Irving Berlin

1888 - 1989

Irving Berlin

Irving Berlin (born Israel Isidore Beilin; Yiddish: ישראל ביילין‎; May 11, 1888 – September 22, 1989) was an American composer and lyricist, widely considered one of the greatest songwriters in American history. His music forms a great part of the Great American Songbook. Born in Imperial Russia, Berlin arrived in the United States at the age of five. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Irving Berlin has received more than 1,891,521 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 340th most popular composer.

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Among composers, Irving Berlin ranks 340 out of 1,008Before him are Friedrich von Flotow, Elmer Bernstein, Ernst Krenek, Francesco Cilea, Vasily Kalinnikov, and Joseph Martin Kraus. After him are Adriano Banchieri, Viktor Ullmann, Johannes Tinctoris, Jacob Clemens non Papa, Gustav Leonhardt, and György Kurtág.

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Among people born in 1888, Irving Berlin ranks 52Before him are Ernst Heinkel, Nikolay Shvernik, August Kubizek, W. O. Bentley, Georgios Papandreou, and Fritz Klein. After him are Antonio Sant'Elia, Thea von Harbou, Tôn Đức Thắng, Heinrich Neuhaus, Giuseppe Ungaretti, and Werner Jaeger. Among people deceased in 1989, Irving Berlin ranks 58Before him are Alfonso, Duke of Anjou and Cádiz, Kaoru Ishikawa, Franklin J. Schaffner, Ahmadou Ahidjo, A. J. Ayer, and Carlos Arias Navarro. After him are Uichiro Hatta, Werner Best, Rashid Behbudov, Karel Zeman, Hans Hartung, and Alexander Sergeyevich Yakovlev.

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In Belarus

Among people born in Belarus, Irving Berlin ranks 40 out of 218Before him are Rogneda of Polotsk (966), Yakub Kolas (1882), Francysk Skaryna (1486), Maria Kaczyńska (1942), Sophia of Minsk (1140), and Stanislav Shushkevich (1934). After him are Marek Edelman (1922), August Heinrich Hoffmann von Fallersleben (1798), Nikolay Krestinsky (1883), Aleksei Antonov (1896), Otto Schmidt (1891), and Raphael Lemkin (1900).