Gustav Holst

1874 - 1934

Gustav Holst

Gustav Theodore Holst (born Gustavus Theodore von Holst; 21 September 1874 – 25 May 1934) was an English composer, arranger and teacher. Best known for his orchestral suite The Planets, he composed many other works across a range of genres, although none achieved comparable success. His distinctive compositional style was the product of many influences, Richard Wagner and Richard Strauss being most crucial early in his development. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gustav Holst has received more than 1,304,099 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 167th most popular composer.

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Among composers, Gustav Holst ranks 167 out of 1,008Before him are Francesco Cavalli, Fanny Mendelssohn, Michael Haydn, Ferruccio Busoni, Bohuslav Martinů, and Philippe de Vitry. After him are Karol Szymanowski, Alexander Vasilyevich Alexandrov, Hugo Wolf, Léonin, Andrea Gabrieli, and Johann Stamitz.

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Among people born in 1874, Gustav Holst ranks 28Before him are Ernest Shackleton, Lucy Maud Montgomery, Nikolai Berdyaev, Karl Kraus, August Krogh, and Nicholas Roerich. After him are Konstantin Päts, Joseph Erlanger, Antanas Smetona, Reinhold Glière, Vsevolod Meyerhold, and Inessa Armand. Among people deceased in 1934, Gustav Holst ranks 19Before him are Nestor Makhno, Santiago Ramón y Cajal, John Dillinger, Gregor Strasser, Alice Liddell, and Tōgō Heihachirō. After him are Marinus van der Lubbe, Emma of Waldeck and Pyrmont, Edmond James de Rothschild, Augusto César Sandino, Jean Vigo, and Carl von Linde.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Gustav Holst ranks 496 out of 5,347Before him are A. S. Neill (1883), Douglas Adams (1952), Jacqueline Bisset (1944), Alan Parker (1944), Frederick Gowland Hopkins (1861), and Jerome K. Jerome (1859). After him are Muriel Spark (1918), Sweyn II of Denmark (1020), G. E. Moore (1873), Boris Karloff (1887), Brook Taylor (1685), and David Attenborough (1926).

Among COMPOSERS In United Kingdom

Among composers born in United Kingdom, Gustav Holst ranks 4Before him are Edward Elgar (1857), Henry Purcell (1659), and Benjamin Britten (1913). After him are John Barry (1933), Andrew Lloyd Webber (1948), William Byrd (1543), John Dunstaple (1390), Thomas Tallis (1502), Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872), Eugen d'Albert (1864), and Michael Nyman (1944).