Ralph Vaughan Williams

1872 - 1958

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Ralph Vaughan Williams, ( (listen); 12 October 1872 – 26 August 1958) was an English composer. His works include operas, ballets, chamber music, secular and religious vocal pieces and orchestral compositions including nine symphonies, written over sixty years. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ralph Vaughan Williams has received more than 1,826,848 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 44 in 2019). Ralph Vaughan Williams is the 288th most popular composer (down from 276th in 2019), the 885th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 799th in 2019) and the 10th most popular British Composer.

Ralph Vaughan Williams is most famous for his compositions of the English Folk Song Suite and the Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis.

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Among composers, Ralph Vaughan Williams ranks 288 out of 1,228Before him are Fromental Halévy, Carl Reinecke, Vincent d'Indy, Nikolaus I, Prince Esterházy, Saverio Mercadante, and Moritz Moszkowski. After him are Engelbert Humperdinck, Georg Böhm, Francesco Geminiani, Heinrich Isaac, Pierre De Geyter, and Sergei Taneyev.

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Among people born in 1872, Ralph Vaughan Williams ranks 33Before him are Mathilde Kschessinska, Georgy Chicherin, Henry Tingle Wilde, Emily Davison, Norman Angell, and José Sanjurjo. After him are Hugo Alfvén, Archduke Joseph August of Austria, Princess Clémentine of Belgium, Julius Fučík, Willem de Sitter, and Ottokar Czernin. Among people deceased in 1958, Ralph Vaughan Williams ranks 29Before him are Princess Ingeborg of Denmark, Edna Purviance, Ole Kirk Christiansen, Duncan Edwards, Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia, and Kim Tu-bong. After him are Ernst Heinkel, Petru Groza, Alfred Weber, Ernest Jones, Henri Farman, and Viktor Schauberger.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Ralph Vaughan Williams ranks 885 out of 6,924Before him are Orlando Bloom (1977), Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany (1853), Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (1982), P. G. Wodehouse (1881), Allan Pinkerton (1819), and Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 3rd Earl of Shaftesbury (1671). After him are John Spencer, 8th Earl Spencer (1924), Archer Martin (1910), Peter D. Mitchell (1920), Robert Adam (1728), Peter Green (1946), and Charles Lightoller (1874).

Among COMPOSERS In United Kingdom

Among composers born in United Kingdom, Ralph Vaughan Williams ranks 10Before him are Gustav Holst (1874), John Barry (1933), William Byrd (1543), Thomas Tallis (1502), Andrew Lloyd Webber (1948), and John Dunstaple (1390). After him are Keith Emerson (1944), Eugen d'Albert (1864), Michael Nyman (1944), William Boyce (1711), William Walton (1902), and Thomas Arne (1710).