Miles Davis

1926 - 1991

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Miles Dewey Davis III (May 26, 1926 – September 28, 1991) was an American trumpeter, bandleader, and composer. He is among the most influential and acclaimed figures in the history of jazz and 20th-century music. Davis adopted a variety of musical directions in a five-decade career that kept him at the forefront of many major stylistic developments in jazz.Born in Alton, Illinois, and raised in East St. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Miles Davis has received more than 11,105,209 page views. His biography is available in 82 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 78 in 2019). Miles Davis is the 31st most popular musician (down from 27th in 2019), the 240th most popular biography from United States (down from 183rd in 2019) and the 10th most popular American Musician.

Miles Davis is most famous for being a jazz trumpeter and composer. He was the first jazz musician to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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Among musicians, Miles Davis ranks 31 out of 2,675Before him are Jeff Beck, Frank Zappa, Giuseppe Tartini, Władysław Szpilman, Ronnie James Dio, and Bon Scott. After him are Scatman John, Arthur Rubinstein, Jean-Michel Jarre, Django Reinhardt, Keith Richards, and Maria Anna Mozart.

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Among people born in 1926, Miles Davis ranks 13Before him are Jiang Zemin, Leslie Nielsen, Chuck Berry, Sathya Sai Baba, Dario Fo, and Valéry Giscard d'Estaing. After him are René Goscinny, Klaus Kinski, Hugh Hefner, Andrzej Wajda, Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, and Jerry Lewis. Among people deceased in 1991, Miles Davis ranks 7Before him are Freddie Mercury, Vasily Zaitsev, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Dr. Seuss, Olav V of Norway, and Serge Gainsbourg. After him are Yves Montand, Klaus Kinski, Klaus Barbie, Jiang Qing, Graham Greene, and Edwin McMillan.

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Among people born in United States, Miles Davis ranks 240 out of 15,968Before him are Robert K. Merton (1910), Robert Fulton (1765), William James Sidis (1898), Mario Puzo (1920), Lawrence Kohlberg (1927), and Gene Hackman (1930). After him are Scatman John (1942), Harvey Keitel (1939), Ava Gardner (1922), Leonard Bernstein (1918), Josephine Baker (1906), and Lee Van Cleef (1925).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Miles Davis ranks 10Before him are Jimi Hendrix (1942), Madonna (1958), Ray Charles (1930), Chuck Berry (1926), Frank Zappa (1940), and Ronnie James Dio (1942). After him are Scatman John (1942), B.B. King (1925), Bruce Springsteen (1949), Brian Wilson (1942), Paul Simon (1941), and Charlie Parker (1920).

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