Jean-Baptiste Lully

1632 - 1687

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Jean-Baptiste Lully (28 November [O.S. 18 November] 1632 – 22 March 1687) was a French composer, dancer and instrumentalist of Italian birth, who is considered a master of the French Baroque music style. Best known for his operas, he spent most of his life working in the court of Louis XIV of France and became a French subject in 1661. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jean-Baptiste Lully has received more than 1,076,502 page views. His biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 66 in 2019). Jean-Baptiste Lully is the 39th most popular composer (up from 46th in 2019), the 136th most popular biography from Italy (up from 161st in 2019) and the 8th most popular Italian Composer.

Jean-Baptiste Lully was a French composer and dancer. He is most famous for his operas, which were called "tragédies lyriques."

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Among composers, Jean-Baptiste Lully ranks 39 out of 1,451Before him are Richard Strauss, Guido of Arezzo, Anton Bruckner, Johann Strauss I, Johann Strauss II, and Jean Sibelius. After him are Sergei Prokofiev, Béla Bartók, Modest Mussorgsky, Carl Maria von Weber, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, and Edward Elgar.

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Among people born in 1632, Jean-Baptiste Lully ranks 5Before him are John Locke, Johannes Vermeer, Baruch Spinoza, and Antonie van Leeuwenhoek. After him are Samuel von Pufendorf, Christopher Wren, Jean Mabillon, Maria Leopoldine of Austria, Francis Hyacinth, Duke of Savoy, Michael I Apafi, and Adam Frans van der Meulen. Among people deceased in 1687, Jean-Baptiste Lully ranks 1After him are Johannes Hevelius, William Petty, René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, Constantijn Huygens, Margravine Magdalene Sibylle of Brandenburg-Bayreuth, Nicholas Mercator, Henry More, Nell Gwyn, Laura Martinozzi, Ferdinand Albert I, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel-Bevern, and François de Créquy.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Jean-Baptiste Lully ranks 136 out of 5,161Before him are Paolo Veronese (1528), Cesare Borgia (1475), Pope Urban VII (1521), Andrea del Verrocchio (1435), Pope Boniface VIII (1235), and Pope Gregory IX (1160). After him are Giuseppe Arcimboldo (1526), Pier Paolo Pasolini (1922), Cardinal Mazarin (1602), Enzo Ferrari (1898), Luca Pacioli (1445), and Adriano Celentano (1938).

Among COMPOSERS In Italy

Among composers born in Italy, Jean-Baptiste Lully ranks 8Before him are Giuseppe Verdi (1813), Giacomo Puccini (1858), Gioachino Rossini (1792), Claudio Monteverdi (1567), Ennio Morricone (1928), and Guido of Arezzo (991). After him are Gaetano Donizetti (1797), Vincenzo Bellini (1801), Tomaso Albinoni (1671), Domenico Scarlatti (1685), Antonio Salieri (1750), and Alessandro Scarlatti (1660).