1880 - 1959

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Grock (born Charles Adrien Wettach; 10 January 1880 – 14 July 1959) was a Swiss clown, composer, and musician. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Grock has received more than 91,270 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Grock is the 464th most popular composer (up from 499th in 2019), the 169th most popular biography from Switzerland (up from 181st in 2019) and the 6th most popular Composer.

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Among composers, Grock ranks 464 out of 1,216Before him are Florent Schmitt, Richard Rodgers, George Crumb, Raimonds Pauls, Franck Pourcel, and Simon Mayr. After him are Johann Christoph Pepusch, Erwin Schulhoff, Bill Conti, Peter Cornelius, Paul Bowles, and Pavel Haas.

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Among people born in 1880, Grock ranks 60Before him are Leonard Woolley, Marie-Louise Meilleur, Adrian Carton de Wiart, Otto Meissner, John Boyd Orr, and Mitsumasa Yonai. After him are Prince Georg of Bavaria, Tod Browning, Robert Stolz, Abram Ioffe, Jacques Thibaud, and Hajime Sugiyama. Among people deceased in 1959, Grock ranks 48Before him are Edmond Debeaumarché, Jean Behra, William Halsey Jr., Ethel Barrymore, Zhang Jinghui, and Barthélemy Boganda. After him are Aleksandar Tsankov, Victor McLaglen, Edvard Eriksen, Karl Mauss, Lester Young, and Albert Ketèlbey.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Grock ranks 169 out of 876Before him are Charles Bally (1865), Ami Argand (1750), Albert von Kölliker (1817), Rudolf II, Count of Habsburg (1168), Simonetta Sommaruga (1960), and Robert Frank (1924). After him are Hans Martin Sutermeister (1907), Prince Sixtus of Bourbon-Parma (1886), Jonas Furrer (1805), Pietro Lombardo (1435), Walter H. Schottky (1886), and Notker the Stammerer (840).

Among COMPOSERS In Switzerland

Among composers born in Switzerland, Grock ranks 6Before him are Siegfried Wagner (1869), Sigismond Thalberg (1812), Ernest Bloch (1880), Frank Martin (1890), and Ernest Ansermet (1883). After him are Joachim Raff (1822), Pancho Vladigerov (1899), Heinz Holliger (1939), Ludwig Senfl (1486), Paul Sacher (1906), and Heinrich Sutermeister (1910).