Thomas Arne

1710 - 1778

Thomas Arne

Thomas Augustine Arne (; 12 March 1710 – 5 March 1778) was an English composer. He is best known for his patriotic song "Rule, Britannia!", which has become a second national anthem to "God Save the Queen", and the song "A-Hunting We Will Go". Arne was a leading British theatre composer of the 18th century, working at Drury Lane and Covent Garden. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Thomas Arne has received more than 166,748 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 444th most popular composer.

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Among composers, Thomas Arne ranks 444 out of 1,008Before him are Agostino Steffani, Alfred Newman, Carl Friedrich Zelter, Erwin Schulhoff, Stefano Landi, and Frederick Delius. After him are Étienne Méhul, Heinrich Marschner, Ferenc Erkel, Simon Mayr, Albert Ketèlbey, and Louis Couperin.

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Among people born in 1710, Thomas Arne ranks 12Before him are Thomas Reid, Domenico Alberti, Thomas Simpson, Marie-Anne de Cupis de Camargo, William Cullen, and András Hadik. After him are Johann II Bernoulli, Paolo Renier, Abraham Trembley, Adam Gottlob Moltke, Carl Alexander Clerck, and Princess Amalia of Nassau-Dietz. Among people deceased in 1778, Thomas Arne ranks 8Before him are Voltaire, Carl Linnaeus, Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Anna Maria Mozart, Laura Bassi, and James Hargreaves. After him are William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham, Alvise Giovanni Mocenigo, Charles De Geer, and Étienne-Gabriel Morelly.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Thomas Arne ranks 1,246 out of 5,347Before him are Ginger Baker (1939), Joan of Kent (1328), John Nettles (1943), Ted Hughes (1930), Steve Hackett (1950), and Frederick Delius (1862). After him are Prince William, Duke of Gloucester (1689), Ron Dennis (1947), Eddie Redmayne (1982), Howard Staunton (1810), Sacha Baron Cohen (1971), and Margaret Pole, Countess of Salisbury (1473).

Among COMPOSERS In United Kingdom

Among composers born in United Kingdom, Thomas Arne ranks 16Before him are Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872), Eugen d'Albert (1864), Michael Nyman (1944), Keith Emerson (1944), William Walton (1902), and Frederick Delius (1862). After him are Albert Ketèlbey (1875), Neville Marriner (1924), Ethel Smyth (1858), Jeremiah Clarke (1674), John Blow (1649), and William Boyce (1711).