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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. His efforts in consolidating a 'Burgundian tradition' would be important for the formation of the Franco-Flemish School. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gilles Binchois has received more than 123,170 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Gilles Binchois is the 196th most popular composer (down from 192nd in 2019), the 102nd most popular biography from Belgium (down from 95th in 2019) and the 6th 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 196 out of 1,216Before him are Johann Joachim Quantz, Ludwig Minkus, Samuel Barber, Michael Praetorius, Jordi Savall, and Philippe de Vitry. After him are Francesco Landini, Karol Szymanowski, Umberto Giordano, Francesca Caccini, Andrea Gabrieli, and Reinhold Glière.

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Among people born in 1400, Gilles Binchois ranks 2Before him is Fra Angelico. After him are Bartolomeo Colleoni, Gennadius Scholarius, Owen Tudor, Konrad Witz, Filarete, Isabella, Duchess of Lorraine, Alexander I of Moldavia, Ausiàs March, Vladislav II of Wallachia, and Hüma Hatun. Among people deceased in 1460, Gilles Binchois ranks 5Before him are Prince Henry the Navigator, Richard of York, 3rd Duke of York, Pachacuti, and James II of Scotland. After him are John IV of Trebizond, Albert III, Duke of Bavaria, Guarino da Verona, Michael Szilágyi, Ma Huan, Petr Chelčický, and Gonçalo Velho Cabral.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, Gilles Binchois ranks 102 out of 1,019Before him are Philippe de Champaigne (1602), Auguste Beernaert (1829), Émile Verhaeren (1855), Louise Françoise de Bourbon, Duchess of Bourbon (1673), Peyo (1928), and Félicien Rops (1833). After him are Joachim Patinir (1480), Gerard de Ridefort (1141), Eugène Ysaÿe (1858), Paul Delvaux (1897), Frans Snyders (1579), and Gertrude of Nivelles (626).

Among COMPOSERS In Belgium

Among composers born in Belgium, Gilles Binchois ranks 6Before him are Orlande de Lassus (1534), César Franck (1822), Guillaume Du Fay (1397), Johannes Ockeghem (1410), and Adrian Willaert (1490). After him are Eugène Ysaÿe (1858), Henri Vieuxtemps (1820), Jacob Obrecht (1457), André Grétry (1741), Jacques Arcadelt (1507), and Pierre De Geyter (1848).