Jacob Obrecht

1457 - 1505

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Jacob Obrecht (also Hobrecht; 1457/8 – late July 1505) was a Flemish composer of masses, motets and songs. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jacob Obrecht has received more than 88,303 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Jacob Obrecht is the 195th most popular composer (up from 212th in 2019), the 103rd most popular biography from Belgium (up from 112th in 2019) and the 8th most popular Belgian Composer.

Jacob Obrecht is most famous for being a painter, draftsman, and etcher. He was born in the Netherlands in 1659 and died in 1717.

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Among composers, Jacob Obrecht ranks 195 out of 1,228Before him are Johann Joachim Quantz, Giuseppe Torelli, Alessandro Marcello, Gilles Binchois, Jan Dismas Zelenka, and Thomas Tallis. After him are Jordi Savall, Maurizio Pollini, Niccolò Piccinni, Reinhold Glière, André Grétry, and Ludwig Minkus.

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Among people born in 1457, Jacob Obrecht ranks 5Before him are Henry VII of England, Mary of Burgundy, Filippino Lippi, and Seongjong of Joseon. After him are Beatrice of Naples and Hedwig Jagiellon, Duchess of Bavaria. Among people deceased in 1505, Jacob Obrecht ranks 5Before him are Ivan III of Russia, Joan of France, Duchess of Berry, Hongzhi Emperor, and Al-Suyuti. After him are Heinrich Kramer, Elizabeth of Austria, Ercole I d'Este, Duke of Ferrara, Ascanio Sforza, Johannes Widmann, and Jean Hey.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, Jacob Obrecht ranks 103 out of 899Before him are Matilda of Flanders (1031), Louise Françoise de Bourbon, Duchess of Bourbon (1673), Ferdinand Verbiest (1623), Gerard de Ridefort (1141), Philippe de Champaigne (1602), and Justus Lipsius (1547). After him are Corneille Heymans (1892), David Teniers the Younger (1610), Anne of France (1461), André Grétry (1741), Jacky Ickx (1945), and Marie José of Belgium (1906).

Among COMPOSERS In Belgium

Among composers born in Belgium, Jacob Obrecht ranks 8Before him are César Franck (1822), Guillaume Du Fay (1397), Johannes Ockeghem (1410), Adrian Willaert (1490), Henri Vieuxtemps (1820), and Gilles Binchois (1400). After him are André Grétry (1741), Eugène Ysaÿe (1858), Jacques Arcadelt (1507), Heinrich Isaac (1450), Pierre De Geyter (1848), and Cipriano de Rore (1515).