Haydn, Giuseppe Verdi, Richard Wagner, George Frideric Handel, Franz Schubert, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, and Gustav Mahler.

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Among people born in 1810, Frédéric Chopin ranks 1After him are Robert Schumann, Pope Leo XIII, Camillo Benso, Count of Cavour, P. T. Barnum, Alfred de Musset, Ferdinand II of the Two Sicilies, Éliphas Lévi, Theodor Schwann, Ferdinand Philippe, Duke of Orléans, Alexandre Colonna-Walewski, and Nikolay Pirogov. Among people deceased in 1849, Frédéric Chopin ranks 1After him are Edgar Allan Poe, James K. Polk, Hokusai, Johann Strauss I, Muhammad Ali of Egypt, Anne Brontë, William II of the Netherlands, Sándor Petőfi, France Prešeren, Charles Albert of Sardinia, and Johann Wolfgang Döbereiner.

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In Poland

Among people born in Poland, Frédéric Chopin ranks 2 out of 1,231Before him are Nicolaus Copernicus (1473). After him are Marie Curie (1867), Pope John Paul II (1920), Arthur Schopenhauer (1788), Rosa Luxemburg (1871), Catherine the Great (1762), Paul von Hindenburg (1847), David Ben-Gurion (1886), L. L. Zamenhof (1859), Heinz Guderian (1888), and Lech Wałęsa (1943).

Among COMPOSERS In Poland

Among composers born in Poland, Frédéric Chopin ranks 1After him are Krzysztof Penderecki (1933), Henryk Górecki (1933), Witold Lutosławski (1913), Nikolai Myaskovsky (1881), Moritz Moszkowski (1854), Sylvius Leopold Weiss (1687), Martin Agricola (1486), Mieczysław Weinberg (1919), Maria Szymanowska (1789), Grażyna Bacewicz (1909), and Tekla Bądarzewska-Baranowska (1834).