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Pauline Viardot

1821 - 1910

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Pauline Viardot (pronounced [po.lin vjaʁ.do]; 18 July 1821 – 18 May 1910) was a nineteenth-century French mezzo-soprano, pedagogue and composer of Spanish descent. Born Michelle Ferdinande Pauline García, her name appears in various forms. When it is not simply "Pauline Viardot", it most commonly appears in association with her maiden name García or the unaccented form, Garcia. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pauline Viardot has received more than 228,051 page views. Her biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Pauline Viardot is the 180th most popular composer (up from 212th in 2019), the 827th most popular biography from France (up from 970th in 2019) and the 31st most popular French Composer.

Pauline Viardot was a French mezzo-soprano and composer. She is most famous for being the first female to sing at the Paris Opera.

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Among composers, Pauline Viardot ranks 180 out of 1,216Before her are Maurizio Pollini, Jan Dismas Zelenka, Hugo Wolf, Baldassare Galuppi, Johann Stamitz, and Giuseppe Torelli. After her are Michael Haydn, John Field, Bohuslav Martinů, Komitas, Howard Shore, and Siegfried Wagner.

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Among people born in 1821, Pauline Viardot ranks 10Before her are Hermann von Helmholtz, Rudolf Virchow, Richard Francis Burton, Pafnuty Chebyshev, August Schleicher, and Elizabeth Blackwell. After her are Lola Montez, Louis Vuitton, Auguste Mariette, Luitpold, Prince Regent of Bavaria, Arthur Cayley, and Nathan Bedford Forrest. Among people deceased in 1910, Pauline Viardot ranks 20Before her are Léon Walras, Chulalongkorn, Johann Gottfried Galle, Giovanni Schiaparelli, Huo Yuanjia, and Elizabeth Blackwell. After her are An Jung-geun, Jules Renard, Karl Lueger, Jean Moréas, Arkhip Kuindzhi, and Stanislao Cannizzaro.

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In France

Among people born in France, Pauline Viardot ranks 827 out of 6,011Before her are Jean-Georges Noverre (1727), Hector Guimard (1867), Charles Hermite (1822), Maria Malibran (1808), Charles Nicolle (1866), and Jean Victor Marie Moreau (1763). After her are Chevalier d'Éon (1728), Germaine of Foix (1488), Eric Cantona (1966), Saint Remigius (437), Simon Vouet (1590), and Marie-Anne Paulze Lavoisier (1758).

Among COMPOSERS In France

Among composers born in France, Pauline Viardot ranks 31Before her are Léonin (1135), Daniel Auber (1782), Darius Milhaud (1892), Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle (1760), Édouard Lalo (1823), and Marin Marais (1656). After her are Philippe de Vitry (1291), Francis Lai (1932), Ernest Chausson (1855), Charles-Marie Widor (1844), Ambroise Thomas (1811), and Lili Boulanger (1893).