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 119,083 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Jean-Marie Leclair is the 206th most popular musician (down from 202nd in 2019), the 1,190th most popular biography from France (up from 1,205th 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 206 out of 2,675Before him are Keith Moon, Joe Jackson, Joe Satriani, Toots Thielemans, Clara Haskil, and György Cziffra. After him are Brian Eno, Lalo Schifrin, Ronnie Wood, Yanni, Joni Mitchell, and Bernard Haitink.

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Among people born in 1697, Jean-Marie Leclair ranks 6Before him are Canaletto, Charles VII, Holy Roman Emperor, Antoine François Prévost, William Hogarth, and Johann Joachim Quantz. After him are Francis Josias, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, Louise Hippolyte, Princess of Monaco, Mahmud Hotak, Faustina Bordoni, Peter August, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck, and Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville. Among people deceased in 1764, Jean-Marie Leclair ranks 8Before him are Jean-Philippe Rameau, Ivan VI of Russia, Christian Goldbach, William Hogarth, Pietro Locatelli, and Johann Mattheson. After him are Francis Josias, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, Erik Pontoppidan, William Cavendish, 4th Duke of Devonshire, Francesco Algarotti, Picander, and Benito Jerónimo Feijóo y Montenegro.

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In France

Among people born in France, Jean-Marie Leclair ranks 1,190 out of 5,234Before him are André-Jacques Garnerin (1769), Rodolphe Kreutzer (1766), Isabella of Valois (1389), Francis II, Duke of Brittany (1435), Clément Marot (1495), and Paul Sérusier (1864). After him are Léon Jouhaux (1879), Robert I, Count of Artois (1216), Victorinus (300), André Frédéric Cournand (1895), Tancred of Hauteville (980), and Clément Ader (1841).

Among MUSICIANS In France

Among musicians born in France, Jean-Marie Leclair ranks 10Before him are Paul Mauriat (1925), Arnaut Daniel (1150), Nadia Boulanger (1887), David Guetta (1967), Charles-Valentin Alkan (1813), and Stéphane Grappelli (1908). After him are Louis Vierne (1870), Georges Prêtre (1924), Émile Waldteufel (1837), Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre (1665), Maurice André (1933), and Jacques Dutronc (1943).