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 156,681 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Louis Vierne is the 224th most popular musician (down from 175th in 2019), the 1,263rd most popular biography from France (down from 1,053rd in 2019) and the 11th 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 224 out of 2,675Before him are Eddie Cochran, Fats Domino, Klaus Nomi, Ike Turner, Art Blakey, and Peter Tosh. After him are Carl Michael Bellman, Georges Prêtre, Count Basie, Leslie Cheung, Slash, and Duff McKagan.

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Among people born in 1870, Louis Vierne ranks 33Before him are Sophia of Prussia, Georgy Gapon, Charlotte Cooper, Jan Smuts, Princess Alexandra of Greece and Denmark, and Sigfrid Edström. After him are Nariman Narimanov, Bernard Baruch, Edwin S. Porter, Prince Carlos of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Lord Alfred Douglas, and E. M. Antoniadi. Among people deceased in 1937, Louis Vierne ranks 37Before him are Charles-Marie Widor, Ernest Louis, Grand Duke of Hesse, Ray Ewry, Edith Wharton, Emilio Mola, and Frank B. Kellogg. After him are Pavel Florensky, Yeghishe Charents, Bessie Smith, Georgy Pyatakov, Andrés Nin Pérez, and Jagadish Chandra Bose.

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In France

Among people born in France, Louis Vierne ranks 1,263 out of 5,234Before him are Antoine Jérôme Balard (1802), Raymond of Poitiers (1115), Paul-Émile Lecoq de Boisbaudran (1838), Antoine Perrenot de Granvelle (1517), Antoine-Augustin Parmentier (1737), and René Thom (1923). After him are Petrus Ramus (1515), Adelaide of Aquitaine (950), Guy, Count of Flanders (1226), Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux (1827), Prince Louis, Duke of Nemours (1814), and Armand David (1826).

Among MUSICIANS In France

Among musicians born in France, Louis Vierne ranks 11Before him are Arnaut Daniel (1150), Nadia Boulanger (1887), David Guetta (1967), Charles-Valentin Alkan (1813), Stéphane Grappelli (1908), and Jean-Marie Leclair (1697). After him are Georges Prêtre (1924), Émile Waldteufel (1837), Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre (1665), Maurice André (1933), Jacques Dutronc (1943), and Jean-Pierre Rampal (1922).