Mikis Theodorakis

1925 - Today

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Michail "Mikis" Theodorakis (Greek: Μιχαήλ (Μίκης) Θεοδωράκης [ˈmicis θeoðoˈɾacis]; born 29 July 1925) is a Greek composer and lyricist who has contributed to contemporary Greek music with over 1000 works.He scored for the films Zorba the Greek (1964), Z (1969), and Serpico (1973). He composed the "Mauthausen Trilogy", also known as "The Ballad of Mauthausen", which has been described as the "most beautiful musical work ever written about the Holocaust" and possibly his best work. He is viewed as Greece's best-known living composer. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mikis Theodorakis has received more than 537,363 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Mikis Theodorakis is the 76th most popular composer (up from 89th in 2019), the 67th most popular biography from Greece (up from 77th in 2019) and the 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 76 out of 1,228Before him are Alessandro Scarlatti, Anton Webern, Charles Gounod, Alexander Scriabin, Nino Rota, and Josquin des Prez. After him are Alban Berg, Mikhail Glinka, Vangelis, Gabriel Fauré, Luigi Boccherini, and Jules Massenet.

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Among people born in 1925, Mikis Theodorakis ranks 13Before him are Paul Newman, Patrice Lumumba, Albert Bandura, Robert F. Kennedy, Zygmunt Bauman, and Alija Izetbegović. After him are Tony Curtis, Carlos Castaneda, Lee Van Cleef, Mahathir Mohamad, B.B. King, and Audie Murphy.

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In Greece

Among people born in Greece, Mikis Theodorakis ranks 67 out of 855Before him are Seleucus I Nicator (-358), Epaminondas (-418), Leucippus (-500), Pope Dionysius (200), Peleus (null), and Nikos Kazantzakis (1883). After him are Isocrates (-436), Vangelis (1943), Clement of Alexandria (150), Nana Mouskouri (1934), Paul of Greece (1901), and Lysippos (-390).

Among COMPOSERS In Greece

Among composers born in Greece, Mikis Theodorakis ranks 1After him are Vangelis (1943), Spyridon Samaras (1861), Manos Hatzidakis (1925), and Nikos Skalkottas (1904).