John Dowland

1563 - 1626

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John Dowland (1563 – buried 20 February 1626) was an English or possibly Irish Renaissance composer, lutenist, and singer. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Dowland has received more than 524,583 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). John Dowland is the 93rd most popular musician (up from 94th in 2019), the 435th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 416th in 2019) and the 28th most popular British Musician.

John Dowland is most famous for his lute music.

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Among musicians, John Dowland ranks 93 out of 2,675Before him are Robert Fripp, Benny Goodman, Richard Clayderman, João Gilberto, Thomas Bangalter, and Henryk Wieniawski. After him are Sid Vicious, Victor Borge, Gary Moore, Charlie Watts, Hans von Bülow, and Mike Oldfield.

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Among people born in 1563, John Dowland ranks 2Before him is Wanli Emperor. After him are Orazio Gentileschi, Johannes Althusius, Henry II, Duke of Lorraine, Mavro Orbini, Guru Arjan, Andrew Báthory, Hosokawa Gracia, Jodocus Hondius, Jan Huyghen van Linschoten, and Hosokawa Tadaoki. Among people deceased in 1626, John Dowland ranks 4Before him are Francis Bacon, Nurhaci, and Willebrord Snellius. After him are Ernst von Mansfeld, William V, Duke of Bavaria, Adriaen de Vries, Isabella of Savoy, Christian the Younger of Brunswick, Ferdinando Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua, Louis V, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt, and Pietro Cataldi.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Dowland ranks 435 out of 6,924Before him are Jim Clark (1936), Samuel Butler (1835), Robert II of Scotland (1316), William McMaster Murdoch (1873), Isaac Barrow (1631), and Walter Raleigh (1554). After him are James IV of Scotland (1473), Thomas Hardy (1840), Edgar the Peaceful (943), Erasmus Darwin (1731), Frederick Gowland Hopkins (1861), and Sid Vicious (1957).

Among MUSICIANS In United Kingdom

Among musicians born in United Kingdom, John Dowland ranks 28Before him are Syd Barrett (1946), Lemmy (1945), Stuart Sutcliffe (1940), Richard Wright (1943), Angus Young (1955), and Robert Fripp (1946). After him are Sid Vicious (1957), Gary Moore (1952), Charlie Watts (1941), Mike Oldfield (1953), John Bonham (1948), and Tony Iommi (1948).