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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 110,751 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia. Jacob Obrecht is the 220th most popular composer (down from 195th in 2019), the 113th most popular biography from Belgium (down from 103rd in 2019) and the 9th 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 220 out of 1,216Before him are Josef Suk, James Horner, Niccolò Piccinni, Charles-Marie Widor, François-Joseph Gossec, and Ambroise Thomas. After him are Sofia Gubaidulina, Pietro Locatelli, Alfred Schnittke, Anton Reicha, Lili Boulanger, and Riccardo Broschi.

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Among people born in 1457, Jacob Obrecht ranks 6Before him are Henry VII of England, Mary of Burgundy, Filippino Lippi, Seongjong of Joseon, and Beatrice of Naples. After him are Hedwig Jagiellon, Duchess of Bavaria and Peter Martyr d'Anghiera. Among people deceased in 1505, Jacob Obrecht ranks 7Before him are Ivan III of Russia, Joan of France, Duchess of Berry, Al-Suyuti, Hongzhi Emperor, Ercole I d'Este, Duke of Ferrara, and Elizabeth of Austria. After him are Gülbahar Hatun, Heinrich Kramer, Ascanio Sforza, Johannes Widmann, and Jean Hey.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, Jacob Obrecht ranks 113 out of 1,019Before him are Frans Snyders (1579), Gertrude of Nivelles (626), François Vatel (1631), Henri Pirenne (1862), Henri Vieuxtemps (1820), and Karel van Mander (1548). After him are Charles Theodore, Elector of Bavaria (1724), Henri, Count of Paris (1933), Henry VI, Count of Luxembourg (1240), Alfred I, Prince of Windisch-Grätz (1787), Louis, Prince Napoléon (1914), and Victor D'Hondt (1841).

Among COMPOSERS In Belgium

Among composers born in Belgium, Jacob Obrecht ranks 9Before him are Guillaume Du Fay (1397), Johannes Ockeghem (1410), Adrian Willaert (1490), Gilles Binchois (1400), Eugène Ysaÿe (1858), and Henri Vieuxtemps (1820). After him are André Grétry (1741), Jacques Arcadelt (1507), Pierre De Geyter (1848), Heinrich Isaac (1450), Cipriano de Rore (1515), and Johannes Tinctoris (1435).