Milton Babbitt

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Birth Name: Milton Byron Babbitt

Occupation: Composer

Place Of Birth: Pennsylvania

Date Of Birth: May 10, 1916

Date Of Death: January 29, 2011

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Unknown

Nationality: American

Milton Babbitt was born on the 10th of May, 1916. He was best known for being a Composer. Writer of very complex, impenetrable music. He prided himself on being inaccessible to all but a few. He was a proponent of “total serialism,” arranging in scales not just notes and striving for dynamics, timbre, and register.

Milton Babbitt was born in Pennsylvania. He studied violin, piano, clarinet, and saxophone in his youth with some of his influences coming from jazz. His 1958 essay “The Composer as Specialist” was published in High Fidelity magazine under the title, “Who Care if You Listen?” This was the work of the magazine editor and not Babbitt, but it caused an uproar and placed him in a controversial light he did not desire.

Milton Babbitt was a Taurus and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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Milton Babbitt was born in 1910s. The 1910s represented the culmination of European militarism. Discover what happened on this day.

Milton Byron Babbitt is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


Milton’s Milton Byron Babbitt attended University of Pennsylvania, New York University.


Milton Babbitt’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Milton Babbitt’s parents.

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Personal Life

Like many famous people and celebrities, Milton Babbitt kept his personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

Milton Babbitt was born in the Year of the Dragon.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: Milton Byron Babbitt
NICKNAME: Milton Babbitt, Milton Byron Babbitt
BIRTH DAY: Wednesday
DEATH DAY: Saturday



Zodiac Sign: Milton Babbitt was a Taurus. People of this zodiac sign like cooking, romance, working with hands and dislike sudden changes, complications, and insecurity. The strengths of this sign are being reliable, patient, practical, devoted, responsible, stable, while weaknesses can be stubborn, possessive and uncompromising. The greatest overall compatibility with Taurus is Scorpio and Cancer.

Chinese Zodiac: Milton Babbitt was born in the Year of the Tiger. People born under this sign are energetic and excitable. They hate hypocrisy and gossip and can sometimes be a bit arrogant and impatient.

Ruling Planet: Milton Babbitt had a ruling planet of Venus and has a ruling planet of Venus and by astrological associations Friday is ruled by Venus. Venus is the planet of love, harmony, money and possessions. Venus is graceful, charming, sensual and social. People who are born with Mars as the ruling planet have beauty, charm and sensuality.

Milton Babbitt’s birth sign is Taurus and he had a ruling planet of Venus.

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