Peter Cornelius

1824 - 1874

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Carl August Peter Cornelius (24 December 1824 – 26 October 1874) was a German composer, writer about music, poet and translator. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Peter Cornelius has received more than 80,449 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Peter Cornelius is the 468th most popular composer (down from 418th in 2019), the 1,812th most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,566th in 2019) and the 70th most popular Composer.

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Among composers, Peter Cornelius ranks 468 out of 1,216Before him are Franck Pourcel, Simon Mayr, Grock, Johann Christoph Pepusch, Erwin Schulhoff, and Bill Conti. After him are Paul Bowles, Pavel Haas, Einojuhani Rautavaara, James Newton Howard, Vicente Martín y Soler, and Henri Duparc.

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Among people born in 1824, Peter Cornelius ranks 28Before him are Ludwig Büchner, Johann Wilhelm Hittorf, Nana Sahib, Leland Stanford, Princess Francisca of Brazil, and Pierre Janssen. After him are Louis II, Grand Duke of Baden, Jozef Israëls, George MacDonald, Michael Madhusudan Dutt, Gustave Boulanger, and John Kerr. Among people deceased in 1874, Peter Cornelius ranks 18Before him are August Heinrich Hoffmann von Fallersleben, Marià Fortuny, Josiah Warren, Moritz von Jacobi, Constantin von Tischendorf, and Charles Gleyre. After him are Peter Andreas Hansen, Carlos Manuel de Céspedes, Countess of Ségur, Howard Staunton, Ilija Garašanin, and Johann Heinrich von Mädler.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Peter Cornelius ranks 1,812 out of 6,142Before him are Prince Georg of Bavaria (1880), Jordan of Saxony (1190), Igor Mitoraj (1944), Georges J. F. Köhler (1946), Karl Leopold, Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1678), and Princess Alexandra of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1878). After him are Otto Braun (1900), Hanns Heinz Ewers (1871), Henry XVI, Duke of Bavaria (1386), Golo Mann (1909), Franz Six (1909), and Franz Danzi (1763).

Among COMPOSERS In Germany

Among composers born in Germany, Peter Cornelius ranks 70Before him are Hans Leo Hassler (1564), Ferdinand Hiller (1811), Johann Ludwig Bach (1677), Johann Gottfried Walther (1684), Simon Mayr (1763), and Johann Christoph Pepusch (1667). After him are Carl Friedrich Zelter (1758), Reinhard Keiser (1674), Wilhelm Friedrich Ernst Bach (1759), Curt Sachs (1881), Max Richter (1966), and Christoph Graupner (1683).