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 2,481,187 page views. His biography is available in 83 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 78 in 2019). Maurice Ravel is the 26th most popular composer (up from 31st in 2019), the 63rd most popular biography from France (up from 103rd 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 26 out of 1,228Before him are Igor Stravinsky, Gioachino Rossini, Felix Mendelssohn, Georges Bizet, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, and Hector Berlioz. After him are Bedřich Smetana, Johann Strauss II, Dmitri Shostakovich, Antonio Salieri, Sergei Prokofiev, and Jacques Offenbach.

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

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In France

Among people born in France, Maurice Ravel ranks 63 out of 5,234Before him are Pierre de Fermat (1601), Brigitte Bardot (1934), Arthur Rimbaud (1854), Michel Foucault (1926), Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1520), and Hector Berlioz (1803). After him are Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (1780), Henri Becquerel (1852), Gustave Eiffel (1832), Tacitus (54), Henri Bergson (1859), and Charles Perrault (1628).

Among COMPOSERS In France

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