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Scott Joplin

1868 - 1917

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Scott Joplin (c. 1868 – April 1, 1917) was an American composer and pianist. Dubbed the "King of Ragtime", he composed more than 40 ragtime pieces, one ragtime ballet, and two operas. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Scott Joplin has received more than 2,616,819 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia. Scott Joplin is the 165th most popular composer (down from 144th in 2019), the 707th most popular biography from United States (down from 560th in 2019) and the 7th most popular American Composer.

Scott Joplin is most famous for his ragtime compositions.

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Among composers, Scott Joplin ranks 165 out of 1,216Before him are Dmitry Kabalevsky, Francesco Cavalli, Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, Ferruccio Busoni, John Barry, and Nicola Porpora. After him are Alexander Vasilyevich Alexandrov, Franz von Suppé, Witold Lutosławski, Adrian Willaert, Steve Reich, and Eduard Strauss.

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Among people born in 1868, Scott Joplin ranks 28Before him are Dietrich Eckart, Gustav Meyrink, Vittorio Monti, Felix Hoffmann, Henrietta Swan Leavitt, and Edmond Rostand. After him are August Horch, Huo Yuanjia, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Prince Frederick Charles of Hesse, Walter Rothschild, 2nd Baron Rothschild, and Josephine Bakhita. Among people deceased in 1917, Scott Joplin ranks 16Before him are Edward Burnett Tylor, Emil von Behring, Buffalo Bill, Emil Theodor Kocher, John William Waterhouse, and Franz Brentano. After him are Dragutin Dimitrijević, Ludwig Minkus, Ranavalona III, Hussein Kamel of Egypt, Dadabhai Naoroji, and Liliʻuokalani.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Scott Joplin ranks 707 out of 18,182Before him are Carl Lewis (1961), Philip Johnson (1906), Robert E. Howard (1906), Matthew C. Perry (1794), Jules Dassin (1911), and Charles Taze Russell (1852). After him are Robert Downey Jr. (1965), Benjamin Thompson (1753), Edward Adelbert Doisy (1893), Stanley Cohen (1922), Harold Urey (1893), and James Rainwater (1917).

Among COMPOSERS In United States

Among composers born in United States, Scott Joplin ranks 7Before him are George Gershwin (1898), John Williams (1932), John Cage (1912), Leonard Bernstein (1918), Henry Mancini (1924), and Philip Glass (1937). After him are Steve Reich (1936), Samuel Barber (1910), Jerry Goldsmith (1929), James Horner (1953), Cole Porter (1891), and Aaron Copland (1900).