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Carlos Seixas

1704 - 1742

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José António Carlos de Seixas (Portuguese: [ˈkaɾluʃ ˈsɐjʃɐʃ]; 11 June 1704 – 25 August 1742) was a pre-eminent Portuguese composer of the 18th century. An accomplished virtuoso of both the organ and the harpsichord, Seixas succeeded his father as the organist for Coimbra Cathedral at the age of fourteen. In 1720, he departed for the capital, Lisbon, where he was to serve as the organist for the royal chapel, one of the highest offices for a musician in Portugal, a position which earned him a knighthood. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Carlos Seixas has received more than 86,354 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Carlos Seixas is the 623rd most popular composer (up from 647th in 2019), the 189th most popular biography from Portugal (down from 183rd in 2019) and the most popular Portuguese Composer.

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Among composers, Carlos Seixas ranks 623 out of 1,216Before him are Felip Pedrell, Francesco Canova da Milano, Luzzasco Luzzaschi, Claude Goudimel, Ciprian Porumbescu, and Léon Boëllmann. After him are Hucbald, Johann Baptist Cramer, Maxim Berezovsky, Andrea Falconieri, Tomaso Antonio Vitali, and Ivan Zajc.

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Among people born in 1704, Carlos Seixas ranks 12Before him are Hans Hermann von Katte, Anne Christine of Sulzbach, Princess of Piedmont, Countess Caroline of Nassau-Saarbrücken, Johann Andreas Segner, Jean-Baptiste de Boyer, Marquis d'Argens, and Margravine Johanna of Baden-Baden. After him are Louis de Jaucourt, Karl August, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont, Charles Pinot Duclos, Prince John August of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg, John Byng, and Richard Pococke. Among people deceased in 1742, Carlos Seixas ranks 10Before him are Charles III Philip, Elector Palatine, Evaristo Felice Dall'Abaco, Pylyp Orlyk, Friedrich Hoffmann, Arvid Horn, and Jean-Baptiste Dubos. After him are Luigi Guido Grandi, Bohuslav Matěj Černohorský, Willem 's Gravesande, John Augustus, Prince of Anhalt-Zerbst, Magdalena Wilhelmine of Württemberg, and Richard Bentley.

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In Portugal

Among people born in Portugal, Carlos Seixas ranks 189 out of 555Before him are Theresa of Portugal, Countess of Flanders (1157), José Saraiva Martins (1932), Manuel de Arriaga (1840), Nani (1986), Carlos do Carmo (1939), and Teodósio II, Duke of Braganza (1568). After him are Bento de Góis (1562), Infanta Isabel Maria of Braganza (1801), Eleanor of Portugal, Queen of Denmark (1211), António Vieira (1608), Luís of Portugal, Duke of Beja (1506), and Menasseh Ben Israel (1604).

Among COMPOSERS In Portugal

Among composers born in Portugal, Carlos Seixas ranks 1After him are Marcos Portugal (1762) and Luís de Freitas Branco (1890).