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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 211,813 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia. Henri Vieuxtemps is the 209th most popular composer (down from 186th in 2019), the 111th most popular biography from Belgium (down from 88th in 2019) and the 8th 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, Henri Vieuxtemps ranks 209 out of 1,216Before him are William Byrd, Eugène Ysaÿe, Alessandro Marcello, Francis Lai, Jerry Goldsmith, and Antonio Caldara. After him are Carl Friedrich Abel, Benedetto Marcello, Johann Adolph Hasse, Ernest Chausson, Josef Suk, and James Horner.

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Among people born in 1820, Henri Vieuxtemps ranks 13Before him are Henri, Count of Chambord, Harriet Tubman, Jenny Lind, Alexandru Ioan Cuza, Multatuli, and Heungseon Daewongun. After him are Susan B. Anthony, Božena Němcová, William Tecumseh Sherman, Princess Alexandrine of Baden, Lewis A. Swift, and William John Macquorn Rankine. Among people deceased in 1881, Henri Vieuxtemps ranks 13Before him are James A. Garfield, Thomas Carlyle, Matthias Jakob Schleiden, Louis Auguste Blanqui, Auguste Mariette, and Jenny von Westphalen. After him are Nikolay Pirogov, Nikolai Rubinstein, Empress Dowager Ci'an, Henri-Frédéric Amiel, Theobald Boehm, and Archduchess Clementina of Austria.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, Henri Vieuxtemps ranks 111 out of 1,019Before him are Eugène Ysaÿe (1858), Paul Delvaux (1897), Frans Snyders (1579), Gertrude of Nivelles (626), François Vatel (1631), and Henri Pirenne (1862). After him are Karel van Mander (1548), Jacob Obrecht (1457), Charles Theodore, Elector of Bavaria (1724), Henri, Count of Paris (1933), Henry VI, Count of Luxembourg (1240), and Alfred I, Prince of Windisch-Grätz (1787).

Among COMPOSERS In Belgium

Among composers born in Belgium, Henri Vieuxtemps ranks 8Before him are César Franck (1822), Guillaume Du Fay (1397), Johannes Ockeghem (1410), Adrian Willaert (1490), Gilles Binchois (1400), and Eugène Ysaÿe (1858). After him are Jacob Obrecht (1457), André Grétry (1741), Jacques Arcadelt (1507), Pierre De Geyter (1848), Heinrich Isaac (1450), and Cipriano de Rore (1515).