Herbert von Karajan

1908 - 1989

Herbert von Karajan

Herbert von Karajan (German: [ˈhɛɐbɛɐt fɔn ˈkaraˌjan] (listen); born Heribert Ritter von Karajan; 5 April 1908 – 16 July 1989) was an Austrian conductor. He was principal conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic for 34 years until his death in 1989. During the Nazi era, he debuted at the Salzburg festival, with the Vienna Philharmonic, the Berlin Philharmonic, and during the Second World War he conducted at the Berlin State Opera. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Herbert von Karajan has received more than 1,110,418 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia making him the most popular conductor.

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Among conductors, Herbert von Karajan ranks 1 out of 80After him are Claudio Abbado, Arturo Toscanini, Zubin Mehta, Daniel Barenboim, Wilhelm Furtwängler, Sergiu Celibidache, Lorin Maazel, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Karl Böhm, Bruno Walter, and Riccardo Muti.

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Among people born in 1908, Herbert von Karajan ranks 9Before him are James Stewart, Enver Hoxha, Abraham Maslow, Salvador Allende, Claude Lévi-Strauss, and Lyndon B. Johnson. After him are Otto Skorzeny, Ian Fleming, Lev Landau, Bette Davis, Henri Cartier-Bresson, and Maurice Merleau-Ponty. Among people deceased in 1989, Herbert von Karajan ranks 6Before him are Salvador Dalí, Nicolae Ceaușescu, Hirohito, Ruhollah Khomeini, and Samuel Beckett. After him are Konrad Lorenz, Sergio Leone, Georges Simenon, Andrei Sakharov, Ted Bundy, and Elena Ceaușescu.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Herbert von Karajan ranks 33 out of 799Before him are Egon Schiele (1890), Theodoric the Great (454), Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor (1578), Rudolf II, Holy Roman Emperor (1552), Friedrich Hayek (1899), and Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor (1640). After him are Ferdinand I of Austria (1793), Charles I of Austria (1887), Konrad Lorenz (1903), Anton Bruckner (1824), Rudolf, Crown Prince of Austria (1858), and Karl Landsteiner (1868).

Among CONDUCTORS In Austria

Among conductors born in Austria, Herbert von Karajan ranks 1After him are Karl Böhm (1894), Erich Kleiber (1890), Felix Mottl (1856), and Franz Welser-Möst (1960).

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