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 11,228,813 page views. His biography is available in 83 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 82 in 2019). Miles Davis is the 31st most popular musician, the 215th most popular biography from United States (up from 240th in 2019) and the 8th most popular 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 2,662Before him are Mark Knopfler, Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, Scatman John, Bon Scott, and Martha Argerich. After him are Jeff Beck, Frank Zappa, Roger Taylor, Cat Stevens, Björn Ulvaeus, and Giuseppe Tartini.

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Among people born in 1926, Miles Davis ranks 10Before him are Michel Foucault, Ingvar Kamprad, Alfredo Di Stéfano, Jiang Zemin, Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, and Leslie Nielsen. After him are Sathya Sai Baba, Dario Fo, Svetlana Alliluyeva, Klaus Kinski, Andrzej Wajda, and Thích Nhất Hạnh. Among people deceased in 1991, Miles Davis ranks 7Before him are Freddie Mercury, Dr. Seuss, Vasily Zaitsev, Olav V of Norway, Isaac Bashevis Singer, and Serge Gainsbourg. After him are Edwin McMillan, Yves Montand, Klaus Kinski, Jiang Qing, Klaus Barbie, and Graham Greene.

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Among people born in United States, Miles Davis ranks 215 out of 18,182Before him are Philip K. Dick (1928), Charlton Heston (1923), Coen brothers (null), Buster Keaton (1895), J. Robert Oppenheimer (1904), and Quentin Tarantino (1963). After him are James Brown (1933), Frank Zappa (1940), Edwin McMillan (1907), Walt Whitman (1819), John Travolta (1954), and Tim Cook (1960).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Miles Davis ranks 8Before him are Louis Armstrong (1901), Bob Dylan (1941), Jimi Hendrix (1942), Madonna (1958), Ray Charles (1930), and Scatman John (1942). After him are Frank Zappa (1940), Ronnie James Dio (1942), B.B. King (1925), Brian Wilson (1942), Bruce Springsteen (1949), and Chuck Berry (1926).

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