Charles Lecocq

1832 - 1918

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Alexandre Charles Lecocq (3 June 1832 – 24 October 1918) was a French composer, known for his opérettes and opéras comiques. He became the most prominent successor to Jacques Offenbach in this sphere, and enjoyed considerable success in the 1870s and early 1880s, before the changing musical fashions of the late 19th century made his style of composition less popular. His few serious works include the opera Plutus (1886), which was not a success, and the ballet Le cygne (1899). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Charles Lecocq has received more than 46,141 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Charles Lecocq is the 561st most popular composer (up from 613th in 2019), the 2,273rd most popular biography from France (up from 2,305th in 2019) and the 83rd most popular French Composer.

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Among composers, Charles Lecocq ranks 561 out of 1,228Before him are Luis de Milán, Antoine Brumel, Johann Friedrich Agricola, Marc'Antonio Ingegneri, Alexander Arutiunian, and François Devienne. After him are Alexandre Desplat, Franz Lachner, Jacob van Eyck, Aloysia Weber, Franz Schmidt, and Jean-Féry Rebel.

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Among people born in 1832, Charles Lecocq ranks 33Before him are Émile Gaboriau, Michel Bréal, William Le Baron Jenney, Nikolay Pavlovich Ignatyev, Colin Archer, and Louis Paul Cailletet. After him are Pavel Tretyakov, Rudolf Lipschitz, Ivan Zajc, Emilio Castelar, Khurshidbanu Natavan, and Miguel Miramón. Among people deceased in 1918, Charles Lecocq ranks 73Before him are Christian Otto Mohr, Prince John Konstantinovich of Russia, John L. Sullivan, Radko Dimitriev, Carl Schlechter, and Francesco Baracca. After him are Olga Rozanova, Prince Constantine Constantinovich of Russia, Fritz von Below, Joséphin Péladan, Adolphus Frederick VI, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, and Margit Kaffka.

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In France

Among people born in France, Charles Lecocq ranks 2,273 out of 5,234Before him are Louis Jouvet (1887), Auguste Laurent (1807), Marie Bracquemond (1840), Roman Opałka (1931), Maurice Pialat (1925), and François Devienne (1759). After him are Marie-Claire Alain (1926), Alexandre Desplat (1961), Émile Boutroux (1845), Pierre Joseph Pelletier (1788), Jean-Féry Rebel (1666), and Bernard Palissy (1510).

Among COMPOSERS In France

Among composers born in France, Charles Lecocq ranks 83Before him are Nicolas Gombert (1495), Henri Duparc (1848), Jehan Alain (1911), Claude Goudimel (1514), Antoine Brumel (1460), and François Devienne (1759). After him are Alexandre Desplat (1961), Jean-Féry Rebel (1666), Alexandre Guilmant (1837), Nicolas-Charles Bochsa (1789), Antoine François Marmontel (1816), and Gabriel Pierné (1863).