Frédéric Chopin

1810 - 1849

Frédéric Chopin

Frédéric François Chopin (UK: , US: , French: [ʃɔpɛ̃], Polish: [ˈʂɔpɛn]), born Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin (1 March 1810 – 17 October 1849), was a Polish composer and virtuoso pianist of the Romantic era 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 5,841,903 page views. His biography is available in 143 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 4th most popular composer.

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Among composers, Frédéric Chopin ranks 4 out of 1,008Before him are Ludwig van Beethoven, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and Johann Sebastian Bach. After him are Antonio Vivaldi, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Giuseppe Verdi, Richard Wagner, Joseph Haydn, Franz Schubert, George Frideric Handel, 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, Éliphas Lévi, Ferdinand II of the Two Sicilies, Theodor Schwann, Ferdinand Philippe, Duke of Orléans, Alexandre Colonna-Walewski, and Otto Nicolai. 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, France Prešeren, Sándor Petőfi, Charles Albert of Sardinia, and Johann Wolfgang Döbereiner.

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In Poland

Among people born in Poland, Frédéric Chopin ranks 3 out of 930Before him are Nicolaus Copernicus (1473) and Marie Curie (1867). After him are Pope John Paul II (1920), Catherine the Great (1762), Arthur Schopenhauer (1788), Rosa Luxemburg (1871), Paul von Hindenburg (1847), Lech Wałęsa (1943), David Ben-Gurion (1886), L. L. Zamenhof (1859), and Heinz Guderian (1888).

Among COMPOSERS In Poland

Among composers born in Poland, Frédéric Chopin ranks 1After him are Krzysztof Penderecki (1933), Witold Lutosławski (1913), Henryk Górecki (1933), Nikolai Myaskovsky (1881), Sylvius Leopold Weiss (1687), Moritz Moszkowski (1854), Martin Agricola (1486), Tekla Bądarzewska-Baranowska (1834), Maria Szymanowska (1789), Grażyna Bacewicz (1909), and Józef Elsner (1769).

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