Kurt Weill

1900 - 1950

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Kurt Julian Weill (March 2, 1900 – April 3, 1950) was a German-born American composer active from the 1920s in his native country, and in his later years in the United States. He was a leading composer for the stage who was best known for his fruitful collaborations with Bertolt Brecht. With Brecht, he developed productions such as his best-known work, The Threepenny Opera, which included the ballad "Mack the Knife". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Kurt Weill has received more than 1,258,210 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). Kurt Weill is the 145th most popular composer (up from 147th in 2019), the 552nd most popular biography from Germany (down from 527th in 2019) and the 26th most popular German Composer.

Kurt Weill is most famous for his compositions of the Broadway musicals "Threepenny Opera" and "The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny."

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Over the past year Kurt Weill has had the most page views in the with 146,265 views, followed by German (64,793), and French (24,172). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Swedish (258.00%), Belarusian (167.07%), and Occitan (97.57%)


Among composers, Kurt Weill ranks 145 out of 1,451Before him are Marin Marais, Tomás Luis de Victoria, Édouard Lalo, George Enescu, Jacob Obrecht, and Paul Dukas. After him are Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle, John Barry, Darius Milhaud, Ottorino Respighi, Adrian Willaert, and Enrique Granados.

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Among people born in 1900, Kurt Weill ranks 28Before him are Eyvind Johnson, Hans Fritzsche, Giorgos Seferis, Hans Adolf Krebs, Richard Kuhn, and Knud, Hereditary Prince of Denmark. After him are Jan Oort, Choe Yong-gon, Arno Breker, Karl Wolff, Pak Hon-yong, and Prince Aimone, Duke of Aosta. Among people deceased in 1950, Kurt Weill ranks 17Before him are Norman Haworth, Vallabhbhai Patel, Gustav Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach, Karl Renner, Léon Blum, and Princess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine. After him are Sri Aurobindo, Emil Jannings, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Émile Jaques-Dalcroze, George Minot, and Ramana Maharshi.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Kurt Weill ranks 552 out of 7,253Before him are Louis II, Prince of Monaco (1870), Kurt Student (1890), Willi Stoph (1914), Robert Ritter von Greim (1892), Sophia Dorothea of Hanover (1687), and Wolfgang Petersen (1941). After him are Hans Jonas (1903), Jenny von Westphalen (1814), Caroline of Baden (1776), August Schleicher (1821), Hans von Euler-Chelpin (1873), and Walther von Reichenau (1884).

Among COMPOSERS In Germany

Among composers born in Germany, Kurt Weill ranks 26Before him are Paul Hindemith (1895), Heinrich Schütz (1585), Giacomo Meyerbeer (1791), Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach (1732), Fanny Mendelssohn (1805), and Max Bruch (1838). After him are Max Reger (1873), Louis Spohr (1784), Johann Joachim Quantz (1697), Michael Praetorius (1571), Johann Ambrosius Bach (1645), and Eduard Künneke (1885).