Clément Janequin

1485 - 1558

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Clément Janequin (c. 1485 – 1558) was a French composer of the Renaissance. He was one of the most famous composers of popular chansons of the entire Renaissance, and along with Claudin de Sermisy, was hugely influential in the development of the Parisian chanson, especially the programmatic type. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Clément Janequin has received more than 90,862 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Clément Janequin is the 257th most popular composer (up from 269th in 2019), the 1,135th most popular biography from France (up from 1,197th in 2019) and the 43rd most popular French Composer.

Clément Janequin is most famous for his chansons, which are a type of French song.

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Among composers, Clément Janequin ranks 257 out of 1,228Before him are Witold Lutosławski, Charles-Marie Widor, Jacques Arcadelt, Georges Auric, Ambroise Thomas, and Carl Stamitz. After him are Louis-Claude Daquin, Luigi Nono, Max Steiner, Eduard Hanslick, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, and Uzeyir Hajibeyov.

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Among people born in 1485, Clément Janequin ranks 8Before him are Catherine of Aragon, Giovanni da Verrazzano, Dragut, Thomas Cromwell, Pedro de Alvarado, and Sebastiano del Piombo. After him are Joos van Cleve, Johannes Bugenhagen, Wolf Huber, Balthasar Hubmaier, Elizabeth of Denmark, Electress of Brandenburg, and Hugh Latimer. Among people deceased in 1558, Clément Janequin ranks 7Before him are Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, Hurrem Sultan, Mary I of England, Mary of Hungary, Eleanor of Austria, and Julius Caesar Scaliger. After him are Robert Recorde, Johannes Bugenhagen, Reginald Pole, Jean Fernel, and Francisco de Sá de Miranda.

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In France

Among people born in France, Clément Janequin ranks 1,135 out of 5,234Before him are Pierre-Gilles de Gennes (1932), Jean-Pierre Jeunet (1953), Paulinus of Nola (354), Ambroise Thomas (1811), Lúcio Costa (1902), and Marcel Pagnol (1895). After him are Françoise Dorléac (1942), Maurice Duverger (1917), Alain Touraine (1925), Charles I, Duke of Bourbon (1401), Aimé Jacquet (1941), and Julien Green (1900).

Among COMPOSERS In France

Among composers born in France, Clément Janequin ranks 43Before him are Jaufre Rudel (1125), Jacques Ibert (1890), Ernest Chausson (1855), Charles-Marie Widor (1844), Georges Auric (1899), and Ambroise Thomas (1811). After him are Louis-Claude Daquin (1694), Rodolphe Kreutzer (1766), Marcel Dupré (1886), Emmanuel Chabrier (1841), Fromental Halévy (1799), and Vincent d'Indy (1851).