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Most Famous Music Composers
Summary

by Vaughn Aubuchon

The table below lists the most famous music composers of all time, in chronological order.

The table lists the composer's first and last name, nationality, date of birth, date of death, and age at death.

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80

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34 Top Composers List
In Chronological Birth Order
Born

Died

 Last Name

 First Name

Nat.
Age

17th Century Composers

1678

1741

 Vivaldi

Antonio

Ital.
63
1685

1750

 Bach

Johann Sebastian

Ger.
65
1685

1759

 Händel

George Frederic

Ger.
74
1756

1791

 Mozart

Wolfgang Amadeus

Aust.

35

1732

1809

 Haydn

Joseph

Aust.
77

18th Century Composers

1770

1827

 Beethoven

Ludwig von

Ger.
57
1797

1828

 Schubert

Franz

Aust.

31

1809

1847

 Mendelssohn

Felix

Ger.

38

1810

1849

 Chopin

Frederic

Pol.

39

1810

1856

 Schumann

Robert

Ger.
46
1813

1883

 Wagner

Richard

Ger.
70
1811

1886

 Liszt

Franz

Hung.
75
1833

1887

 Borodin

Alexander

Russ.
54
1840

1893

 Tchaikovsky

Peter Ilyitch

Russ.
53
1833

1897

 Brahms

Johannes

Ger.
64
1804

1849

 Strauss

Johann

Ger.
45

19th Century Composers

1813

1901

 Verdi

Giuseppe

Ital.

88

1841

1904

 Dvorák

Antoni

Czech.
63
1844

1908

 Rimsky-Korsakov

Nikolay

Russ.
64
1860

1911

 Mahler

Gustav

Ger.
51
1862

1918

 Debussy

Claude

Fren.
56
1858

1924

 Puccini

Giacomo

Ital.
66
1875

1937

 Ravel

Maurice

Fren.
62

20th Century Composers

1898

1937

 Gershwin

George

US

39

1873

1943

 Rachmaninoff

Sergei

Russ.
70
1881

1945

 Bartók

Bella

Hung.
64
1874

1951

 Schöenberg

Arnold

Ger.
77
1892

1955

 Honegger

Arthur

Fren.
63
1882

1971

 Stravinsky

Igor

Russ.

89

1888

1989

 Berlin

Irving

US

101

1900

1990

 Copland

Aaron

US

90

1918

1990

 Bernstein

Leonard

US
72
1912

1992

 Cage

John

US

80

1928

  -

 Stockhausen

Karlheinz

Ger.

-

50

50

130

150 - 490

60

50


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This Vaughns Famous Music Composers Chart
was last updated on 2014-06-24.