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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 3,262,872 page views. His biography is available in 84 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 83 in 2019). Maurice Ravel is the 33rd most popular composer (down from 26th in 2019), the 92nd most popular biography from France (down from 63rd in 2019) and the 5th 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 33 out of 1,216Before him are Antonio Salieri, Dmitri Shostakovich, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Jacques Offenbach, Johann Strauss II, and Sergei Rachmaninoff. After him are Christoph Willibald Gluck, Richard Strauss, Sergei Prokofiev, Johann Strauss I, Modest Mussorgsky, and Jean Sibelius.

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Among people born in 1875, Maurice Ravel ranks 3Before him are Carl Jung and Thomas Mann. After him are Rainer Maria Rilke, Albert Schweitzer, Ferdinand Porsche, Jeanne Calment, Gerd von Rundstedt, Ibn Saud, Syngman Rhee, Mileva Marić, and Aleister Crowley. Among people deceased in 1937, Maurice Ravel ranks 6Before him are Ernest Rutherford, Pierre de Coubertin, Guglielmo Marconi, Alfred Adler, and John D. Rockefeller. After him are Antonio Gramsci, H. P. Lovecraft, Amelia Earhart, George Gershwin, Erich Ludendorff, and Lou Andreas-Salomé.

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In France

Among people born in France, Maurice Ravel ranks 92 out of 6,011Before him are Charles X of France (1757), Jean-Baptiste Lamarck (1744), Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1520), Napoleon II (1811), Jean-François Champollion (1790), and Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841). After him are Jean de La Fontaine (1621), Madame de Pompadour (1721), Charles-Augustin de Coulomb (1736), Henry II of France (1519), Philip V of Spain (1683), and Peter Abelard (1079).

Among COMPOSERS In France

Among composers born in France, Maurice Ravel ranks 5Before him are Georges Bizet (1838), Claude Debussy (1862), Hector Berlioz (1803), and Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1520). After him are Camille Saint-Saëns (1835), Erik Satie (1866), Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683), Charles Gounod (1818), Josquin des Prez (1450), Jules Massenet (1842), and Gabriel Fauré (1845).