Svend Asmussen

1916 - 2017

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Svend Asmussen (28 February 1916 – 7 February 2017) was a Danish jazz violinist, known as "The Fiddling Viking". A Swing style virtuoso, he played and recorded with many of the other jazz musicians, including Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman and Stephane Grappelli. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Svend Asmussen has received more than 74,917 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Svend Asmussen is the 780th most popular musician (down from 704th in 2019), the 307th most popular biography from Denmark (down from 265th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Danish Musician.

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Among musicians, Svend Asmussen ranks 780 out of 2,675Before him are Louis Moreau Gottschalk, Jean-Luc Ponty, Anna-Maria Ravnopolska-Dean, Berry Gordy, Woody Herman, and Bob Klose. After him are Trevor Horn, Pierre Baillot, Big Joe Turner, Vitas, Christian Ferras, and Paul van Dyk.

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Among people born in 1916, Svend Asmussen ranks 130Before him are Zail Singh, Harold Robbins, Paul Halmos, Jacques Georges, Jack Arnold, and Hidetoki Takahashi. After him are Carlo Rustichelli, Lou Thesz, Richard K. Guy, Penelope Fitzgerald, Sangoulé Lamizana, and Dom Mintoff. Among people deceased in 2017, Svend Asmussen ranks 202Before him are Angry Grandpa, Roger Pingeon, Holger Czukay, Bengt Gustavsson, Federico Luppi, and Joaquín Navarro-Valls. After him are Ludmila Belousova, Henning Jensen, Gustavo Rojo, Gösta Ekman, Stanisław Skrowaczewski, and Klaus Huber.

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In Denmark

Among people born in Denmark, Svend Asmussen ranks 307 out of 783Before him are Tom Belsø (1942), Kjeld Abell (1901), Per Nørgård (1932), Frank Arnesen (1956), Margrethe Vestager (1968), and Eugen Schmidt (1862). After him are Henning Jensen (1949), Sidse Babett Knudsen (1968), Karl Verner (1846), Elizabeth of Denmark, Electress of Brandenburg (1485), Henry Hansen (1902), and Inge Sørensen (1924).

Among MUSICIANS In Denmark

Among musicians born in Denmark, Svend Asmussen ranks 5Before him are Victor Borge (1909), Lars Ulrich (1963), Jacob Gade (1879), and Jørgen Ingmann (1925). After him are Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen (1946), Ole Beich (1955), Kai Winding (1922), Flemming Rasmussen (1958), Trentemøller (1972), Nikolaj Koppel (1969), and Malene Mortensen (1982).