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John Bull

1562 - 1628

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John Bull (1562/63 – 12/13 March 1628) was an English composer, organist, virginalist and organ builder. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Bull has received more than 1,014,057 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia. John Bull is the 764th most popular composer (down from 568th in 2019), the 2,136th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,644th in 2019) and the 28th most popular British Composer.

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Among composers, John Bull ranks 764 out of 1,216Before him are Hans von Koessler, Harold Arlen, Johann Rosenmüller, Werner Egk, Michel Blavet, and Johan Helmich Roman. After him are Déodat de Séverac, Giovanni Girolamo Kapsperger, Alexander Alyabyev, Tyagaraja, Sylvano Bussotti, and Giuseppe Gazzaniga.

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Among people born in 1562, John Bull ranks 15Before him are Pietro Bernini, Ottavio Rinuccini, John William, Duke of Jülich-Cleves-Berg, Bento de Góis, Friedrich Wilhelm I, Duke of Saxe-Weimar, and Isabella Andreini. After him are Christen Sørensen Longomontanus, Adam van Noort, George Abbot, and Samuel Daniel. Among people deceased in 1628, John Bull ranks 9Before him are François de Malherbe, Palma il Giovane, John Frederick, Duke of Württemberg, Magdalene of Bavaria, Rudolph Goclenius, and Francesc Ribalta. After him are Jens Munk and Nicolas Trigault.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Bull ranks 2,136 out of 7,765Before him are Joseph Whitworth (1803), Stephen Dillane (1957), Thomas Kyd (1558), John Vanbrugh (1664), Lottie Dod (1871), and Maurice Evans (1901). After him are Eleanor, Fair Maid of Brittany (1182), William of Malmesbury (1080), Damien Hirst (1965), Harold Abrahams (1899), Herbert Chapman (1878), and Guy Burgess (1911).

Among COMPOSERS In United Kingdom

Among composers born in United Kingdom, John Bull ranks 28Before him are Orlando Gibbons (1583), Pasquale Anfossi (1727), William Boyce (1711), Malcolm Arnold (1921), Arthur Sullivan (1842), and John Taverner (1490). After him are Frank Bridge (1879), Rebecca Clarke (1886), Charles Burney (1726), Stanley Myers (1930), Arnold Bax (1883), and John Tavener (1944).