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Johannes Ockeghem

1410 - 1497

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Johannes Ockeghem (c. 1410 – 6 February 1497) was a Franco-Flemish composer and singer of early Renaissance music. Ockeghem was the most influential European composer in the period between Guillaume Du Fay and Josquin des Prez, and he was—with his colleague Antoine Busnois—the leading European composer in the second half of the 15th century. He was an important proponent of the early Franco-Flemish School. Ockeghem was well associated with other leading composers of the time, and spent most of his career serving the French royal court under Charles VII, Louis XI and Charles VIII. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Johannes Ockeghem has received more than 260,559 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Johannes Ockeghem is the 129th most popular composer (down from 111th in 2019), the 65th most popular biography from Belgium (down from 47th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Belgian Composer.

Johannes Ockeghem is most famous for his chansons, which are a type of polyphonic vocal music.

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Among composers, Johannes Ockeghem ranks 129 out of 1,216Before him are Johann Nepomuk Hummel, Domenico Cimarosa, Pérotin, Krzysztof Penderecki, Karlheinz Stockhausen, and Carl Nielsen. After him are Paul Dukas, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Maurice Jarre, Émile Jaques-Dalcroze, Iannis Xenakis, and César Cui.

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Among people born in 1410, Johannes Ockeghem ranks 1After him are Petrus Christus, Lekë Dukagjini, Stefan Lochner, Domenico Veneziano, Giorgio da Sebenico, Agnes Bernauer, Ibn Taghribirdi, and William Neville, 1st Earl of Kent. Among people deceased in 1497, Johannes Ockeghem ranks 1After him are Benozzo Gozzoli, John, Prince of Asturias, Beatrice d'Este, Giovanni Borgia, 2nd Duke of Gandia, Philip II, Duke of Savoy, Ishak Pasha, Anna Sforza, Lê Thánh Tông, and Filippo Buonaccorsi.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, Johannes Ockeghem ranks 65 out of 1,019Before him are Julio Cortázar (1914), Agnès Varda (1928), Jacob Jordaens (1593), John of Gaunt (1340), James Ensor (1860), and Philippe of Belgium (1960). After him are Father Damien (1840), Petrus Christus (1410), Johann Tserclaes, Count of Tilly (1559), Maxime Weygand (1867), Dominique Pire (1910), and Quentin Matsys (1466).

Among COMPOSERS In Belgium

Among composers born in Belgium, Johannes Ockeghem ranks 4Before him are Orlande de Lassus (1534), César Franck (1822), and Guillaume Du Fay (1397). After him are Adrian Willaert (1490), Gilles Binchois (1400), Eugène Ysaÿe (1858), Henri Vieuxtemps (1820), Jacob Obrecht (1457), André Grétry (1741), Jacques Arcadelt (1507), and Pierre De Geyter (1848).