Guillaume Lekeu

1870 - 1894

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Jean Joseph Nicolas Guillaume Lekeu (French pronunciation: [ɡijom ləkø]; 20 January 1870 – 21 January 1894) was a Belgian composer. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Guillaume Lekeu has received more than 77,716 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Guillaume Lekeu is the 501st most popular composer (up from 569th in 2019), the 245th most popular biography from Belgium (up from 281st in 2019) and the 20th most popular Belgian Composer.

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Over the past year Guillaume Lekeu has had the most page views in the with 8,948 views, followed by French (6,408), and Japanese (3,773). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Czech (257.58%), Catalan (121.75%), and Persian (95.38%)


Among composers, Guillaume Lekeu ranks 501 out of 1,451Before him are Gian Francesco Malipiero, Franz Abt, Erwin Schulhoff, Kaija Saariaho, Agostino Steffani, and John Adams. After him are Vasily Kalinnikov, Maddalena Casulana, Aleksandra Pakhmutova, Ethel Smyth, Alexandre Desplat, and Alexandre Tansman.

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Among people born in 1870, Guillaume Lekeu ranks 62Before him are Friedrich Karl Arnold Schwassmann, Oscar Straus, Florent Schmitt, Vladimir Purishkevich, Helge von Koch, and Leopold Godowsky. After him are Emil Orlík, David Riazanov, Herbert Kilpin, Saki, Georges Claude, and Thomas Byles. Among people deceased in 1894, Guillaume Lekeu ranks 23Before him are August Kundt, Emmanuel Chabrier, Hassan I of Morocco, Austen Henry Layard, Nadezhda von Meck, and Nikolai Ge. After him are Eugène Charles Catalan, Sante Geronimo Caserio, Archduke Wilhelm Franz of Austria, Jean Charles Galissard de Marignac, Grand Duchess Catherine Mikhailovna of Russia, and Alexander von Middendorff.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, Guillaume Lekeu ranks 245 out of 1,190Before him are Jean Rey (1902), Romelu Lukaku (1993), Emile Vandervelde (1866), Guy Thys (1922), Henri Milne-Edwards (1800), and Antoine Wiertz (1806). After him are Jacques Feyder (1885), Rembert Dodoens (1517), François Duquesnoy (1597), Henry III, Duke of Brabant (1231), John II, Duke of Brabant (1275), and Stromae (1985).

Among COMPOSERS In Belgium

Among composers born in Belgium, Guillaume Lekeu ranks 20Before him are Jacques Arcadelt (1507), Alexander Agricola (1446), Johannes Tinctoris (1435), Pierre de la Rue (1460), Jean Absil (1893), and Charles Auguste de Bériot (1802). After him are François-Joseph Fétis (1784), Johannes Ciconia (1370), Philippe Herreweghe (1947), Hucbald (840), Joseph Jongen (1873), and Wim Mertens (1953).