Antoine Forqueray

1671 - 1745

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Antoine Forqueray (September 1672 – 28 June 1745) was a French composer and virtuoso of the viola da gamba. Forqueray, born in Paris, was the first in a line of composers which included his sons Jean-Baptiste (1699–1782) and Nicolas Gilles (1703–1761) as well as his brother Michel (1681–1757). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Antoine Forqueray has received more than 36,768 page views. Her biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Antoine Forqueray is the 640th most popular composer (down from 595th in 2019), the 2,514th most popular biography from France and the 96th most popular French Composer.

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Among composers, Antoine Forqueray ranks 640 out of 1,228Before her are Goffredo Petrassi, Franz Waxman, Alonso Mudarra, Edison Denisov, George Onslow, and Hermann Levi. After her are Gaetano Pugnani, Georg Joseph Vogler, Ernest Guiraud, Tikhon Khrennikov, Francisco Guerrero, and Johann Gottlieb Goldberg.

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Among people born in 1671, Antoine Forqueray ranks 15Before her are Princess Christine Louise of Oettingen-Oettingen, Nizam-ul-Mulk, Asaf Jah I, Louis Rudolph, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg, Johann Christoph Bach, Luigi Guido Grandi, and Joseph Clemens of Bavaria. After her are François-Marie, 1st duc de Broglie, Alivardi Khan, and Colley Cibber. Among people deceased in 1745, Antoine Forqueray ranks 7Before her are Jonathan Swift, Charles VII, Holy Roman Emperor, Robert Walpole, Jan Dismas Zelenka, Johann Lukas von Hildebrandt, and Ibrahim Muteferrika. After her are Jean-Baptiste van Loo, Tomaso Antonio Vitali, Ernest Frederick II, Duke of Saxe-Hildburghausen, and François-Marie, 1st duc de Broglie.

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In France

Among people born in France, Antoine Forqueray ranks 2,514 out of 5,234Before her are George Onslow (1784), Lionel Terray (1921), François-Paul Brueys d'Aigalliers (1753), Jean Eustache (1938), Pierre Rode (1774), and Charles Pathé (1863). After her are Gabriel Voisin (1880), Odo II, Count of Blois (983), Jules Guesde (1845), Benoît de Sainte-Maure (1154), Antoine Pinay (1891), and Amaury de Montfort (1192).

Among COMPOSERS In France

Among composers born in France, Antoine Forqueray ranks 96Before her are Jean-François Le Sueur (1760), Robert Cambert (1628), Jean Françaix (1912), Baude Cordier (1364), Claude Le Jeune (1528), and George Onslow (1784). After her are Loyset Compère (1440), Albéric Magnard (1865), Léon Boëllmann (1862), André Messager (1853), Pierre Attaingnant (1494), and Michel Blavet (1700).