Maurice Ravel

1875 - 1937

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Joseph Maurice Ravel (7 March 1875 – 28 December 1937) was a French composer, pianist and conductor. He is often associated with Impressionism along with his elder contemporary Claude Debussy, although both composers rejected the term. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Maurice Ravel has received more than 3,713,176 page views. His biography is available in 86 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 84 in 2019). Maurice Ravel is the 31st most popular composer (up from 33rd in 2019), the 111th most popular biography from France (down from 92nd in 2019) and the 4th most popular French Composer.

Maurice Ravel is most famous for his orchestral works, including Bolero, the opera L'enfant et les sortilèges, and the ballet Daphnis et Chloé.

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Among composers, Maurice Ravel ranks 31 out of 1,451Before him are Claude Debussy, Bedřich Smetana, Dmitri Shostakovich, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Jacques Offenbach, and Christoph Willibald Gluck. After him are Hector Berlioz, Richard Strauss, Guido of Arezzo, Anton Bruckner, Johann Strauss I, and Johann Strauss II.

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Among people born in 1875, Maurice Ravel ranks 4Before him are Thomas Mann, Carl Jung, and Rainer Maria Rilke. After him are Albert Schweitzer, Ibn Saud, Ferdinand Porsche, Mileva Marić, Syngman Rhee, Gerd von Rundstedt, Jeanne Calment, and Albert I of Belgium. Among people deceased in 1937, Maurice Ravel ranks 8Before him are Ernest Rutherford, Guglielmo Marconi, Alfred Adler, Pierre de Coubertin, Antonio Gramsci, and John D. Rockefeller. After him are Erich Ludendorff, Amelia Earhart, Lou Andreas-Salomé, Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk, Mikhail Tukhachevsky, and George Gershwin.

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In France

Among people born in France, Maurice Ravel ranks 111 out of 6,770Before him are Philip V of Spain (1683), Charles XIV John of Sweden (1763), Henry II of France (1519), Georges Danton (1759), Philippe Pétain (1856), and Charles Aznavour (1924). After him are Bernard of Clairvaux (1090), Jean de La Fontaine (1621), Hector Berlioz (1803), Marie Thérèse of France (1778), Charles VII of France (1403), and Sully Prudhomme (1839).

Among COMPOSERS In France

Among composers born in France, Maurice Ravel ranks 4Before him are Georges Bizet (1838), Claude Debussy (1862), and Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1520). After him are Hector Berlioz (1803), Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683), Camille Saint-Saëns (1835), Erik Satie (1866), Jules Massenet (1842), Charles Gounod (1818), Gabriel Fauré (1845), and Josquin des Prez (1450).