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. The most influential European composer in the period between Guillaume Du Fay and Josquin des Prez, Ockeghem was an important proponent of the Franco-Flemish School and among the greatest composers of 15th-century Europe. He 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 245,061 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Johannes Ockeghem is the 111th most popular composer (up from 121st in 2019), the 47th most popular biography from Belgium (up from 57th 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 111 out of 1,228Before him are Benjamin Britten, Heinrich Schütz, Hans Zimmer, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Alma Mahler, and Francis Poulenc. After him are Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart, Joaquín Rodrigo, Giulio Caccini, Muzio Clementi, Giovanni Gabrieli, and Arthur Honegger.

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Among people born in 1410, Johannes Ockeghem ranks 1After him are Petrus Christus, Stefan Lochner, Lekë Dukagjini, 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, Giovanni Borgia, 2nd Duke of Gandia, Philip II, Duke of Savoy, Beatrice d'Este, Ishak Pasha, Filippo Buonaccorsi, and Anna Sforza.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, Johannes Ockeghem ranks 47 out of 899Before him are Henry van de Velde (1863), Ursula von der Leyen (1958), Guillaume Du Fay (1397), Abraham Ortelius (1527), Jan Brueghel the Elder (1568), and James Ensor (1860). After him are Marguerite Yourcenar (1903), Margaret of Parma (1522), Samo (600), Isabella of Austria (1501), Agnès Varda (1928), and Julio Cortázar (1914).

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), Henri Vieuxtemps (1820), Gilles Binchois (1400), Jacob Obrecht (1457), André Grétry (1741), Eugène Ysaÿe (1858), Jacques Arcadelt (1507), and Heinrich Isaac (1450).