John Dunstaple

1390 - 1453

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John Dunstaple (or Dunstable, c. 1390 – 24 December 1453) was an English composer who was the leading composer of 15th century England and among the most influential composers of his time. He developed the contenance angloise style ("English manner"), which pioneered the prominent use of harmonies with thirds and sixths. Crucial in the developing style of the Burgundian School, Dunstaple's music spans the transition from the medieval to the Renaissance periods.His reputation eclipsed that of his contemporary Leonel Power and the other contributors to the Old Hall Manuscript. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Dunstaple has received more than 165,250 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). John Dunstaple is the 231st most popular composer (up from 236th in 2019), the 729th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 710th in 2019) and the 9th most popular British Composer.

John Dunstaple is most famous for his keyboard pieces.

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Among composers, John Dunstaple ranks 231 out of 1,228Before him are Karol Szymanowski, Albert Roussel, Umberto Giordano, Howard Shore, James Horner, and Benedetto Marcello. After him are John Field, Friedrich Kuhlau, Josef Suk, Jaufre Rudel, Bernard Herrmann, and Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf.

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Among people born in 1390, John Dunstaple ranks 3Before him are Rogier van der Weyden and La Hire. After him are João Gonçalves Zarco, Elizabeth of Görlitz, Engelbrekt Engelbrektsson, Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester, Álvaro de Luna, 1st Duke of Trujillo, Al-Musta'in, Bengt Jönsson, Petr Chelčický, and Cristoforo Moro. Among people deceased in 1453, John Dunstaple ranks 3Before him are Constantine XI Palaiologos and Giovanni Giustiniani. After him are Çandarlı Halil Pasha the Younger, Isabella, Duchess of Lorraine, Sophia of Lithuania, John Talbot, 1st Earl of Shrewsbury, Orban, and Álvaro de Luna, 1st Duke of Trujillo.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Dunstaple ranks 729 out of 6,924Before him are Bobby Moore (1941), Rex Harrison (1908), David J. Thouless (1934), Julian Barnes (1946), David Harvey (1935), and Robert Graves (1895). After him are James Hargreaves (1720), Simon Cowell (1959), Willibrord (658), Eleanor Marx (1855), Susan Boyle (1961), and Terence Stamp (1938).

Among COMPOSERS In United Kingdom

Among composers born in United Kingdom, John Dunstaple ranks 9Before him are Benjamin Britten (1913), Gustav Holst (1874), John Barry (1933), William Byrd (1543), Thomas Tallis (1502), and Andrew Lloyd Webber (1948). After him are Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872), Keith Emerson (1944), Eugen d'Albert (1864), Michael Nyman (1944), William Boyce (1711), and William Walton (1902).