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Heinrich Isaac

1450 - 1517

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Heinrich Isaac (ca. 1450 – 26 March 1517) was a Netherlandish Renaissance composer of south Netherlandish origin. He wrote masses, motets, songs (in French, German and Italian), and instrumental music. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Heinrich Isaac has received more than 117,255 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Heinrich Isaac is the 333rd most popular composer (down from 292nd in 2019), the 167th most popular biography from Belgium (down from 148th in 2019) and the 13th most popular Belgian Composer.

Heinrich Isaac was a composer and organist in the late Renaissance and early Baroque periods. He is most famous for his compositions of chorale preludes.

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Among composers, Heinrich Isaac ranks 333 out of 1,216Before him are Johann Joseph Fux, Luca Marenzio, Henri Dutilleux, Giovanni Bononcini, Francesco Durante, and Ignaz Moscheles. After him are Samuel Scheidt, Mykola Leontovych, Alfred Einstein, Marcel Dupré, Ernest Bloch, and Francesco Cilea.

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Among people born in 1450, Heinrich Isaac ranks 17Before him are Marko Marulić, Francisco de Almeida, Diogo Dias, Pêro da Covilhã, Ravidas, and Veit Stoss. After him are Gedik Ahmed Pasha, Zagan Pasha, Francesco Francia, Juan de Flandes, Gaspar Corte-Real, and Ibrahim Lodi. Among people deceased in 1517, Heinrich Isaac ranks 8Before him are Maria of Aragon, Queen of Portugal, Fra Bartolomeo, Hersekzade Ahmed Pasha, Francisco Jiménez de Cisneros, Catherine of Navarre, and Gioffre Borgia. After him are Dayan Khan, Tuman bay II, Cima da Conegliano, Francesco Francia, Francisco Hernández de Córdoba, and Hadım Sinan Pasha.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, Heinrich Isaac ranks 167 out of 1,019Before him are André Franquin (1924), Pierre De Geyter (1848), Silvio Gesell (1862), Zénobe Gramme (1826), Bernard van Orley (1487), and Laura Marx (1845). After him are Victor Serge (1890), Cipriano de Rore (1515), Michel Preud'homme (1959), Paul Van Himst (1943), Pierre-Joseph Redouté (1759), and Prince Leopold, Duke of Brabant (1859).

Among COMPOSERS In Belgium

Among composers born in Belgium, Heinrich Isaac ranks 13Before him are Eugène Ysaÿe (1858), Henri Vieuxtemps (1820), Jacob Obrecht (1457), André Grétry (1741), Jacques Arcadelt (1507), and Pierre De Geyter (1848). After him are Cipriano de Rore (1515), Johannes Tinctoris (1435), Pierre de la Rue (1460), Charles Auguste de Bériot (1802), Alexander Agricola (1446), and Johannes Ciconia (1370).