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 902,700 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). John Bull is the 568th most popular composer (down from 545th in 2019), the 1,645th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,505th in 2019) and the 24th most popular British Composer.

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  • 23

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Among composers, John Bull ranks 568 out of 1,228Before him are Alexandre Desplat, Franz Lachner, Jacob van Eyck, Aloysia Weber, Franz Schmidt, and Jean-Féry Rebel. After him are Ferenc Erkel, Riccardo Drigo, Karel Svoboda, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, Georgy Sviridov, and Ernst Krenek.

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Among people born in 1562, John Bull ranks 10Before him are Vincenzo Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua, Xu Guangqi, Cesare d'Este, Duke of Modena, Cornelis van Haarlem, Pietro Bernini, and Ottavio Rinuccini. After him are Friedrich Wilhelm I, Duke of Saxe-Weimar, Adam van Noort, Christen Sørensen Longomontanus, Bento de Góis, and George Abbot. Among people deceased in 1628, John Bull ranks 6Before him are George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham, François de Malherbe, Cesare d'Este, Duke of Modena, Palma il Giovane, and Rudolph Goclenius. After him are John Frederick, Duke of Württemberg, Jens Munk, and Magdalene of Bavaria.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Bull ranks 1,645 out of 6,924Before him are Irvine Welsh (1957), Limahl (1958), James Finlayson (1887), James Broun-Ramsay, 1st Marquess of Dalhousie (1812), Louise, Princess Royal (1867), and Timothy Spall (1957). After him are Robert Smith (1959), Andy Gibb (1958), William Ernest Henley (1849), Taliesin (518), Kenneth Grahame (1859), and Julia Ormond (1965).

Among COMPOSERS In United Kingdom

Among composers born in United Kingdom, John Bull ranks 24Before him are Neville Marriner (1924), Ethel Smyth (1858), John Blow (1649), Frederick Delius (1862), Jeremiah Clarke (1674), and Orlando Gibbons (1583). After him are Pasquale Anfossi (1727), Cathy Berberian (1925), Malcolm Arnold (1921), Stanley Myers (1930), Richard Addinsell (1904), and John Taverner (1490).