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Thomas Arne

1710 - 1778

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Thomas Augustine Arne (; 12 March 1710 – 5 March 1778) was an English composer. He is best known for his patriotic song "Rule, Britannia!" and the song "A-Hunting We Will Go", the latter composed for a 1777 production of The Beggar's Opera, which has since become popular as a folk song and a nursery rhyme. Arne was a leading British theatre composer of the 18th century, working at the West End's Drury Lane and Covent Garden. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Thomas Arne has received more than 256,696 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Thomas Arne is the 496th most popular composer (down from 430th in 2019), the 1,443rd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,250th in 2019) and the 18th most popular British Composer.

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Among composers, Thomas Arne ranks 496 out of 1,216Before him are Frederick Delius, Alexandre Tansman, Wilhelm Friedrich Ernst Bach, Antonio de Cabezón, Albert Ketèlbey, and Franz Doppler. After him are Ferdinand Hérold, Bruno Maderna, Antoine Busnois, Jeremiah Clarke, Joseph Hellmesberger Jr., and Ethel Smyth.

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Among people born in 1710, Thomas Arne ranks 12Before him are Domenico Alberti, Marie-Anne de Cupis de Camargo, Thomas Reid, Thomas Simpson, András Hadik, and Mohammed ben Abdallah. After him are Louise Julie de Mailly-Nesle, Paolo Renier, William Cullen, John Ellis, Johann II Bernoulli, and Augustin Ehrensvärd. Among people deceased in 1778, Thomas Arne ranks 9Before him are Carl Linnaeus, Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Anna Maria Mozart, Laura Bassi, James Hargreaves, and Louis Victor, Prince of Carignano. After him are Étienne-Gabriel Morelly, William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham, Alvise Giovanni Mocenigo, Duke Louis of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Princess Christine of Hesse-Rotenburg, and Charles De Geer.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Thomas Arne ranks 1,443 out of 7,765Before him are Matthew Flinders (1774), Herbert Samuel, 1st Viscount Samuel (1870), Gilbert Ryle (1900), Edward Fox (1937), George Young (1946), and Beorhtric of Wessex (800). After him are Penda of Mercia (606), Black (1962), Donovan (1946), Robert Cecil, 1st Viscount Cecil of Chelwood (1864), Anthony Trollope (1815), and Edward the Exile (1016).

Among COMPOSERS In United Kingdom

Among composers born in United Kingdom, Thomas Arne ranks 18Before him are John Dunstaple (1390), Michael Nyman (1944), William Walton (1902), Neville Marriner (1924), Frederick Delius (1862), and Albert Ketèlbey (1875). After him are Jeremiah Clarke (1674), Ethel Smyth (1858), John Blow (1649), Orlando Gibbons (1583), Pasquale Anfossi (1727), and William Boyce (1711).