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

    In Chronological Birth Order

Born
Died

 Last Name

 First
 Name

Nat.
Age

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 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

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 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

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 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

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 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
 2007

 Stockhausen

Karlheinz

Ger.
79

50

50

130

150 - 490

60

50


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