Gustav Holst

1874 - 1934

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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 1,613,514 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 51 in 2019). Gustav Holst is the 161st most popular composer (up from 167th in 2019), the 476th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 496th in 2019) and the 4th most popular British Composer.

Gustav Holst is most famous for his orchestral suite The Planets.

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Among composers, Gustav Holst ranks 161 out of 1,228Before him are Franz von Suppé, Giovanni Paisiello, Enrique Granados, Josef Strauss, Vittorio Monti, and Samuel Barber. After him are Hugo Wolf, Johann Adolph Hasse, Vincenzo Galilei, Francesco Cavalli, Ferruccio Busoni, and Johann Stamitz.

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Among people born in 1874, Gustav Holst ranks 27Before him are Sunjong of Korea, Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Nikolai Berdyaev, Nicholas Roerich, Ernest Shackleton, and Karl Kraus. After him are Konstantin Päts, Inessa Armand, August Krogh, Antanas Smetona, Reinhold Glière, and Vsevolod Meyerhold. Among people deceased in 1934, Gustav Holst ranks 18Before him are Nestor Makhno, Engelbert Dollfuss, Santiago Ramón y Cajal, Gregor Strasser, John Dillinger, and Tōgō Heihachirō. After him are Alice Liddell, Emma of Waldeck and Pyrmont, Louis Barthou, Edmond James de Rothschild, Marinus van der Lubbe, and Augusto César Sandino.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Gustav Holst ranks 476 out of 6,924Before him are Thomas Cromwell (1485), Gregory Bateson (1904), Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester (1532), Stanley Matthews (1915), William Baffin (1584), and Harthacnut (1018). After him are Emma Thompson (1959), James Callaghan (1912), Wentworth Miller (1972), John Cleese (1939), Vivienne Westwood (1941), and James Hutton (1726).

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), William Byrd (1543), Thomas Tallis (1502), Andrew Lloyd Webber (1948), John Dunstaple (1390), Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872), Keith Emerson (1944), and Eugen d'Albert (1864).