1943 - Today


Evángelos Odysséas Papathanassíou (born 29 March 1943), known professionally as Vangelis (; Greek: Βαγγέλης [vaɲˈɟelis]), is a Greek musician and composer of electronic, progressive, ambient, jazz, and orchestral music. He is best known for his Academy Award-winning score to Chariots of Fire (1981), as well as for composing scores to the films Blade Runner (1982), Missing (1982), Antarctica (1983), The Bounty (1984), 1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992), and Alexander (2004), and for the use of his music in the 1980 PBS documentary Cosmos: A Personal Voyage by Carl Sagan.Vangelis began his career working with several popular bands of the 1960s such as The Forminx and Aphrodite's Child, with the latter's album 666 going on to be recognized as a progressive-psychedelic rock classic. Throughout the 1970s, Vangelis composed music scores for several animal documentaries, including L'Apocalypse des Animaux, La Fête sauvage and Opéra sauvage; the success of these scores brought him into the film scoring mainstream. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Vangelis has received more than 2,254,144 page views. His biography is available in 58 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 70th most popular composer.

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Among composers, Vangelis ranks 70 out of 1,008Before him are Dieterich Buxtehude, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, Johann Pachelbel, Johann Christian Bach, Alessandro Scarlatti, and Anton Webern. After him are Franz Lehár, Gabriel Fauré, Alexander Scriabin, John Cage, John Williams, and Marc-Antoine Charpentier.

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Among people born in 1943, Vangelis ranks 11Before him are Jim Morrison, George Harrison, Catherine Deneuve, Bobby Fischer, Sharon Tate, and Queen Silvia of Sweden. After him are Mick Jagger, Ben Kingsley, Elena Ferrante, Keith Richards, Roger Waters, and Albano Carrisi.

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In Greece

Among people born in Greece, Vangelis ranks 57 out of 698Before him are Peleus (null), Lycurgus of Sparta (-800), Pope Sixtus II (215), Pyrrho (-365), Nikos Kazantzakis (1883), and Isocrates (-436). After him are Pope Dionysius (200), Constantine II of Greece (1940), Nâzım Hikmet (1902), Lysippos (-390), Leucippus (-500), and Queen Sofía of Spain (1938).

Among COMPOSERS In Greece

Among composers born in Greece, Vangelis ranks 1After him are Mikis Theodorakis (1925), Manos Hatzidakis (1925), and Spyridon Samaras (1861).

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