Jean-Philippe Rameau

1683 - 1764

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Jean-Philippe Rameau (French: [ʒɑ̃filip ʁamo]; (1683-09-25)25 September 1683 – (1764-09-12)12 September 1764) was one of the most important French composers and music theorists of the 18th century. He replaced Jean-Baptiste Lully as the dominant composer of French opera and is also considered the leading French composer of his time for the harpsichord, alongside François Couperin.Little is known about Rameau's early years. It was not until the 1720s that he won fame as a major theorist of music with his Treatise on Harmony (1722) and also in the following years as a composer of masterpieces for the harpsichord, which circulated throughout Europe. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jean-Philippe Rameau has received more than 547,565 page views. His biography is available in 61 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 58 in 2019). Jean-Philippe Rameau is the 51st most popular composer (down from 50th in 2019), the 163rd most popular biography from France (up from 167th in 2019) and the 8th most popular French Composer.

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Among composers, Jean-Philippe Rameau ranks 51 out of 1,228. Before him are Arnold Schoenberg, Carl Maria von Weber, Orlande de Lassus, Gaetano Donizetti, Erik Satie, and Carl Orff. After him are Vincenzo Bellini, Georg Philipp Telemann, Guido of Arezzo, Anton Bruckner, Domenico Scarlatti, and Aram Khachaturian.

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Among people born in 1683, Jean-Philippe Rameau ranks 2Before him is Philip V of Spain. After him are George II of Great Britain, Caroline of Ansbach, René Antoine Ferchault de Réaumur, 6th Dalai Lama, Maria Anna of Austria, Giovanni Battista Piazzetta, John Theophilus Desaguliers, Edward Young, Christoph Graupner, and Johann David Heinichen. Among people deceased in 1764, Jean-Philippe Rameau ranks 2Before him is Madame de Pompadour. After him are Ivan VI of Russia, Christian Goldbach, William Hogarth, Pietro Locatelli, Johann Mattheson, Jean-Marie Leclair, Francis Josias, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, Erik Pontoppidan, William Cavendish, 4th Duke of Devonshire, and Francesco Algarotti.

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In France

Among people born in France, Jean-Philippe Rameau ranks 163 out of 5,234. Before him are Louis de Broglie (1892), Erik Satie (1866), Eleanor of Aquitaine (1122), Henry Cavendish (1731), Jean Bodin (1530), and Pope Sylvester II (938). After him are Pope Gregory XI (1370), Théodore Géricault (1791), Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord (1754), Georges Seurat (1859), Pierre-Joseph Proudhon (1809), and Jean-Antoine Watteau (1684).

Among COMPOSERS In France

Among composers born in France, Jean-Philippe Rameau ranks 8Before him are Georges Bizet (1838), Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1520), Hector Berlioz (1803), Maurice Ravel (1875), Camille Saint-Saëns (1835), and Erik Satie (1866). After him are Charles Gounod (1818), Josquin des Prez (1450), Gabriel Fauré (1845), Jules Massenet (1842), Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1645), and Adolphe Adam (1803).