Jascha Heifetz

1901 - 1987

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Jascha Heifetz (; February 2 [O.S. January 20] 1901 – December 10, 1987) was a Russian-born American violinist. Born in Vilnius, he moved while still a teenager to the United States, where his Carnegie Hall debut was rapturously received. He was a virtuoso since childhood. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jascha Heifetz has received more than 812,414 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Jascha Heifetz is the 118th most popular musician (up from 129th in 2019), the 19th most popular biography from Lithuania (down from 15th in 2019) and the most popular 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 118 out of 2,662Before him are Andrés Segovia, Bernard Haitink, Fritz Kreisler, Benny Goodman, John Bonham, and Ronnie Wood. After him are Chick Corea, Neil Young, John Dowland, Sid Vicious, Bill Wyman, and Joe Hisaishi.

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Among people born in 1901, Jascha Heifetz ranks 42Before him are Ernest Lawrence, Ricardo Zamora, Nikolai Vatutin, Henning von Tresckow, Salvatore Quasimodo, and Carl Barks. After him are Arthur Liebehenschel, Alfred Tarski, Jaroslav Seifert, Louis Kahn, Henri Lefebvre, and José Nasazzi. Among people deceased in 1987, Jascha Heifetz ranks 22Before him are John Huston, Lino Ventura, John Howard Northrop, William P. Murphy, Lee Byung-chul, and Andrés Segovia. After him are Fahri Korutürk, Jacqueline du Pré, Lee Marvin, Joseph Campbell, Jacques Anquetil, and Jean Anouilh.

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In Lithuania

Among people born in Lithuania, Jascha Heifetz ranks 19 out of 287Before him are Pyotr Wrangel (1878), Kęstutis (1297), Eliezer Ben-Yehuda (1858), Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis (1875), Petr Shelokhonov (1929), and Antanas Smetona (1874). After him are Barbara Radziwiłł (1520), Marija Gimbutas (1921), Vytautas Landsbergis (1932), Nikolai Ostrovsky (1904), Valdas Adamkus (1926), and Emilia Plater (1806).

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).