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Louis Vierne

1870 - 1937

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Louis Victor Jules Vierne (8 October 1870 – 2 June 1937) was a French organist and composer. As the organist of Notre-Dame de Paris from 1900 until his death, he focused on organ music, including six organ symphonies and a Messe solennelle for choir and two organs. He toured Europe and the United States as a concert organist. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Louis Vierne has received more than 208,792 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Louis Vierne is the 236th most popular musician (down from 224th in 2019), the 1,330th most popular biography from France (down from 1,260th in 2019) and the 12th most popular French Musician.

Louis Vierne is most famous for his organ compositions, which are still played by organists today.

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Among musicians, Louis Vierne ranks 236 out of 2,662Before him are Maria Theresia von Paradis, John Mayall, Keith Moon, Paul Stanley, John McLaughlin, and Mauro Giuliani. After him are Steve Harris, Karl Jenkins, Mike Portnoy, Narciso Yepes, Yanni, and Abdel Halim Hafez.

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Among people born in 1870, Louis Vierne ranks 33Before him are Sophia of Prussia, Princess Alexandra of Greece and Denmark, Charlotte Cooper, D. T. Suzuki, Ernst Barlach, and Bernard Baruch. After him are Jan Smuts, Prince Carlos of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Nariman Narimanov, Aleksandr Kuprin, Edwin S. Porter, and Jaime, Duke of Madrid. Among people deceased in 1937, Louis Vierne ranks 38Before him are Jagadish Chandra Bose, Gustaf Dalén, Albert Roussel, Wallace Carothers, Edith Wharton, and Pavel Florensky. After him are Georgy Pyatakov, Keke Geladze, Bessie Smith, Ray Ewry, Chūya Nakahara, and Vincenzo Lancia.

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In France

Among people born in France, Louis Vierne ranks 1,330 out of 6,011Before him are Pierre Cauchon (1371), Paul Scarron (1610), Guillaume Brune (1763), François Rude (1784), Baldwin V, Count of Flanders (1012), and Michel Tournier (1924). After him are Louis Joseph, Prince of Condé (1736), Ferdinand Buisson (1841), Adelaide of Aquitaine (950), Gustave Charpentier (1860), Raymond Loewy (1893), and Jean Giono (1895).

Among MUSICIANS In France

Among musicians born in France, Louis Vierne ranks 12Before him are David Guetta (1967), Arnaut Daniel (1150), Charles-Valentin Alkan (1813), Georges Prêtre (1924), Jean-Marie Leclair (1697), and Stéphane Grappelli (1908). After him are Émile Waldteufel (1837), Jean-Pierre Rampal (1922), Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre (1665), Jacques Dutronc (1943), Marguerite Long (1874), and Michel Polnareff (1944).