Jascha Heifetz

1901 - 1987

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Jascha Heifetz (; February 2 [O.S. January 20] 1901 – December 10, 1987) was a Jewish-Russian-American violinist, widely regarded as one of the greatest violinists of all time. Born in Vilnius, he was soon recognized as a child prodigy and was trained in the Russian classical violin style in St. Petersburg. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jascha Heifetz has received more than 997,340 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 44 in 2019). Jascha Heifetz is the 110th most popular musician (up from 118th in 2019), the 17th most popular biography from Lithuania (up from 19th in 2019) and the most popular Lithuanian Musician.

Jascha Heifetz is most famous for being a violinist. He was born in 1901 in Vilna, Lithuania.

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Among musicians, Jascha Heifetz ranks 110 out of 3,175Before him are Ludovico Einaudi, Ice-T, João Gilberto, Glenn Miller, David Guetta, and Nadia Boulanger. After him are Henryk Wieniawski, Joe Hisaishi, John Bonham, Barry Gibb, Mariss Jansons, and Lionel Richie.

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Among people born in 1901, Jascha Heifetz ranks 41Before him are Witold Pilecki, Nadezhda Alliluyeva, Jaroslav Seifert, Milton H. Erickson, Margaret Mead, and Robert Bresson. After him are Nikolai Vatutin, Henri Lefebvre, Vincent du Vigneaud, Alfred Tarski, José Nasazzi, and Arthur Liebehenschel. Among people deceased in 1987, Jascha Heifetz ranks 21Before him are Maria von Trapp, William P. Murphy, Pola Negri, Lawrence Kohlberg, James Baldwin, and Fahri Korutürk. After him are Lino Ventura, Lee Byung-chul, Lee Marvin, Jacqueline du Pré, John Huston, and Georg Wittig.

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In Lithuania

Among people born in Lithuania, Jascha Heifetz ranks 17 out of 328Before him are Algirdas (1296), Pyotr Wrangel (1878), Kęstutis (1297), César Cui (1835), Romain Gary (1914), and Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis (1875). After him are Emilia Plater (1806), Dalia Grybauskaitė (1956), Valdas Adamkus (1926), Antanas Smetona (1874), Barbara Radziwiłł (1520), and Marija Gimbutas (1921).

Among MUSICIANS In Lithuania

Among musicians born in Lithuania, Jascha Heifetz ranks 1After him are Leopold Godowsky (1870), Clara Rockmore (1911), Vlado Perlemuter (1904), Julian Rachlin (1974), and Alina Orlova (1988).