Modest Mussorgsky

1839 - 1881

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Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky (Russian: Модест Петрович Мусоргский, romanized: Modest Petrovich Musorgsky, IPA: [mɐˈdɛst pʲɪˈtrovʲɪtɕ ˈmusərkskʲɪj] ; 21 March [O.S. 9 March] 1839 – 28 March [O.S. 16 March] 1881) was a Russian composer, one of the group known as "The Five". He was an innovator of Russian music in the Romantic period. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Modest Mussorgsky has received more than 1,727,441 page views. His biography is available in 77 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 75 in 2019). Modest Mussorgsky is the 42nd most popular composer (down from 38th in 2019), the 48th most popular biography from Russia (down from 40th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Russian Composer.

Modest Mussorgsky is most famous for his opera "Boris Godunov" and his compositions "Pictures at an Exhibition" and "Night on Bald Mountain."

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Among composers, Modest Mussorgsky ranks 42 out of 1,451Before him are Johann Strauss I, Johann Strauss II, Jean Sibelius, Jean-Baptiste Lully, Sergei Prokofiev, and Béla Bartók. After him are Carl Maria von Weber, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Edward Elgar, Gaetano Donizetti, Vincenzo Bellini, and Jean-Philippe Rameau.

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Among people born in 1839, Modest Mussorgsky ranks 4Before him are Paul Cézanne, John D. Rockefeller, and Sully Prudhomme. After him are Alfred Sisley, Charles Sanders Peirce, Carol I of Romania, George Armstrong Custer, Josiah Willard Gibbs, Karl Theodor, Duke in Bavaria, Josephine Cochrane, and Nikolay Przhevalsky. Among people deceased in 1881, Modest Mussorgsky ranks 3Before him are Fyodor Dostoevsky, and Alexander II of Russia. After him are James A. Garfield, Benjamin Disraeli, Billy the Kid, Lewis H. Morgan, Matthias Jakob Schleiden, Jenny von Westphalen, Louis Auguste Blanqui, Thomas Carlyle, and Auguste Mariette.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Modest Mussorgsky ranks 48 out of 3,761Before him are Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia (1901), Turhan Hatice Sultan (1627), Vyacheslav Molotov (1890), Elizabeth of Russia (1709), Paul I of Russia (1754), and Gustav Kirchhoff (1824). After him are Boris Pasternak (1890), Mikhail Kalashnikov (1919), Andrei Sakharov (1921), Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844), Georgy Malenkov (1902), and Andrei Tarkovsky (1932).

Among COMPOSERS In Russia

Among composers born in Russia, Modest Mussorgsky ranks 5Before him are Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840), Igor Stravinsky (1882), Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873), and Dmitri Shostakovich (1906). After him are Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844), Alexander Scriabin (1871), Alexander Borodin (1833), Mily Balakirev (1837), Mikhail Glinka (1804), Dmitry Kabalevsky (1904), and Sofia Gubaidulina (1931).