Mikhail Glinka

1804 - 1857

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Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka (Russian: Михаил Иванович Глинка, tr. Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka, IPA: [mʲɪxɐˈil ɪˈvanəvʲɪdʑ ˈɡlʲinkə] (listen); 1 June [O.S. 20 May] 1804 – 15 February [O.S. 3 February] 1857) was the first Russian composer to gain wide recognition within his own country and is often regarded as the fountainhead of Russian classical music. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mikhail Glinka has received more than 551,110 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 60 in 2019). Mikhail Glinka is the 105th most popular composer (down from 78th in 2019), the 129th most popular biography from Russia (down from 83rd in 2019) and the 9th most popular Composer.

Mikhail Glinka is most famous for his opera A Life for the Tsar.

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Among composers, Mikhail Glinka ranks 105 out of 1,216Before him are Paul Hindemith, Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, Guillaume Du Fay, Joaquín Rodrigo, Benjamin Britten, and Muzio Clementi. After him are Francis Poulenc, Francisco Tárrega, Mily Balakirev, Heinrich Schütz, Adolphe Adam, and Alma Mahler.

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Among people born in 1804, Mikhail Glinka ranks 8Before him are George Sand, Johann Strauss I, Benjamin Disraeli, Emil Lenz, Wilhelm Eduard Weber, and Allan Kardec. After him are Napoléon Louis Bonaparte, Franklin Pierce, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Richard Owen, Matthias Jakob Schleiden, and John Deere. Among people deceased in 1857, Mikhail Glinka ranks 6Before him are Auguste Comte, Augustin-Louis Cauchy, Carl Czerny, Archduchess Sophie of Austria, and Eugène François Vidocq. After him are Dominic Savio, Alfred de Musset, Eugène Sue, Francis Beaufort, Charles Lucien Bonaparte, and Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorff.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Mikhail Glinka ranks 129 out of 3,262Before him are Boris Spassky (1937), Mikhail Lermontov (1814), Olga of Kiev (890), Nikolai Lobachevsky (1792), Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaevna of Russia (1897), and Arnold Sommerfeld (1868). After him are Anatoly Dyatlov (1931), Alexei Rykov (1881), Alexander Kolchak (1874), Mikhail Botvinnik (1911), Aleksandr Vasilevsky (1895), and Georgi Plekhanov (1856).

Among COMPOSERS In Russia

Among composers born in Russia, Mikhail Glinka ranks 9Before him are Dmitri Shostakovich (1906), Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873), Modest Mussorgsky (1839), Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844), Alexander Scriabin (1871), and Alexander Borodin (1833). After him are Mily Balakirev (1837), Dmitry Kabalevsky (1904), Alexander Vasilyevich Alexandrov (1883), Sofia Gubaidulina (1931), Alfred Schnittke (1934), and Otto Nicolai (1810).