Adrian Willaert

1490 - 1562

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Adrian Willaert (c. 1490 – 7 December 1562) was a Netherlandish composer of the Renaissance and founder of the Venetian School. He was one of the most representative members of the generation of northern composers who moved to Italy and transplanted the polyphonic Franco-Flemish style there. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Adrian Willaert has received more than 107,236 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Adrian Willaert is the 171st most popular composer (up from 184th in 2019), the 81st most popular biography from Belgium (up from 92nd in 2019) and the 5th most popular Belgian Composer.

Adrian Willaert was a composer, music theorist, and organist. He is most famous for his contribution to the madrigal.

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Among composers, Adrian Willaert ranks 171 out of 1,228Before him are Francesco Cavalli, Ferruccio Busoni, Johann Stamitz, Philippe de Vitry, Michael Haydn, and John Barry. After him are Dmitry Kabalevsky, Max Reger, Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, Alexander Vasilyevich Alexandrov, Louis Spohr, and Bohuslav Martinů.

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Among people born in 1490, Adrian Willaert ranks 5Before him are Mimar Sinan, Olaus Magnus, Albert, Duke of Prussia, and Charles III, Duke of Bourbon. After him are Vittoria Colonna, Huáscar, Juan Ginés de Sepúlveda, Albert of Brandenburg, Florian Geyer, Ebussuud Efendi, and Francesco Maria I della Rovere, Duke of Urbino. Among people deceased in 1562, Adrian Willaert ranks 2Before him is Antoine of Navarre. After him are Lütfi Pasha, Eleanor of Toledo, Gabriele Falloppio, Götz von Berlichingen, Jan van Scorel, Peter of Alcantara, Francesco de' Rossi, Christoph Amberger, Peter Martyr Vermigli, and François de Tournon.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, Adrian Willaert ranks 81 out of 899Before him are Paul Delvaux (1897), Ernest Solvay (1838), Ambiorix (-100), Pieter Claesz (1596), Jacques Rogge (1942), and Émile Verhaeren (1855). After him are Lamoral, Count of Egmont (1522), Dominique Pire (1910), Jacques Piccard (1922), Prince Philippe, Count of Flanders (1837), Henri Pirenne (1862), and Peyo (1928).

Among COMPOSERS In Belgium

Among composers born in Belgium, Adrian Willaert ranks 5Before him are Orlande de Lassus (1534), César Franck (1822), Guillaume Du Fay (1397), and Johannes Ockeghem (1410). After him are Henri Vieuxtemps (1820), Gilles Binchois (1400), Jacob Obrecht (1457), André Grétry (1741), Eugène Ysaÿe (1858), Jacques Arcadelt (1507), and Heinrich Isaac (1450).