William Walton

1902 - 1983

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Sir William Turner Walton (29 March 1902 – 8 March 1983) was an English composer. During a sixty-year career, he wrote music in several classical genres and styles, from film scores to opera. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Walton has received more than 469,174 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). William Walton is the 410th most popular composer (down from 396th in 2019), the 1,201st most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,098th in 2019) and the 15th most popular British Composer.

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  • 35

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  • 5.50

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  • 3.37

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Among composers, William Walton ranks 410 out of 1,228Before him are Josef Rheinberger, Karl Goldmark, Juan Crisóstomo Arriaga, Joseph Bodin de Boismortier, Carl Loewe, and Remo Giazotto. After him are Alfredo Casella, Emilio de' Cavalieri, Wolfgang Wagner, Nikolai Medtner, Bernhard Crusell, and Bernardo Pasquini.

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Among people born in 1902, William Walton ranks 69Before him are Marcel Aymé, Sylvanus Olympio, Carlo Levi, Richard Rodgers, Ion Gheorghe Maurer, and Pascual Jordan. After him are Jan Tschichold, Anatole Litvak, Hans Bellmer, Bruno Streckenbach, Gianpiero Combi, and Demchugdongrub. Among people deceased in 1983, William Walton ranks 49Before him are Nicolaus von Below, Germaine Tailleferre, Victor Turner, Horst Schumann, Georges Bidault, and Joan Robinson. After him are Walther Nehring, Roy Sullivan, Shizo Kanakuri, Louison Bobet, Norma Shearer, and László Budai.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, William Walton ranks 1,201 out of 6,924Before him are Eddie Redmayne (1982), Walafrid Strabo (808), Horace Walpole (1717), Jill Ireland (1936), John Russell, 1st Earl Russell (1792), and Emily Watson (1967). After him are Jeffrey Archer (1940), Bill Ward (1948), Edward Lear (1812), R. G. Collingwood (1889), Glenn Hughes (1951), and Sophie, Countess of Wessex (1965).

Among COMPOSERS In United Kingdom

Among composers born in United Kingdom, William Walton ranks 15Before him are John Dunstaple (1390), Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872), Keith Emerson (1944), Eugen d'Albert (1864), Michael Nyman (1944), and William Boyce (1711). After him are Thomas Arne (1710), Albert Ketèlbey (1875), Neville Marriner (1924), Ethel Smyth (1858), John Blow (1649), and Frederick Delius (1862).