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Paul Bowles

1910 - 1999

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Paul Frederic Bowles (; December 30, 1910 – November 18, 1999) was an American expatriate composer, author, and translator. He became associated with the Moroccan city of Tangier in the Interzone, 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 837,691 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Paul Bowles is the 469th most popular composer (up from 493rd in 2019), the 2,225th most popular biography from United States (up from 2,313th in 2019) and the 27th most popular American Composer.

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Among composers, Paul Bowles ranks 469 out of 1,216Before him are Simon Mayr, Grock, Johann Christoph Pepusch, Erwin Schulhoff, Bill Conti, and Peter Cornelius. After him are Pavel Haas, Einojuhani Rautavaara, James Newton Howard, Vicente Martín y Soler, Henri Duparc, and Antonio Sacchini.

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Among people born in 1910, Paul Bowles ranks 77Before him are Farid al-Atrash, Juan Velasco Alvarado, Remo Giazotto, Kenneth E. Boulding, Barthélemy Boganda, and Miguel Hernández. After him are He Zizhen, Nguyễn Hữu Thọ, Ferdinand Daučík, Louis Slotin, Masayoshi Ōhira, and Julien Gracq. Among people deceased in 1999, Paul Bowles ranks 69Before him are Saul Steinberg, DeForest Kelley, Charlotte Perriand, Moondog, Victor Mature, and Lajos Tichy. After him are Gertrud Scholtz-Klink, Sebastian Haffner, Ilmari Juutilainen, Igor Netto, Brion James, and Phaedon Gizikis.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Paul Bowles ranks 2,225 out of 18,182Before him are Oliver Winchester (1810), David Letterman (1947), Daryl Hannah (1960), Cloris Leachman (1926), David Soul (1943), and Robert Plutchik (1927). After him are Alicia Rhett (1915), Christopher Latham Sholes (1819), Clark Ashton Smith (1893), Robert Todd Lincoln (1843), Ivan Sutherland (1938), and Ricky Nelson (1940).

Among COMPOSERS In United States

Among composers born in United States, Paul Bowles ranks 27Before him are Stephen Sondheim (1930), Terry Riley (1935), Michael Kamen (1948), Richard Rodgers (1902), George Crumb (1929), and Bill Conti (1942). After him are James Newton Howard (1951), Danny Elfman (1953), Stephen Foster (1826), John Adams (1947), George Antheil (1900), and Morton Feldman (1926).