Jules Massenet

1842 - 1912

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Jules Émile Frédéric Massenet (French pronunciation: [ʒyl emil fʁedeʁik masnɛ]; 12 May 1842 – 13 August 1912) was a French composer of the Romantic era best known for his operas, of which he wrote more than thirty. The two most frequently staged are Manon (1884) and Werther (1892). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jules Massenet has received more than 800,790 page views. His biography is available in 56 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 55 in 2019). Jules Massenet is the 64th most popular composer (up from 75th in 2019), the 264th most popular biography from France (up from 269th in 2019) and the 9th most popular French Composer.

Jules Massenet is most famous for his operas. He composed the operas "Manon," "Thais," "Werther," "Esclarmonde," and "Le Cid."

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Among composers, Jules Massenet ranks 64 out of 1,451Before him are Arnold Schoenberg, Vangelis, Henry Purcell, Astor Piazzolla, Johann Christian Bach, and Dieterich Buxtehude. After him are Leonard Bernstein, Charles Gounod, Anton Webern, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, Alessandro Scarlatti, and John Williams.

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Among people born in 1842, Jules Massenet ranks 5Before him are Abdul Hamid II, William James, Peter Kropotkin, and Stéphane Mallarmé. After him are Alfred Marshall, Karl May, John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh, Dominic Savio, Josef Breuer, Camille Flammarion, and Paul Lafargue. Among people deceased in 1912, Jules Massenet ranks 5Before him are Emperor Meiji, August Strindberg, Henri Poincaré, and Frederick VIII of Denmark. After him are Frédéric Passy, Bram Stoker, Edward Smith, Karl May, Thomas Andrews, Lawrence Alma-Tadema, and Robert Falcon Scott.

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In France

Among people born in France, Jules Massenet ranks 264 out of 6,770Before him are Rudolf Diesel (1858), Stéphane Mallarmé (1842), Pope Innocent V (1225), Charles Fourier (1772), Maurice Leblanc (1864), and Philip I of France (1052). After him are Henry I of France (1008), Charles I of Anjou (1226), Frédéric Passy (1822), Charles Gounod (1818), Pierre Corneille (1606), and Nicéphore Niépce (1765).

Among COMPOSERS In France

Among composers born in France, Jules Massenet ranks 9Before him are Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1520), Maurice Ravel (1875), Hector Berlioz (1803), Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683), Camille Saint-Saëns (1835), and Erik Satie (1866). After him are Charles Gounod (1818), Gabriel Fauré (1845), Josquin des Prez (1450), François Couperin (1668), Olivier Messiaen (1908), and Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1645).