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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 a French composer and music theorist. Regarded as 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 766,918 page views. His biography is available in 61 different languages on Wikipedia. Jean-Philippe Rameau is the 52nd most popular composer (down from 51st in 2019), the 170th most popular biography from France (down from 163rd in 2019) and the 8th most popular French Composer.

Jean-Philippe Rameau is most famous for his contributions to the French opera. He was a composer, theorist, and organist.

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Among composers, Jean-Philippe Rameau ranks 52 out of 1,216Before him are Jean-Baptiste Lully, Carl Maria von Weber, Erik Satie, Anton Bruckner, Carl Orff, and Arnold Schoenberg. After him are Orlande de Lassus, Aram Khachaturian, Domenico Scarlatti, Vincenzo Bellini, Mikis Theodorakis, and Georg Philipp Telemann.

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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, Maria Anna of Austria, Giovanni Battista Piazzetta, 6th Dalai Lama, John Theophilus Desaguliers, Christoph Graupner, Gottfried Silbermann, and Christian Ludwig II, Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. Among people deceased in 1764, Jean-Philippe Rameau ranks 2Before him is Madame de Pompadour. After him are Ivan VI of Russia, William Hogarth, Christian Goldbach, Pietro Locatelli, Jean-Marie Leclair, Francis Josias, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, Johann Mattheson, Erik Pontoppidan, Francesco Algarotti, and William Cavendish, 4th Duke of Devonshire.

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In France

Among people born in France, Jean-Philippe Rameau ranks 170 out of 6,011Before him are Charles the Bold (1433), Bernadette Soubirous (1844), Henry II of England (1133), Louis Daguerre (1787), Pope Gregory XI (1370), and Philip VI of France (1293). After him are Jeanne Calment (1875), Louis X of France (1289), Henry Cavendish (1731), Louis Bonaparte (1778), Joseph Bonaparte (1768), and Louis VIII of France (1187).

Among COMPOSERS In France

Among composers born in France, Jean-Philippe Rameau ranks 8Before him are Claude Debussy (1862), Hector Berlioz (1803), Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1520), Maurice Ravel (1875), Camille Saint-Saëns (1835), and Erik Satie (1866). After him are Charles Gounod (1818), Josquin des Prez (1450), Jules Massenet (1842), Gabriel Fauré (1845), Olivier Messiaen (1908), and François Couperin (1668).