Władysław Szpilman

1911 - 2000

Władysław Szpilman

Władysław Szpilman (Polish pronunciation: [vwaˈdɨswaf ˈʂpʲilman]; 5 December 1911 – 6 July 2000) was a Polish pianist and classical composer of Jewish descent. Szpilman is widely known as the central figure in the 2002 Roman Polanski film The Pianist, which was based on Szpilman's autobiographical account of how he survived the German occupation of Warsaw and the Holocaust. Szpilman studied piano at music academies in Berlin and Warsaw. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Władysław Szpilman has received more than 1,956,128 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 25th most popular musician.

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Among musicians, Władysław Szpilman ranks 26 out of 2,258Before him are Brian May, Naruhito, Mark Knopfler, Chuck Berry, B.B. King, and Eric Clapton. After him are Cat Stevens, Miles Davis, Giuseppe Tartini, Bon Scott, Frank Zappa, and Jeff Beck.

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Among people born in 1911, Władysław Szpilman ranks 10Before him are Baba Vanga, Georges Pompidou, Juan Manuel Fangio, Naguib Mahfouz, Emil Cioran, and William Golding. After him are Võ Nguyên Giáp, Nino Rota, Marshall McLuhan, Todor Zhivkov, Czesław Miłosz, and Mikhail Botvinnik. Among people deceased in 2000, Władysław Szpilman ranks 2Before him is Hafez al-Assad. After him are Hedy Lamarr, Emil Zátopek, Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Habib Bourguiba, Ingrid of Sweden, Roger Vadim, Victor Borge, René Favaloro, Sirimavo Bandaranaike, and Lída Baarová.

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In Poland

Among people born in Poland, Władysław Szpilman ranks 24 out of 930Before him are Janusz Korczak (1878), Carl Wilhelm Scheele (1742), Erich Ludendorff (1865), Zygmunt Bauman (1925), Fedor von Bock (1880), and Stanisław Lem (1921). After him are Irena Sendler (1910), Adam Mickiewicz (1798), Manfred von Richthofen (1892), Max Born (1882), Władysław IV Vasa (1595), and Günther von Kluge (1882).

Among MUSICIANS In Poland

Among musicians born in Poland, Władysław Szpilman ranks 1After him are Arthur Rubinstein (1887), Henryk Wieniawski (1835), Wanda Landowska (1879), Henryk Szeryng (1918), Artur Schnabel (1882), Krystian Zimerman (1956), Bronisław Huberman (1882), Theodor Leschetizky (1830), Josef Hofmann (1876), Xaver Scharwenka (1850), and Holger Czukay (1938).

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