Jón Leifs

1899 - 1968

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Jón Leifs (born Jón Þorleifsson on 1 May 1899 – 30 July 1968) was an Icelandic composer, pianist, and conductor. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jón Leifs has received more than 42,543 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Jón Leifs is the 835th most popular composer (down from 750th in 2019), the 32nd most popular biography from Iceland (down from 30th in 2019) and the most popular Icelander Composer.

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Among composers, Jón Leifs ranks 835 out of 1,228Before him are Joseph Jongen, Tigran Mansurian, Nicola Vicentino, Marvin Hamlisch, Aribert Reimann, and Vincent Lübeck. After him are Zacharia Paliashvili, Felice Anerio, John Tavener, Ralph Benatzky, Giacomo Antonio Perti, and Carlo Rustichelli.

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Among people born in 1899, Jón Leifs ranks 143Before him are Johan Grøttumsbråten, Nie Rongzhen, Aleksandr Deyneka, Alexander Tcherepnin, Jeralean Talley, and Leonid Leonov. After him are Silvestre Revueltas, Yury Olesha, Peter Wessel Zapffe, Aleksander Zawadzki, Soraya Tarzi, and Armand Salacrou. Among people deceased in 1968, Jón Leifs ranks 109Before him are Mae Marsh, George Hackenschmidt, Ali Fuat Cebesoy, Bobby Driscoll, Albert Betz, and Ignatius Gabriel I Tappouni. After him are Ibrahim Moustafa, Leo Huberman, Lina Stern, Walter Tewksbury, Armando Castellazzi, and Boris Lyatoshinsky.

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In Iceland

Among people born in Iceland, Jón Leifs ranks 32 out of 166Before him are Bjarni Benediktsson (1908), Steingrímur Hermannsson (1928), Sturla Þórðarson (1214), Geir Haarde (1951), Matthías Jochumsson (1835), and Erró (1932). After him are Thorvald Eiriksson (972), Davíð Oddsson (1948), Hannes Hafstein (1861), Katrín Jakobsdóttir (1976), Jóhannes Sveinsson Kjarval (1885), and Vilhjálmur Einarsson (1934).

Among COMPOSERS In Iceland

Among composers born in Iceland, Jón Leifs ranks 1After him are Sveinbjörn Sveinbjörnsson (1847).