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Modest Mussorgsky

1839 - 1881

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Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky (Russian: Модест Петрович Мусоргский, tr. Modest Petrovich Musorgsky, IPA: [mɐˈdɛst pʲɪˈtrovʲɪtɕ ˈmusərkskʲɪj] (listen); 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 1,478,035 page views. His biography is available in 75 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 74 in 2019). Modest Mussorgsky is the 38th most popular composer (down from 34th in 2019), the 40th most popular biography from Russia (down from 29th 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 38 out of 1,216Before him are Sergei Rachmaninoff, Maurice Ravel, Christoph Willibald Gluck, Richard Strauss, Sergei Prokofiev, and Johann Strauss I. After him are Jean Sibelius, Béla Bartók, Camille Saint-Saëns, Guido of Arezzo, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, and Gaetano Donizetti.

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Among people born in 1839, Modest Mussorgsky ranks 3Before him are Paul Cézanne and John D. Rockefeller. After him are Sully Prudhomme, 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 Billy the Kid, Benjamin Disraeli, Lewis H. Morgan, James A. Garfield, Thomas Carlyle, Matthias Jakob Schleiden, Louis Auguste Blanqui, Auguste Mariette, and Jenny von Westphalen.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Modest Mussorgsky ranks 40 out of 3,262Before him are Georgy Zhukov (1896), Valentina Tereshkova (1937), Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (1918), Mikhail Kalashnikov (1919), Elizabeth of Russia (1709), and Alexander II of Russia (1818). After him are Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia (1901), Konstantin Chernenko (1911), Vyacheslav Molotov (1890), Boris Pasternak (1890), Yul Brynner (1920), and Vladimir Nabokov (1899).

Among COMPOSERS In Russia

Among composers born in Russia, Modest Mussorgsky ranks 5Before him are Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840), Igor Stravinsky (1882), Dmitri Shostakovich (1906), and Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873). After him are Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844), Alexander Scriabin (1871), Alexander Borodin (1833), Mikhail Glinka (1804), Mily Balakirev (1837), Dmitry Kabalevsky (1904), and Alexander Vasilyevich Alexandrov (1883).