George Frideric Handel

1685 - 1759

George Frideric Handel

George Frideric (or Frederick) Handel (; born Georg Friederich Händel [ˈɡeːɔʁk ˈfʁiːdʁɪç ˈhɛndl̩] (listen); 23 February 1685 (O.S.) [(N.S.) 5 March] – 14 April 1759) was a German, later British, Baroque composer who spent the bulk of his career in London, becoming well known for his operas, oratorios, anthems, concerti grossi and organ concertos. Handel received important training in Halle and worked as a composer in Hamburg and Italy before settling in London in 1712; he became a naturalised British subject in 1727. He was strongly influenced both by the great composers of the Italian Baroque and by the middle-German polyphonic choral tradition. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George Frideric Handel has received more than 3,145,160 page views. His biography is available in 122 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 11th most popular composer.

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Among composers, George Frideric Handel ranks 11 out of 1,008Before him are Antonio Vivaldi, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Giuseppe Verdi, Richard Wagner, Joseph Haydn, and Franz Schubert. After him are Gustav Mahler, Johannes Brahms, Robert Schumann, Giacomo Puccini, Edvard Grieg, 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, Brook Taylor, Marie Adélaïde of Savoy, 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, Louis-Joseph de Montcalm, James Wolfe, Louise Henriette de Bourbon, Prince Karl Anton August of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck, Alamgir II, and Nicolaus I Bernoulli.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, George Frideric Handel ranks 17 out of 3,763Before him are Johannes Kepler (1571), Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770), Albrecht Dürer (1471), Richard Wagner (1813), Peter Paul Rubens (1577), and Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646). After him are Max Weber (1864), Anne Frank (1929), Friedrich Engels (1820), Johannes Brahms (1833), Karl Lagerfeld (1933), and Henry Kissinger (1923).

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), Richard Strauss (1864), Jacques Offenbach (1819), Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714), Carl Maria von Weber (1786), and Georg Philipp Telemann (1681).

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