Mikis Theodorakis

1925 - 2021

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Michail "Mikis" Theodorakis (Greek: Μιχαήλ "Μίκης" Θεοδωράκης [ˈmicis θeoðoˈɾacis]; 29 July 1925 – 2 September 2021) was a Greek composer and lyricist credited with over 1,000 works. He scored for the films Zorba the Greek (1964), Z (1969), and Serpico (1973). He was a three-time BAFTA nominee, winning for Z. For the score in Serpico , he earned Grammy nominations. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mikis Theodorakis has received more than 1,001,343 page views. His biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 56 in 2019). Mikis Theodorakis is the 81st most popular composer (down from 57th in 2019), the 78th most popular biography from Greece (down from 48th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Greek Composer.

Mikis Theodorakis is most famous for his music for the film Zorba the Greek.

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Among composers, Mikis Theodorakis ranks 81 out of 1,451Before him are Alexander Borodin, Leoš Janáček, Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, Hans Zimmer, and Johann Pachelbel. After him are Alban Berg, Carl Czerny, Josquin des Prez, Nino Rota, George Gershwin, and François Couperin.

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Among people born in 1925, Mikis Theodorakis ranks 15Before him are Alija Izetbegović, Giorgio Napolitano, Zygmunt Bauman, Mahathir Mohamad, Albert Bandura, and Audie Murphy. After him are Lee Van Cleef, Carlos Castaneda, Robert F. Kennedy, Jorge Rafael Videla, Tony Curtis, and B.B. King. Among people deceased in 2021, Mikis Theodorakis ranks 6Before him are Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Michael Collins, Gerd Müller, and Albert Bandura. After him are Abdelaziz Bouteflika, F. W. de Klerk, Chun Doo-hwan, Christopher Plummer, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, and Charlie Watts.

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In Greece

Among people born in Greece, Mikis Theodorakis ranks 78 out of 1,024Before him are Nana Mouskouri (1934), Lysippos (-390), Alcaeus of Mytilene (-620), Clement of Alexandria (150), George II of Greece (1890), and Antigonus I Monophthalmus (-382). After him are Philip III of Macedon (-359), Pope Dionysius (200), Paul of Greece (1901), Hephaestion (-356), Mahfiruz Hatun (1590), and Hippias (-443).

Among COMPOSERS In Greece

Among composers born in Greece, Mikis Theodorakis ranks 2Before him are Vangelis (1943). After him are Manos Hatzidakis (1925), Eleni Karaindrou (1941), Spyridon Samaras (1861), Nikos Skalkottas (1904), Nikolaos Mantzaros (1795), and Thanos Mikroutsikos (1947).