Victor Herbert

1859 - 1924

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Victor August Herbert (February 1, 1859 – May 26, 1924) was an American composer, cellist and conductor of English and Irish ancestry and German training. Although Herbert enjoyed important careers as a cello soloist and conductor, he is best known for composing many successful operettas that premiered on Broadway from the 1890s to World War I. He was also prominent among the Tin Pan Alley composers and was later a founder of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Victor Herbert has received more than 283,021 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Victor Herbert is the 1,132nd most popular composer (down from 926th in 2019), the 254th most popular biography from Ireland (down from 201st in 2019) and the 5th most popular Irish Composer.

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Among composers, Victor Herbert ranks 1,132 out of 1,228Before him are Pascal Dusapin, R. D. Burman, Christopher Young, Hamilton Harty, Vicente Amigo, and George Bruns. After him are Virgil Thomson, Joseph Lamb, Sanja Ilić, Mark Mancina, Brian Tyler, and Roy Harris.

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Among people born in 1859, Victor Herbert ranks 113Before him are Cass Gilbert, Alfredo Baquerizo, Juan Campisteguy, José Sánchez-Guerra y Martínez, Carrie Chapman Catt, and Juan Antonio Escurra. After him are Alice Eastwood and Anna Palm de Rosa. Among people deceased in 1924, Victor Herbert ranks 101Before him are Florence Harding, Sándor Bródy, Kazimieras Būga, Stan Rowley, Conrad Magnusson, and Archibald Geikie. After him are Louis Perrée, Henry Cabot Lodge, Louise Rayner, William Robert Ogilvie-Grant, and Anna Palm de Rosa.

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In Ireland

Among people born in Ireland, Victor Herbert ranks 254 out of 460Before him are Cecelia Ahern (1981), Alfred Harmsworth, 1st Viscount Northcliffe (1865), Tim Ahearne (1885), Ronan Keating (1977), Michael McElhatton (1963), and Margaret Mazzantini (1961). After him are William Desmond Taylor (1872), Charles Haughey (1925), Joshua Pim (1869), Robert Sheehan (1988), Desmond Connell (1926), and Con Leahy (1876).

Among COMPOSERS In Ireland

Among composers born in Ireland, Victor Herbert ranks 5Before him are John Field (1782), Charles Villiers Stanford (1852), Turlough O'Carolan (1670), and Michael William Balfe (1808).