Jean Langlais

1907 - 1991

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Jean François-Hyacinthe Langlais III (15 February 1907 – 8 May 1991) was a French composer of modern classical music, organist, and improviser. He described himself as "Breton, de foi Catholique" ("Breton, of Catholic faith"). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jean Langlais has received more than 75,348 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Jean Langlais is the 930th most popular composer (down from 829th in 2019), the 3,356th most popular biography from France (down from 2,912th in 2019) and the 125th most popular French Composer.

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Among composers, Jean Langlais ranks 930 out of 1,228Before him are Simeon ten Holt, Michael Tippett, Pierre-Alexandre Monsigny, Walter Braunfels, Leonard Rosenman, and Jan Václav Voříšek. After him are Sergei Vasilenko, Federico Moreno Torroba, Adolf Wiklund, Antoine Duhamel, Ture Rangström, and Aulis Sallinen.

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Among people born in 1907, Jean Langlais ranks 196Before him are Amedeo Nazzari, Polina Osipenko, Zezé Moreira, Hans-Jürgen von Blumenthal, Abraham Joshua Heschel, and Martti Miettunen. After him are Sergei Shtemenko, Anton Schall, Harold Scott MacDonald Coxeter, Đuro Kurepa, Amir Sjarifuddin, and Edmond Delfour. Among people deceased in 1991, Jean Langlais ranks 130Before him are Roy Black, Luis Miró, Franco Maria Malfatti, Yusuf Idris, Jack Crawford, and Vasco Pratolini. After him are Sanmao, Elisaveta Bagriana, Nutan, Northrop Frye, Colleen Dewhurst, and Július Torma.

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In France

Among people born in France, Jean Langlais ranks 3,356 out of 5,234Before him are Jean-Étienne Montucla (1725), Suzanne Flon (1918), Marcel Moyse (1889), Antoine Risso (1777), Alan Brooke, 1st Viscount Alanbrooke (1883), and Michel Deville (1931). After him are Ferdinand Brunetière (1849), Jacqueline de Romilly (1913), Adrien René Franchet (1834), Marcel Jouhandeau (1888), Dominique Perrault (1953), and Théophile Thoré-Bürger (1807).

Among COMPOSERS In France

Among composers born in France, Jean Langlais ranks 125Before him are Alfred Bruneau (1857), Louise Farrenc (1804), Maurice Emmanuel (1862), Mélanie Bonis (1858), Philippe Verdelot (null), and Pierre-Alexandre Monsigny (1729). After him are Antoine Duhamel (1925), Augusta Holmès (1847), Napoléon Henri Reber (1807), Félicien David (1810), Louise Bertin (1805), and Robert Planquette (1848).