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Niels Gade

1817 - 1890

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Niels Wilhelm Gade (22 February 1817 – 21 December 1890) was a Danish composer, conductor, violinist, organist and teacher. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Niels Gade has received more than 157,395 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Niels Gade is the 235th most popular composer (down from 220th in 2019), the 107th most popular biography from Denmark (down from 100th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Danish Composer.

Niels Gade is most famous for his work in the field of music, specifically his contributions to the development of the symphony.

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Among composers, Niels Gade ranks 235 out of 1,216Before him are Pierre Schaeffer, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Engelbert Humperdinck, Uzeyir Hajibeyov, Otto Nicolai, and Duchess Maria Antonia of Bavaria. After him are Giacomo Carissimi, Henryk Górecki, Francesco Geminiani, Luigi Nono, Emmanuel Chabrier, and Ion Ivanovici.

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Among people born in 1817, Niels Gade ranks 12Before him are Louise of Hesse-Kassel, Charles-François Daubigny, Adolphe, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, Archduke Albrecht, Duke of Teschen, Syed Ahmad Khan, and Princess Clémentine of Orléans. After him are Pierre Larousse, Theodor Storm, Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, Maximilian de Beauharnais, 3rd Duke of Leuchtenberg, Austen Henry Layard, and Charles Adolphe Wurtz. Among people deceased in 1890, Niels Gade ranks 16Before him are Henri Nestlé, Joseph Merrick, Richard Francis Burton, Augusta of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, William Kemmler, and John Henry Newman. After him are Antoine, Duke of Montpensier, Jyotirao Phule, Princess Zorka of Montenegro, Gottfried Keller, Lorenz von Stein, and Louis Le Prince.

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In Denmark

Among people born in Denmark, Niels Gade ranks 107 out of 893Before him are Otto Jespersen (1860), Frederick, Hereditary Prince of Denmark (1753), Princess Ingeborg of Denmark (1878), Absalon (1128), Jens Christian Skou (1918), and Bille August (1948). After him are Hans Christian Gram (1853), Harald Bohr (1887), Sophia Brahe (1556), Nicolai Abildgaard (1743), Allan Simonsen (1952), and Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark (1968).

Among COMPOSERS In Denmark

Among composers born in Denmark, Niels Gade ranks 2Before him are Carl Nielsen (1865). After him are Hans Christian Lumbye (1810), Rued Langgaard (1893), Johan Peter Emilius Hartmann (1805), Per Nørgård (1932), Emil Hartmann (1836), Vagn Holmboe (1909), Peter Arnold Heise (1830), Hans Abrahamsen (1952), Jesper Kyd (1972), and Poul Ruders (1949).