COMPOSER

Henri Vieuxtemps

1820 - 1881

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Henri François Joseph Vieuxtemps (French: [ɑ̃ʁi fʁɑ̃swa ʒɔzɛf vjøtɑ̃] 17 February 1820 – 6 June 1881) was a Belgian composer and violinist. He occupies an important place in the history of the violin as a prominent exponent of the Franco-Belgian violin school during the mid-19th century. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Henri Vieuxtemps has received more than 159,217 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Henri Vieuxtemps is the 186th most popular composer (up from 201st in 2019), the 88th most popular biography from Belgium (up from 103rd in 2019) and the 6th most popular Belgian Composer.

Henri Vieuxtemps is most famous for being one of the most prominent violinists of the 19th century. He was born in Belgium and studied in Paris. He was a professor at the Brussels Conservatory and a member of the Royal Academy of Music in London.

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Among COMPOSERS

Among composers, Henri Vieuxtemps ranks 186 out of 1,228Before him are Luciano Berio, Francesco Landini, Michael Praetorius, Andrea Gabrieli, William Byrd, and Francis Lai. After him are Steve Reich, Baldassare Galuppi, Johann Joachim Quantz, Giuseppe Torelli, Alessandro Marcello, and Gilles Binchois.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1820, Henri Vieuxtemps ranks 12Before him are Anne Brontë, Henri, Count of Chambord, Harriet Tubman, Jenny Lind, William John Macquorn Rankine, and Multatuli. After him are Alexandru Ioan Cuza, Susan B. Anthony, Heungseon Daewongun, Edmond Becquerel, John Tyndall, and Lewis A. Swift. Among people deceased in 1881, Henri Vieuxtemps ranks 12Before him are James A. Garfield, Thomas Carlyle, Lewis H. Morgan, Louis Auguste Blanqui, Matthias Jakob Schleiden, and Jenny von Westphalen. After him are Auguste Mariette, Henri-Frédéric Amiel, Nikolai Rubinstein, Nikolay Pirogov, Theobald Boehm, and Empress Dowager Ci'an.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, Henri Vieuxtemps ranks 88 out of 899Before him are Lamoral, Count of Egmont (1522), Dominique Pire (1910), Jacques Piccard (1922), Prince Philippe, Count of Flanders (1837), Henri Pirenne (1862), and Peyo (1928). After him are Margaret III, Countess of Flanders (1350), Jan Brueghel the Younger (1601), Frans Snyders (1579), Joachim Patinir (1480), Albert Claude (1899), and Yves Chauvin (1930).

Among COMPOSERS In Belgium

Among composers born in Belgium, Henri Vieuxtemps ranks 6Before him are Orlande de Lassus (1534), César Franck (1822), Guillaume Du Fay (1397), Johannes Ockeghem (1410), and Adrian Willaert (1490). After him are Gilles Binchois (1400), Jacob Obrecht (1457), André Grétry (1741), Eugène Ysaÿe (1858), Jacques Arcadelt (1507), and Heinrich Isaac (1450).