Wolfgang Wagner

1919 - 2010

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Wolfgang Wagner (30 August 1919 – 21 March 2010) was a German opera director. He is best known as the director (Festspielleiter) of the Bayreuth Festival, a position he initially assumed alongside his brother Wieland in 1951 until the latter's death in 1966. From then on, he assumed total control until he retired in 2008, although many of the productions which he commissioned were severely criticized in their day. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Wolfgang Wagner has received more than 100,604 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Wolfgang Wagner is the 413th most popular composer (up from 427th in 2019), the 1,543rd most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,497th in 2019) and the 61st most popular German Composer.

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Among composers, Wolfgang Wagner ranks 413 out of 1,228Before him are Joseph Bodin de Boismortier, Carl Loewe, Remo Giazotto, William Walton, Alfredo Casella, and Emilio de' Cavalieri. After him are Nikolai Medtner, Bernhard Crusell, Bernardo Pasquini, Georg Christoph Wagenseil, Peter Cornelius, and Fredrik Pacius.

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Among people born in 1919, Wolfgang Wagner ranks 66Before him are Mohamed Boudiaf, Ryszard Kaczorowski, Licio Gelli, Maurice Herzog, Ernst Barkmann, and Charles Sweeney. After him are Mad Mike Hoare, William Lipscomb, René Barrientos, Mario Bunge, Donald J. Cram, and Kiichi Miyazawa. Among people deceased in 2010, Wolfgang Wagner ranks 63Before him are Maria Kaczyńska, Carlos Andrés Pérez, Ryszard Kaczorowski, Luis Corvalán, Hwang Jang-yop, and Milka Planinc. After him are Alexander McQueen, Israel Tal, Maurice Wilkes, Johan Ferrier, Antony Flew, and Solomon Burke.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Wolfgang Wagner ranks 1,543 out of 5,289Before him are John Cicero, Elector of Brandenburg (1455), Princess Elisabeth of Prussia (1815), Charles Alexander, Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach (1818), Lothar-Günther Buchheim (1918), Heinrich Geißler (1814), and Adolf Heusinger (1897). After him are Oliver Bierhoff (1968), Prince Wilhelm of Prussia (1906), Fritz Thyssen (1873), Karl Christian Friedrich Krause (1781), Prince Oskar of Prussia (1888), and Fritz Pfeffer (1889).

Among COMPOSERS In Germany

Among composers born in Germany, Wolfgang Wagner ranks 61Before him are Hans Werner Henze (1926), Reinhard Keiser (1674), Klaus Schulze (1947), Carl Heinrich Graun (1704), Nicolaus Bruhns (1665), and Carl Loewe (1796). After him are Peter Cornelius (1824), Fredrik Pacius (1809), Johann van Beethoven (1740), Heinrich Marschner (1795), Ferdinand Hiller (1811), and Albert Lortzing (1801).