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Xavier Cugat

1900 - 1990

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Xavier Cugat (Catalan: [ʃəβiˈe kuˈɣat]; 1 January 1900 – 27 October 1990) was a Spanish musician and bandleader who spent his formative years in Havana, Cuba. A trained violinist and arranger, he was a leading figure in the spread of Latin music. In New York City, he was the leader of the resident orchestra at the Waldorf–Astoria before and after World War II. He was also a cartoonist and a restaurateur. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Xavier Cugat has received more than 1,211,437 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Xavier Cugat is the 591st most popular composer (down from 540th in 2019), the 744th most popular biography from Spain (down from 667th in 2019) and the 18th most popular Spanish Composer.

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Among composers, Xavier Cugat ranks 591 out of 1,216Before him are Franz Waxman, Marc'Antonio Ingegneri, Jean-François Le Sueur, Jacques-Martin Hotteterre, George Onslow, and Stevan Mokranjac. After him are Hermann Abendroth, Miki Matsubara, Tommaso Traetta, Adolf von Henselt, Niccolò Antonio Zingarelli, and Luis de Pablo.

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Among people born in 1900, Xavier Cugat ranks 111Before him are George Antheil, Ernst Krenek, Marc Allégret, James Hilton, Fritz London, and René Crevel. After him are Evald Aav, Oskar Fischinger, Ibrahim Abboud, Lidia Ruslanova, Victor Young, and Bluma Zeigarnik. Among people deceased in 1990, Xavier Cugat ranks 85Before him are Vaso Čubrilović, Michel Leiris, Gerald Bull, Thorbjørn Egner, Georgy Flyorov, and Semyon Kurkotkin. After him are Joan Bennett, Attilio Demaría, Eduard Streltsov, Ronald Evans, Paul Tortelier, and Horst Sindermann.

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In Spain

Among people born in Spain, Xavier Cugat ranks 744 out of 2,932Before him are Lina Romay (1954), Infanta María Amalia of Spain (1779), Montserrat Figueras (1942), Gaspar Melchor de Jovellanos (1744), Javier Echevarría Rodríguez (1932), and Cesc Fàbregas (1987). After him are Juan del Encina (1468), Luis García Berlanga (1921), Segundo de Chomón (1871), Luis de Pablo (1930), García Fernández of Castile (938), and Aben Humeya (1520).

Among COMPOSERS In Spain

Among composers born in Spain, Xavier Cugat ranks 18Before him are Federico Mompou (1893), Gaspar Sanz (1640), Vicente Martín y Soler (1754), Antonio de Cabezón (1510), Diego Ortiz (1510), and Luis de Milán (1500). After him are Luis de Pablo (1930), Felip Pedrell (1841), Francisco Guerrero (1528), Gaspar Cassadó (1897), Juan Bautista Cabanilles (1644), and Luis de Narváez (1500).