Herbert von Karajan

1908 - 1989

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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 1,186,084 page views. His biography is available in 61 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 60 in 2019). Herbert von Karajan is the most popular conductor, the 37th most popular biography from Austria (down from 33rd in 2019) and the most popular Austrian Conductor.

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Among conductors, Herbert von Karajan ranks 1 out of 97. After him are Claudio Abbado, Arturo Toscanini, Daniel Barenboim, Wilhelm Furtwängler, Sergiu Celibidache, Zubin Mehta, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Lorin Maazel, Bruno Walter, Karl Böhm, and Riccardo Muti.

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

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Herbert von Karajan ranks 37 out of 1,075. Before him are Arnold Schoenberg (1874), Ferdinand I of Austria (1793), Konrad Lorenz (1903), Niki Lauda (1949), Friedrich Hayek (1899), and Rudolf, Crown Prince of Austria (1858). After him are Anton Bruckner (1824), Karl Landsteiner (1868), Theodoric the Great (454), Viktor Frankl (1905), Matthias, Holy Roman Emperor (1557), and Kurt Gödel (1906).

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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