Orlando Gibbons

1583 - 1625

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Orlando Gibbons (bapt. 25 December 1583 – 5 June 1625) was an English composer and keyboard player who was one of the last masters of the English Virginalist School and English Madrigal School. The best known member of a musical family dynasty, by the 1610s he was the leading composer and organist in England, with a career cut short by his sudden death in 1625. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Orlando Gibbons has received more than 277,036 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Orlando Gibbons is the 580th most popular composer (down from 544th in 2019), the 1,668th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,580th in 2019) and the 22nd most popular Composer.

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Among composers, Orlando Gibbons ranks 580 out of 1,216Before him are Rikard Nordraak, Ernesto Lecuona, Robert Fuchs, Kurmangazy Sagyrbaev, Ernest Guiraud, and Alexandre Desplat. After him are Diego Ortiz, Luis de Milán, Carl Zeller, Johann Strauss III, Franz Waxman, and Marc'Antonio Ingegneri.

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Among people born in 1583, Orlando Gibbons ranks 10Before him are Girolamo Frescobaldi, Axel Oxenstierna, Nzinga of Ndongo and Matamba, Jacob De la Gardie, Pieter Lastman, and Christian II, Elector of Saxony. After him are Jan Porcellis, Hayashi Razan, Eleanor of Prussia, Denis Pétau, Iskandar Muda, and Joachim Ernst, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach. Among people deceased in 1625, Orlando Gibbons ranks 15Before him are Duchess Anna of Prussia, Giambattista Marino, Mōri Terumoto, Francisco Gómez de Sandoval, 1st Duke of Lerma, Honoré d'Urfé, and Anna Vasa of Sweden. After him are John Fletcher, Elizabeth of Denmark, Duchess of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, Joachim Ernst, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach, Ubbo Emmius, John Florio, and Thomas Lodge.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Orlando Gibbons ranks 1,668 out of 7,765Before him are Edward Young (1683), Mark of Cornwall (480), Elsa Lanchester (1902), James Bruce (1730), Ebenezer Howard (1850), and Gytha of Wessex (1053). After him are Vince Clarke (1960), Steven Runciman (1903), Henry Sidgwick (1838), Steve Howe (1947), Mike Leigh (1943), and Glenn Murcutt (1936).

Among COMPOSERS In United Kingdom

Among composers born in United Kingdom, Orlando Gibbons ranks 22Before him are Frederick Delius (1862), Albert Ketèlbey (1875), Thomas Arne (1710), Jeremiah Clarke (1674), Ethel Smyth (1858), and John Blow (1649). After him are Pasquale Anfossi (1727), William Boyce (1711), Malcolm Arnold (1921), Arthur Sullivan (1842), John Taverner (1490), and John Bull (1562).