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  • He is best known for his Academy Award winning score for the film Chariots of Fire, and scores for the films Blade Runner and 1492: Conquest of Paradise.
  • France made Vangelis a Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters in 1992.
  • In 1995, Vangelis had a minor planet named after him (6534 Vangelis) by the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Centre at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory.


  • Evángelos Odysséas Papathanassíu, also known as Vangelis, was born in March 29, 1943 in Vólos, Greece
  • Composer and arranger of eletronic, orchestral and progressive music
  • He's most known for the themes of 1492: Conquest of Paradise, Chariots of Fire and Blade Runner

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