Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

1840 - 1893

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Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky ( chy-KOF-skee; Russian: Пётр Ильи́ч Чайко́вский, IPA: [pʲɵtr ɨˈlʲjitɕ tɕɪjˈkofskʲɪj] (listen); 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 6,564,449 page views. His biography is available in 142 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 139 in 2019). Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky is the 11th most popular composer (down from 6th in 2019), the 7th most popular biography from Russia (down from 5th 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 1,228Before him are Frédéric Chopin, Joseph Haydn, Giuseppe Verdi, Richard Wagner, George Frideric Handel, and Franz Schubert. After him are Gustav Mahler, Johannes Brahms, Robert Schumann, Edvard Grieg, Ennio Morricone, and Antonín Dvořák.

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Among people born in 1840, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky ranks 2Before him is Claude Monet. After him are Émile Zola, Auguste Rodin, Murad V, Victoria, Princess Royal, Alphonse Daudet, Odilon Redon, Ernst Abbe, Carlota of Mexico, Crazy Horse, and Edward Drinker Cope. Among people deceased in 1893, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky ranks 1After him are Guy de Maupassant, Charles Gounod, Jean-Martin Charcot, Patrice de MacMahon, Hippolyte Taine, Rutherford B. Hayes, Josef Stefan, Alexander of Battenberg, Jan Matejko, John Tyndall, and Ernst Kummer.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky ranks 7 out of 2,688Before him are Immanuel Kant (1724), Vladimir Lenin (1870), Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821), Leo Tolstoy (1828), Mikhail Gorbachev (1931), and Yuri Gagarin (1934). After him are Dmitri Mendeleev (1834), Anton Chekhov (1860), Peter the Great (1672), Alexander Pushkin (1799), Vladimir Putin (1952), and Nicholas II of Russia (1868).

Among COMPOSERS In Russia

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