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Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

1840 - 1893

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Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky ( chy-KOF-skee; 7 May 1840 – 6 November 1893) was a Russian composer of the Romantic period. He was the first Russian composer whose music would make a lasting impression internationally. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky has received more than 7,467,608 page views. His biography is available in 148 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 142 in 2019). Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky is the 11th most popular composer, the 14th most popular biography from Russia (down from 7th in 2019) and the most popular Russian Composer.

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky is most famous for his orchestral compositions, including the 1812 Overture, the Nutcracker Suite, and Swan Lake.

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Among composers, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky ranks 11 out of 1,216Before him are Antonio Vivaldi, Giuseppe Verdi, Franz Schubert, Joseph Haydn, Richard Wagner, and George Frideric Handel. After him are Johannes Brahms, Giacomo Puccini, Gustav Mahler, Robert Schumann, Antonín Dvořák, and Gioachino Rossini.

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Among people born in 1840, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky ranks 2Before him is Claude Monet. After him are Auguste Rodin, Émile Zola, Victoria, Princess Royal, Murad V, Odilon Redon, Carlota of Mexico, Alphonse Daudet, Carl Menger, Ernst Abbe, and John Boyd Dunlop. Among people deceased in 1893, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky ranks 1After him are Guy de Maupassant, Charles Gounod, Patrice de MacMahon, Hippolyte Taine, Jean-Martin Charcot, Rutherford B. Hayes, Alexander of Battenberg, Jan Matejko, Ernest II, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Josef Stefan, and Jules Ferry.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky ranks 14 out of 3,262Before him are Dmitri Mendeleev (1834), Peter the Great (1672), Boris Yeltsin (1931), Anton Chekhov (1860), Nikita Khrushchev (1894), and Nicholas II of Russia (1868). After him are Ivan the Terrible (1530), Grigori Rasputin (1869), Alexander Pushkin (1799), Ivan Pavlov (1849), Wassily Kandinsky (1866), and Igor Stravinsky (1882).

Among COMPOSERS In Russia

Among composers born in Russia, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky ranks 1After him are Igor Stravinsky (1882), Dmitri Shostakovich (1906), Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873), Modest Mussorgsky (1839), Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844), Alexander Scriabin (1871), Alexander Borodin (1833), Mikhail Glinka (1804), Mily Balakirev (1837), Dmitry Kabalevsky (1904), and Alexander Vasilyevich Alexandrov (1883).