Edvard Grieg was a Norwegian pianist and composer regarded as one of the most influential composers of the Romantic era. Some of his notable
compositions include In the Hall of the Mountain King, Grieg's Piano Concerto In A Minor andFuneral March in Memory of Rikard Nordraak.
He was the son of Gesine Hagerup and Alexander Grieg. In 1867, he and Nina Hagercup got married. Nina was his first cousin. Their marriage produced
his only child, Alexandra, who died at a very young age from meningitis.
His mother taught him how to play the piano when he was only six years old.
He almost died in 1860 after suffering from a severe lung disease. The disease caused his left lung to become permanently damaged for the rest of
was a famous Norwegian composer,
who was born on
June 15, 1843. As a person born on this date, Edvard Grieg is listed in our database as the 20th
most popular celebrity for the day (June 15) and the 4th most popular for the year (1843).
People born on June 15
fall under the Zodiac sign of Gemini, the Twins.
Edvard Grieg is the 633rd most popular Gemini.
Aside from information specific to Edvard Grieg's birthday, Edvard Grieg is the 9th most famous Norwegian.
In general, Edvard Grieg ranks as the 7485th
most popular famous person, and the 43rd most popular songwriter / composer of all time.
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