Jonathan Larson

1960 - 1996

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Jonathan David Larson (February 4, 1960 – January 25, 1996) was an American composer, lyricist, and playwright noted for exploring the social issues of multiculturalism, addiction, and homophobia in his work. Typical examples of his use of these themes are found in his musicals Rent and Tick, Tick... Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jonathan Larson has received more than 1,637,934 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Jonathan Larson is the 1,203rd most popular composer (down from 999th in 2019), the 12,270th most popular biography from United States (down from 10,150th in 2019) and the 123rd most popular American Composer.

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Among composers, Jonathan Larson ranks 1,203 out of 1,228Before him are Masashi Hamauzu, Rupert Gregson-Williams, Hitoshi Sakimoto, Inon Zur, Thomas Bergersen, and Justin Hurwitz. After him are Lera Auerbach, John Ottman, Rhys Chatham, Airat Ichmouratov, Steven Price, and Ola Gjeilo.

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Among people born in 1960, Jonathan Larson ranks 545Before him are Tony Anselmo, Packie Bonner, Bruce Baumgartner, Brendan O'Brien, Mikel Herzog, and Marijan Pušnik. After him are Prvoslav Vujcic, Shinji Kobayashi, Hiroshi Matsuda, Markos Kyprianou, Jiang Yi-huah, and Kevin Clash. Among people deceased in 1996, Jonathan Larson ranks 254Before him are Barbara Jordan, Sultan Rahi, Ron Brown, Dunc Gray, Sim Iness, and Dana Hill. After him are Yevgeny Rodionov, Silk Smitha, and Yaki Kadafi.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Jonathan Larson ranks 12,270 out of 15,968Before him are Danny Jacobs (1968), Tia Texada (1979), Charles Esten (1965), Curt Schilling (1966), Samira Wiley (1987), and Mark N. Brown (1951). After him are Jamie Brewer (1985), Hornswoggle (1986), Olympia Snowe (1947), Timothy Weah (2000), Domenick Lombardozzi (1976), and Roger K. Crouch (1940).

Among COMPOSERS In United States

Among composers born in United States, Jonathan Larson ranks 123Before him are Steve Roach (1955), Don Davis (1957), Jeremy Soule (1975), Randall Thompson (1899), Marc Shaiman (1959), and Justin Hurwitz (1985). After him are John Ottman (1964), Rhys Chatham (1952), Eric Whitacre (1970), Christopher Tin (1976), Oneohtrix Point Never (1982), and Nicholas Britell (1980).