Miles Davis

1926 - 1991

Miles Davis

Miles Dewey Davis III (May 26, 1926 – September 28, 1991) was an American jazz 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 7,893,539 page views. His biography is available in 78 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 27th most popular musician.

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Among musicians, Miles Davis ranks 28 out of 2,258Before him are Mark Knopfler, Chuck Berry, B.B. King, Eric Clapton, Władysław Szpilman, and Cat Stevens. After him are Giuseppe Tartini, Bon Scott, Frank Zappa, Jeff Beck, João Gilberto, and Sting.

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Among people born in 1926, Miles Davis ranks 11Before him are Ingvar Kamprad, Alfredo Di Stéfano, Chuck Berry, Sathya Sai Baba, Leslie Nielsen, and Beji Caid Essebsi. After him are Jiang Zemin, Dario Fo, Andrzej Wajda, Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, René Goscinny, and Klaus Kinski. Among people deceased in 1991, Miles Davis ranks 5Before him are Freddie Mercury, Dr. Seuss, Vasily Zaitsev, and Olav V of Norway. After him are Edwin McMillan, Serge Gainsbourg, Carl David Anderson, Yves Montand, Graham Greene, Isaac Bashevis Singer, and John Bardeen.

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Among people born in United States, Miles Davis ranks 183 out of 12,171Before him are Frederick Winslow Taylor (1856), Andrew Jackson (1767), Samuel L. Jackson (1948), Barbra Streisand (1942), Samuel Colt (1814), and Tom Hanks (1956). After him are Charlton Heston (1923), Philip K. Dick (1928), Henry Miller (1891), George S. Patton (1885), Orson Welles (1915), and George Lucas (1944).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Miles Davis ranks 9Before him are Madonna (1958), Jimi Hendrix (1942), Louis Armstrong (1901), Ray Charles (1930), Chuck Berry (1926), and B.B. King (1925). After him are Frank Zappa (1940), Ronnie James Dio (1942), Brian Wilson (1942), Scatman John (1942), Chet Baker (1929), and Bruce Springsteen (1949).