Jean-Baptiste Lully

1632 - 1687

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Jean-Baptiste Lully (UK: , US: ; French: [ʒɑ̃ batist lyli]; born Giovanni Battista Lulli, Italian: [ˈlulli]; 28 November [O.S. 18 November] 1632 – 22 March 1687) was an Italian-born French composer, instrumentalist, and dancer 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 786,568 page views. His biography is available in 64 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 60 in 2019). Jean-Baptiste Lully is the 43rd most popular composer (up from 44th in 2019), the 122nd most popular biography from Italy (up from 141st 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 43 out of 1,228Before him are Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Camille Saint-Saëns, Jean Sibelius, Claudio Monteverdi, Béla Bartók, and Johann Strauss I. After him are Tomaso Albinoni, Arnold Schoenberg, Carl Maria von Weber, Orlande de Lassus, Gaetano Donizetti, and Erik Satie.

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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 Christopher Wren, Samuel von Pufendorf, Maria Leopoldine of Austria, Jean Mabillon, 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 William Petty, Johannes Hevelius, René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, Constantijn Huygens, Nicholas Mercator, Henry More, Laura Martinozzi, Margravine Magdalene Sibylle of Brandenburg-Bayreuth, François de Créquy, Nell Gwyn, and Ferdinand Albert I, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel-Bevern.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Jean-Baptiste Lully ranks 122 out of 4,088Before him are Pope Pius III (1439), Gaius Marius (-157), Andrea del Verrocchio (1435), Pope Pius VII (1742), Fra Angelico (1400), and Andrea Palladio (1508). After him are Pompey (-106), Pope Gregory XVI (1765), Cesare Borgia (1475), Pope Clement I (40), Tomaso Albinoni (1671), and Pope Urban VIII (1568).

Among COMPOSERS In Italy

Among composers born in Italy, Jean-Baptiste Lully ranks 8Before him are Giuseppe Verdi (1813), Ennio Morricone (1928), Giacomo Puccini (1858), Gioachino Rossini (1792), Antonio Salieri (1750), and Claudio Monteverdi (1567). After him are Tomaso Albinoni (1671), Gaetano Donizetti (1797), Vincenzo Bellini (1801), Guido of Arezzo (991), Domenico Scarlatti (1685), and Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710).