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Jonathan Larson

1960 - 1996

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Jonathan David Larson (February 4, 1960 – January 25, 1996) was an American composer, lyricist and playwright most famous for writing the musicals Rent and Tick, Tick... Boom!, which explored the social issues of multiculturalism, substance use disorder, and homophobia. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jonathan Larson has received more than 8,191,970 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Jonathan Larson is the 553rd most popular composer (up from 1,193rd in 2019), the 2,640th most popular biography from United States (up from 12,240th in 2019) and the 35th most popular American Composer.

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Among composers, Jonathan Larson ranks 553 out of 1,216Before him are Sergei Lyapunov, Antonio Rosetti, Philippe Herreweghe, Fredrik Pacius, Carmine Coppola, and Johann David Heinichen. After him are Arno Babajanian, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, Pierre Henry, Riccardo Drigo, Bálint Bakfark, and Aloysia Weber.

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Among people born in 1960, Jonathan Larson ranks 83Before him are Melissa Leo, Lepa Brena, Abdullah Abdullah, Tony Robbins, Željko Obradović, and Igor Belanov. After him are Nicoletta Braschi, Gazebo, Michael Hutchence, Damon Wayans, Yannick Noah, and Jonas Gahr Støre. Among people deceased in 1996, Jonathan Larson ranks 91Before him are Tito Okello, Lo Wei, Stavros Niarchos, Karl Frenzel, Amos Tversky, and Moshoeshoe II of Lesotho. After him are Dan Flavin, David Packard, Infanta María Cristina of Spain, Christopher Robin Milne, Gerry Mulligan, and Hyman Minsky.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Jonathan Larson ranks 2,640 out of 18,182Before him are Nelson Algren (1909), Carmine Coppola (1910), Joseph Heller (1923), Sugar Ray Leonard (1956), Michael Walzer (1935), and Everett McGill (1945). After him are Pam Grier (1949), Angelo Dundee (1921), Carly Simon (1945), Pancho Gonzales (1928), Arlene Dahl (1925), and Ted Levine (1957).

Among COMPOSERS In United States

Among composers born in United States, Jonathan Larson ranks 35Before him are Danny Elfman (1953), Stephen Foster (1826), John Adams (1947), George Antheil (1900), Morton Feldman (1926), and Carmine Coppola (1910). After him are Ernest Guiraud (1837), Basil Poledouris (1945), Alex North (1910), Thomas Newman (1955), Sun Ra (1914), and Dave Grusin (1934).