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George Frideric Handel

1685 - 1759

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George Frideric (or Frederick) Handel (; baptised Georg Friedrich Händel, German: [ˈɡeːɔʁk ˈfʁiːdʁɪç ˈhɛndl̩] (listen); 23 February 1685 – 14 April 1759) was a German-British Baroque composer well known for his operas, oratorios, anthems, concerti grossi, and organ concertos. Handel received his training in Halle and worked as a composer in Hamburg and Italy before settling in London in 1712, where he spent the bulk of his career and became a naturalised British subject in 1727. He was strongly influenced both by the middle-German polyphonic choral tradition and by composers of the Italian Baroque. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George Frideric Handel has received more than 4,644,326 page views. His biography is available in 126 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 124 in 2019). George Frideric Handel is the 10th most popular composer (down from 9th in 2019), the 19th most popular biography from Germany (down from 13th in 2019) and the 4th most popular German Composer.

George Frideric Handel is most famous for his operas, oratorios, and compositions.

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Among composers, George Frideric Handel ranks 10 out of 1,216Before him are Frédéric Chopin, Antonio Vivaldi, Giuseppe Verdi, Franz Schubert, Joseph Haydn, and Richard Wagner. After him are Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Johannes Brahms, Giacomo Puccini, Gustav Mahler, Robert Schumann, and Antonín Dvořák.

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Among people born in 1685, George Frideric Handel ranks 2Before him is Johann Sebastian Bach. After him are Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor, George Berkeley, Domenico Scarlatti, Marie Adélaïde of Savoy, Brook Taylor, Johann Maria Farina, Jean-Marc Nattier, Edward England, John Gay, and Bartolomeu de Gusmão. Among people deceased in 1759, George Frideric Handel ranks 1After him are Ferdinand VI of Spain, Pierre Louis Maupertuis, Louise Élisabeth of France, Anne, Princess Royal and Princess of Orange, Carl Heinrich Graun, Jacques Claude Marie Vincent de Gournay, Louis-Joseph de Montcalm, Anton Wilhelm Amo, Louise Henriette de Bourbon, Sedjefakare, and Prince Karl Anton August of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, George Frideric Handel ranks 19 out of 6,142Before him are Max Weber (1864), Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770), Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646), Richard Wagner (1813), Peter Paul Rubens (1577), and Albrecht Dürer (1471). After him are Angela Merkel (1954), Wilhelm Röntgen (1845), Anne Frank (1929), Henry Kissinger (1923), Empress Elisabeth of Austria (1837), and Friedrich Engels (1820).

Among COMPOSERS In Germany

Among composers born in Germany, George Frideric Handel ranks 4Before him are Ludwig van Beethoven (1770), Johann Sebastian Bach (1685), and Richard Wagner (1813). After him are Johannes Brahms (1833), Robert Schumann (1810), Felix Mendelssohn (1809), Jacques Offenbach (1819), Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714), Richard Strauss (1864), Carl Maria von Weber (1786), and Carl Orff (1895).