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John Williams

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John Towner Williams KBE (born February 8, 1932) is an American composer, conductor and pianist. In a career that has spanned seven decades, he has composed some of the most popular, recognizable and critically acclaimed film scores in cinematic history. Williams has won 25 Grammy Awards, seven British Academy Film Awards, five Academy Awards and four Golden Globe Awards. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Williams has received more than 12,700,224 page views. His biography is available in 69 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 68 in 2019). John Williams is the 65th most popular composer (down from 64th in 2019), the 168th most popular biography from United States (down from 161st in 2019) and the 2nd most popular American Composer.

John Williams is most famous for composing the music for Star Wars, Indiana Jones, and Harry Potter.

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  • 13M

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  • 72.49

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 69

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.30

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.55

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among composers, John Williams ranks 65 out of 1,216Before him are Edward Elgar, Astor Piazzolla, Henry Purcell, Johann Christian Bach, George Gershwin, and Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach. After him are Alexander Scriabin, Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, Charles Gounod, Vangelis, Alessandro Scarlatti, and Alexander Borodin.

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Among people born in 1932, John Williams ranks 11Before him are Elizabeth Taylor, Omar Sharif, Andrei Tarkovsky, François Truffaut, Miloš Forman, and Johnny Cash. After him are Cesare Maldini, Abebe Bikila, Peter O'Toole, Roh Tae-woo, Soraya Esfandiary-Bakhtiary, and Anouk Aimée.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, John Williams ranks 168 out of 18,182Before him are Lee Harvey Oswald (1939), Gregory Peck (1916), George Gershwin (1898), Ava Gardner (1922), Buzz Aldrin (1930), and Frederick Winslow Taylor (1856). After him are Robert K. Merton (1910), Emily Dickinson (1830), Louis Sullivan (1856), Denzel Washington (1954), Herman Melville (1819), and Herbert Hoover (1874).

Among COMPOSERS In United States

Among composers born in United States, John Williams ranks 2Before him are George Gershwin (1898). After him are John Cage (1912), Leonard Bernstein (1918), Henry Mancini (1924), Philip Glass (1937), Scott Joplin (1868), Steve Reich (1936), Samuel Barber (1910), Jerry Goldsmith (1929), James Horner (1953), and Cole Porter (1891).