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Jean-Marie Leclair

1697 - 1764

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Jean-Marie Leclair l'aîné (Jean-Marie Leclair the Elder) (10 May 1697 – 22 October 1764) was a French Baroque violinist and composer. He is considered to have founded the French violin school. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jean-Marie Leclair has received more than 151,824 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia. Jean-Marie Leclair is the 205th most popular musician (up from 206th in 2019), the 1,186th most popular biography from France (up from 1,187th in 2019) and the 10th most popular French Musician.

Jean-Marie Leclair was a French violinist and composer. He is most famous for composing the first sonata for violin and harpsichord.

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Among musicians, Jean-Marie Leclair ranks 205 out of 2,662Before him are Giovanni Battista Viotti, Maria João Pires, Georges Prêtre, Joe Satriani, Nelson Freire, and Pete Seeger. After him are Dinu Lipatti, Klaus Nomi, Dolores O'Riordan, Snoop Dogg, Lenny Kravitz, and Bill Haley.

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Among people born in 1697, Jean-Marie Leclair ranks 6Before him are Charles VII, Holy Roman Emperor, Canaletto, William Hogarth, Antoine François Prévost, and Johann Joachim Quantz. After him are Francis Josias, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, Mahmud Hotak, Louise Hippolyte, Princess of Monaco, Faustina Bordoni, Nicola Salvi, and Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville. Among people deceased in 1764, Jean-Marie Leclair ranks 7Before him are Madame de Pompadour, Jean-Philippe Rameau, Ivan VI of Russia, William Hogarth, Christian Goldbach, and Pietro Locatelli. After him are Francis Josias, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, Johann Mattheson, Erik Pontoppidan, Francesco Algarotti, William Cavendish, 4th Duke of Devonshire, and Benito Jerónimo Feijóo y Montenegro.

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In France

Among people born in France, Jean-Marie Leclair ranks 1,186 out of 6,011Before him are Christophe Plantin (1520), Louis Alexandre, Count of Toulouse (1678), Charles I, Duke of Bourbon (1401), Johannes Tauler (1300), Comtessa de Dia (1175), and Charibert II (618). After him are Étienne Bézout (1730), Nicholas Francis, Duke of Lorraine (1609), Jean-Pierre Sauvage (1944), Charles, Duke of Berry (1686), Julien Green (1900), and Gérard Genette (1930).

Among MUSICIANS In France

Among musicians born in France, Jean-Marie Leclair ranks 10Before him are Paul Mauriat (1925), Nadia Boulanger (1887), David Guetta (1967), Arnaut Daniel (1150), Charles-Valentin Alkan (1813), and Georges Prêtre (1924). After him are Stéphane Grappelli (1908), Louis Vierne (1870), Émile Waldteufel (1837), Jean-Pierre Rampal (1922), Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre (1665), and Jacques Dutronc (1943).