Gilles Binchois

1400 - 1460

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Gilles de Bins dit Binchois (also Binchoys; c. 1400 – 20 September 1460) was a Franco-Flemish composer of early Renaissance music. A central figure of the Burgundian School, Binchois and his colleague Guillaume Du Fay were deeply influenced by the contenance angloise style of John Dunstaple. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gilles Binchois has received more than 146,981 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia. Gilles Binchois is the 205th most popular composer (down from 197th in 2019), the 110th most popular biography from Belgium (down from 102nd in 2019) and the 9th most popular Belgian Composer.

Gilles Binchois is most famous for his work in the 15th century. He was a composer and a singer, and he was also an important figure in the Burgundian School.

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Among composers, Gilles Binchois ranks 205 out of 1,451Before him are Ludwig Minkus, Niels Gade, Eugène Ysaÿe, André Grétry, Alexander von Zemlinsky, and Michael Praetorius. After him are Alessandro Marcello, Steve Reich, Angelo Badalamenti, Pauline Viardot, James Horner, and Josef Suk.

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Among people born in 1400, Gilles Binchois ranks 4Before him are Fra Angelico, Andronikos V Palaiologos, and Bartolomeo Colleoni. After him are Gennadius Scholarius, Hüma Hatun, Filarete, Ruy González de Clavijo, Konrad Witz, Didacus of Alcalá, Alexander I of Moldavia, and Dabiša of Bosnia. Among people deceased in 1460, Gilles Binchois ranks 5Before him are Prince Henry the Navigator, Pachacuti, Richard of York, 3rd Duke of York, and James II of Scotland. After him are John IV of Trebizond, Albert III, Duke of Bavaria, Guarino da Verona, Michael Szilágyi, Ma Huan, Niccolò Antonio Colantonio, and Petr Chelčický.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, Gilles Binchois ranks 110 out of 1,190Before him are Félicien Rops (1833), Pieter Claesz (1596), Joseph Plateau (1801), Eugène Ysaÿe (1858), André Grétry (1741), and Louise Françoise de Bourbon, Duchess of Bourbon (1673). After him are Prince Philippe, Count of Flanders (1837), Karel van Mander (1548), Morris (1923), Yves Chauvin (1930), Elio Di Rupo (1951), and Frans Snyders (1579).

Among COMPOSERS In Belgium

Among composers born in Belgium, Gilles Binchois ranks 9Before him are César Franck (1822), Johannes Ockeghem (1410), Jacob Obrecht (1457), Adrian Willaert (1490), Eugène Ysaÿe (1858), and André Grétry (1741). After him are Henri Vieuxtemps (1820), Pierre De Geyter (1848), Heinrich Isaac (1450), Cipriano de Rore (1515), Jacques Arcadelt (1507), and Alexander Agricola (1446).