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George Grove

1820 - 1900

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Sir George Grove (13 August 1820 – 28 May 1900) was an English engineer and writer on music, known as the founding editor of Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians. Grove was trained as a civil engineer, and successful in that profession, but his love of music drew him into musical administration. When responsible for the regular orchestral concerts at the Crystal Palace, he wrote a series of programme notes from which eventually grew his musical dictionary. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George Grove has received more than 83,439 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia. George Grove is the 2,509th most popular religious figure, the 4,811th most popular biography from United Kingdom and the 102nd most popular British Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, George Grove ranks 2,509 out of 2,238Before him are He Pingping, Charles Scicluna, Žydrūnas Savickas, Chris Gueffroy, Alkmund of Derby, and Desmond Connell. After him are William Morgan, John Ogilvie, Thomas Cooray, William Dunbar, Pope Celadion of Alexandria, and John T. Scopes.

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Among people born in 1820, George Grove ranks 75Before him are Henry Jarvis Raymond, Joaquim Manuel de Macedo, Elisha Kent Kane, George Hearst, Thomas Baines, and Earl Van Dorn. After him is Anthony W. Gardiner. Among people deceased in 1900, George Grove ranks 81Before him are John Douglas, 9th Marquess of Queensberry, Nicolae Crețulescu, Ali Shah Durrani, George Campbell, 8th Duke of Argyll, Tomás Gomensoro Albín, and Ernest Dowson. After him are R. D. Blackmore and Augustus Pitt Rivers.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, George Grove ranks 4,811 out of 7,765Before him are Hammond Innes (1913), Edward Charles Titchmarsh (1899), Emma Samms (1960), Ethel Muckelt (1885), Frederick E. Morgan (1894), and Doug Sampson (1957). After him are Stephanie Beacham (1947), Stephen Wiltshire (1974), Bryan Forbes (1926), Louise Brown (1978), Mary Midgley (1919), and Herbert Kenneth Airy Shaw (1902).

Among RELIGIOUS FIGURES In United Kingdom

Among religious figures born in United Kingdom, George Grove ranks 102Before him are Dolly Pentreath (1692), David Beaton (1494), Catherine Booth (1829), Basil Hume (1923), J. I. Packer (1926), and Alkmund of Derby (800). After him are William Morgan (1547), John Ogilvie (1579), William Dunbar (1460), Stigand (null), Saint Piran (null), and Herbert Vaughan (1832).