Adam de la Halle

1245 - 1288

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Adam de la Halle (1240–1287), also known as Adam le Bossu (Adam the Hunchback), was a French trouvère, poet and musician. Adam's literary and musical works include chansons and jeux-partis (poetic debates) in the style of the trouvères; polyphonic rondel and motets in the style of early liturgical polyphony; and a musical play, Jeu de Robin et Marion (c. 1282–83), which is considered the earliest surviving secular French play with music. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Adam de la Halle has received more than 343,218 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Adam de la Halle is the 578th most popular writer (up from 2,219th in 2019), the 667th most popular biography from France (up from 2,255th in 2019) and the 102nd most popular French Writer.

Adam de la Halle is most famous for writing the first French opera, "Jeu de Robin et Marion."

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Among writers, Adam de la Halle ranks 578 out of 5,794Before him are Kazuo Ishiguro, Samuel Butler, Wang Wei, Francesca da Rimini, Franz Werfel, and William McMaster Murdoch. After him are Walter Raleigh, Juana Inés de la Cruz, Walther von der Vogelweide, Edward Bernays, Thomas Hardy, and Oliver Sacks.

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Among people born in 1245, Adam de la Halle ranks 2Before him is Philip III of France. After him are Kunigunda of Halych, Roger of Lauria, Nicholas of Tolentino, and Edmund Crouchback. Among people deceased in 1288, Adam de la Halle ranks 1After him are Henry VI, Count of Luxembourg, Henry III, Margrave of Meissen, Leszek II the Black, Agnes of Dampierre, and Matilda of Holstein.

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In France

Among people born in France, Adam de la Halle ranks 667 out of 5,234Before him are Magnentius (303), Paul Langevin (1872), Suzanne Valadon (1865), Marcel Lefebvre (1905), Alfred Kastler (1902), and Raymond Aron (1905). After him are Louis Renault (1877), Roger Garaudy (1913), Hans Bethe (1906), Dora Maar (1907), Jean Parisot de Valette (1494), and Aristide Maillol (1861).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Adam de la Halle ranks 102Before him are Alfred Jarry (1873), Pierre de Ronsard (1524), William of Rubruck (1220), Alain Robbe-Grillet (1922), Gaston Leroux (1868), and Marie-Antoine Carême (1784). After him are Pierre Choderlos de Laclos (1741), Edmond Rostand (1868), Antoine François Prévost (1697), Pierre Loti (1850), Eugène Sue (1804), and Raymond Queneau (1903).