Paul Bowles

1910 - 1999

Paul Bowles

Paul Frederic Bowles (; December 30, 1910 – November 18, 1999) was an American migrant composer, author, and translator. He became associated with Tangier, where he settled in 1947 and lived for 52 years to the end of his life. Following a cultured middle-class upbringing in New York City, during which he displayed a talent for music and writing, Bowles pursued his education at the University of Virginia before making several trips to Paris in the 1930s. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paul Bowles has received more than 507,897 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 488th most popular composer.

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Among composers, Paul Bowles ranks 488 out of 1,008Before him are Fredrik Pacius, Pavel Haas, Bernd Alois Zimmermann, Luis Bacalov, Bálint Bakfark, and Franz Doppler. After him are Clemens Krauss, Jeremiah Clarke, Guillaume Lekeu, Evald Aav, Riz Ortolani, and Hans Krása.

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Among people born in 1910, Paul Bowles ranks 76Before him are Louis Slotin, Aladár Gerevich, Julien Gracq, Yusof Ishak, Remo Giazotto, and Nguyễn Hữu Thọ. After him are Howlin' Wolf, Masayoshi Ōhira, Kenneth E. Boulding, Pascoal Ranieri Mazzilli, Carmine Coppola, and Ngapoi Ngawang Jigme. Among people deceased in 1999, Paul Bowles ranks 64Before him are Edward Dmytryk, Ilmari Juutilainen, Alfredo Kraus, Gyula Zsengellér, Sebastian Haffner, and Maurice Couve de Murville. After him are David Ogilvy, DeForest Kelley, Kisshomaru Ueshiba, Leon Štukelj, Heinz G. Konsalik, and Alf Ramsey.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Paul Bowles ranks 2,107 out of 12,171Before him are King C. Gillette (1855), Elisabeth Shue (1963), Clair Cameron Patterson (1922), Jason Momoa (1979), Wild Bill Hickok (1837), and Frank Knight (1885). After him are Tom Regan (1938), Howard Zinn (1922), Thomas R. Marshall (1854), Tico Torres (1953), Bill Finger (1914), and Joseph Kittinger (1928).

Among COMPOSERS In United States

Among composers born in United States, Paul Bowles ranks 25Before him are Angelo Badalamenti (1937), Richard Rodgers (1902), Danny Elfman (1953), Alfred Newman (1900), James Newton Howard (1951), and Bill Conti (1942). After him are Morton Feldman (1926), Terry Riley (1935), Sun Ra (1914), Stephen Foster (1826), George Antheil (1900), and John Adams (1947).