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Jean-Baptiste Lully

1632 - 1687

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Jean-Baptiste Lully (UK: LUUL-ee, US: loo-LEE, French: [ʒɑ̃ batist lyli]; born Giovanni Battista Lulli, Italian: [dʒoˈvanni batˈtista ˈlulli]; 28 November [O.S. 18 November] 1632 – 22 March 1687) was an Italian-born French composer, guitarist, violinist, 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 904,080 page views. His biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 64 in 2019). Jean-Baptiste Lully is the 46th most popular composer (down from 43rd in 2019), the 162nd most popular biography from Italy (down from 122nd in 2019) and the 11th 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 46 out of 1,216Before him are Béla Bartók, Camille Saint-Saëns, Guido of Arezzo, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Gaetano Donizetti, and Tomaso Albinoni. After him are Carl Maria von Weber, Erik Satie, Anton Bruckner, Carl Orff, Arnold Schoenberg, and Jean-Philippe Rameau.

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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, 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, Margravine Magdalene Sibylle of Brandenburg-Bayreuth, Nell Gwyn, Henry More, 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 162 out of 4,668Before him are Tomaso Albinoni (1671), Marcello Mastroianni (1924), Pope Leo XI (1535), Pier Paolo Pasolini (1922), Carlo Collodi (1826), and Pope Clement XII (1652). After him are Luchino Visconti (1906), Pope Benedict XIV (1675), Gaius Marius (-157), Pope Sixtus V (1520), Artemisia Gentileschi (1593), and Pope Martin V (1369).

Among COMPOSERS In Italy

Among composers born in Italy, Jean-Baptiste Lully ranks 11Before him are Claudio Monteverdi (1567), Ennio Morricone (1928), Antonio Salieri (1750), Guido of Arezzo (991), Gaetano Donizetti (1797), and Tomaso Albinoni (1671). After him are Domenico Scarlatti (1685), Vincenzo Bellini (1801), Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710), Alessandro Scarlatti (1660), Nino Rota (1911), and Luigi Boccherini (1743).