Georges Bizet

1838 - 1875

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Georges Bizet (25 October 1838 – 3 June 1875), registered at birth as Alexandre César Léopold Bizet, was a French composer of the Romantic era. Best known for his operas in a career cut short by his early death, Bizet achieved few successes before his final work, Carmen, which has become one of the most popular and frequently performed works in the entire opera repertoire. During a brilliant student career at the Conservatoire de Paris, Bizet won many prizes, including the prestigious Prix de Rome in 1857. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Georges Bizet has received more than 1,223,108 page views. His biography is available in 84 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 81 in 2019). Georges Bizet is the 23rd most popular composer (down from 22nd in 2019), the 56th most popular biography from France (up from 64th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular French Composer.

Georges Bizet is most famous for his opera Carmen.

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Among composers, Georges Bizet ranks 23 out of 1,228Before him are Antonín Dvořák, Giacomo Puccini, Claude Debussy, Igor Stravinsky, Gioachino Rossini, and Felix Mendelssohn. After him are Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Hector Berlioz, Maurice Ravel, Bedřich Smetana, Johann Strauss II, and Dmitri Shostakovich.

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Among people born in 1838, Georges Bizet ranks 2Before him is John Wilkes Booth. After him are Ernst Mach, Ferdinand von Zeppelin, Max Bruch, Franz Brentano, Ernest Solvay, Tobias Asser, Luís I of Portugal, Prince Philippe, Count of Paris, Émile Loubet, and Jan Matejko. Among people deceased in 1875, Georges Bizet ranks 2Before him is Hans Christian Andersen. After him are Jean-François Millet, Ferdinand I of Austria, Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, Andrew Johnson, Isaac Singer, Tongzhi Emperor, Charles Lyell, Éliphas Lévi, John Edward Gray, and Heinrich Louis d'Arrest.

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In France

Among people born in France, Georges Bizet ranks 56 out of 5,234Before him are André-Marie Ampère (1775), Auguste Rodin (1840), Pierre de Coubertin (1863), Louis XIII of France (1601), Cardinal Richelieu (1585), and Edgar Degas (1834). After him are Pierre de Fermat (1601), Brigitte Bardot (1934), Arthur Rimbaud (1854), Michel Foucault (1926), Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1520), and Hector Berlioz (1803).

Among COMPOSERS In France

Among composers born in France, Georges Bizet ranks 2Before him are Claude Debussy (1862). After him are Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1520), Hector Berlioz (1803), Maurice Ravel (1875), Camille Saint-Saëns (1835), Erik Satie (1866), Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683), Charles Gounod (1818), Josquin des Prez (1450), Gabriel Fauré (1845), and Jules Massenet (1842).