Stéphane Grappelli

1908 - 1997

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Stéphane Grappelli (French pronunciation: ​[stefan ɡʁapɛli]; 26 January 1908 – 1 December 1997), born Stefano Grappelli, was a French-Italian jazz violinist who founded the Quintette du Hot Club de France with guitarist Django Reinhardt in 1934. It was one of the first all-string jazz bands. He has been called "the grandfather of jazz violinists" and continued playing concerts around the world well into his eighties.For the first three decades of his career, he was billed using a gallicised spelling of his last name, Grappelly, reverting to Grappelli in 1969. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Stéphane Grappelli has received more than 452,779 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Stéphane Grappelli is the 197th most popular musician (down from 192nd in 2019), the 1,143rd most popular biography from France (up from 1,155th in 2019) and the 9th most popular French Musician.

Stéphane Grappelli was a French jazz violinist, who was best known for his swing jazz and gypsy jazz music.

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Among musicians, Stéphane Grappelli ranks 197 out of 2,675Before him are Pete Townshend, Nikolai Rubinstein, Dr. Alban, Kitarō, Caetano Veloso, and Ian Paice. After him are Dinu Lipatti, Ian Curtis, Keith Moon, Joe Jackson, Joe Satriani, and Toots Thielemans.

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Among people born in 1908, Stéphane Grappelli ranks 49Before him are Dmitry Ustinov, Infante Jaime, Duke of Segovia, Alfred Hershey, Rex Harrison, Saizo Saito, and Chivu Stoica. After him are Mercè Rodoreda, Willard Van Orman Quine, Józef Gosławski, Robert Merle, Lita Grey, and Victor Ambartsumian. Among people deceased in 1997, Stéphane Grappelli ranks 48Before him are John Denver, Dodi Fayed, John Eccles, Chaim Herzog, Marco Ferreri, and Georg Solti. After him are Carl Gustav Hempel, John Kendrew, Israel Kamakawiwoʻole, Bulat Okudzhava, Louis, Prince Napoléon, and Narciso Yepes.

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In France

Among people born in France, Stéphane Grappelli ranks 1,143 out of 5,234Before him are Maurice Duverger (1917), Alain Touraine (1925), Charles I, Duke of Bourbon (1401), Aimé Jacquet (1941), Julien Green (1900), and Jean-Louis Barrault (1910). After him are Hugh of Italy (880), Madeleine de Scudéry (1607), Charles I Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua (1580), Louise Michel (1830), Louis-Claude Daquin (1694), and Charles-Émile Reynaud (1844).

Among MUSICIANS In France

Among musicians born in France, Stéphane Grappelli ranks 9Before him are Thomas Bangalter (1), Paul Mauriat (1925), Arnaut Daniel (1150), Nadia Boulanger (1887), David Guetta (1967), and Charles-Valentin Alkan (1813). After him are Jean-Marie Leclair (1697), Louis Vierne (1870), Georges Prêtre (1924), Émile Waldteufel (1837), Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre (1665), and Maurice André (1933).