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John Blow

1649 - 1708

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John Blow (baptised 23 February 1649 – 1 October 1708) was an English composer and organist of the Baroque period. Appointed organist of Westminster Abbey in late 1668, his pupils included William Croft, Jeremiah Clarke and Henry Purcell. In 1685 he was named a private musician to James II. His only stage composition, Venus and Adonis (ca. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Blow has received more than 125,453 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). John Blow is the 504th most popular composer (down from 500th in 2019), the 1,460th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,450th in 2019) and the 21st most popular British Composer.

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Among composers, John Blow ranks 504 out of 1,216Before him are Bruno Maderna, Antoine Busnois, Jeremiah Clarke, Joseph Hellmesberger Jr., Ethel Smyth, and Curt Sachs. After him are Max Richter, Johannes Ciconia, Christoph Graupner, Friedrich Wieck, Gara Garayev, and Théodore Dubois.

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Among people born in 1649, John Blow ranks 7Before him are Pope Clement XI, Pope Benedict XIII, Marie Anne Mancini, Louise de Kérouaille, Duchess of Portsmouth, Archduke Charles Joseph of Austria, and Thomas Tew. After him are Princess Frederica Amalia of Denmark, James Scott, 1st Duke of Monmouth, Bernhard I, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen, Jan Luyken, Giuseppe Maria Tomasi, and Augusta Marie of Holstein-Gottorp. Among people deceased in 1708, John Blow ranks 11Before him are Olympia Mancini, Countess of Soissons, Hedvig Sophia of Sweden, Ehrenfried Walther von Tschirnhaus, Ferdinando Carlo Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua and Montferrat, Seki Takakazu, and Ludolf Bakhuizen. After him are Adolphus Frederick II, Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Christian Augustus, Count Palatine of Sulzbach, Anne Jules de Noailles, Countess Henriette Catherine of Nassau, Nikolai Spathari, and Frederick II, Landgrave of Hesse-Homburg.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Blow ranks 1,460 out of 7,765Before him are Vidal Sassoon (1928), Frances de la Tour (1944), Ethel Smyth (1858), Lorna Wing (1928), John Graunt (1620), and Herbert Kilpin (1870). After him are Edward Low (1690), George MacDonald (1824), Anthony Minghella (1954), Jeffrey Archer (1940), Marina Berti (1924), and Prince Frederick, Duke of York and Albany (1763).

Among COMPOSERS In United Kingdom

Among composers born in United Kingdom, John Blow ranks 21Before him are Neville Marriner (1924), Frederick Delius (1862), Albert Ketèlbey (1875), Thomas Arne (1710), Jeremiah Clarke (1674), and Ethel Smyth (1858). After him are Orlando Gibbons (1583), Pasquale Anfossi (1727), William Boyce (1711), Malcolm Arnold (1921), Arthur Sullivan (1842), and John Taverner (1490).