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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 718,994 page views. His biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 54 in 2019). Jules Massenet is the 75th most popular composer (up from 82nd in 2019), the 269th most popular biography from France (up from 289th in 2019) and the 11th 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 75 out of 1,216Before him are Vangelis, Alessandro Scarlatti, Alexander Borodin, Johann Pachelbel, Anton Webern, and Josquin des Prez. After him are Dieterich Buxtehude, Gabriel Fauré, Franz Lehár, Carl Czerny, Nino Rota, and Hans Zimmer.

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Among people born in 1842, Jules Massenet ranks 6Before him are Abdul Hamid II, William James, Peter Kropotkin, Alfred Marshall, and Stéphane Mallarmé. After him are John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh, Karl May, Dominic Savio, Josef Breuer, Camille Flammarion, and Paul Lafargue. Among people deceased in 1912, Jules Massenet ranks 4Before him are Emperor Meiji, Henri Poincaré, and August Strindberg. After him are Edward Smith, Bram Stoker, Frédéric Passy, Frederick VIII of Denmark, Karl May, Thomas Andrews, Robert Falcon Scott, and Joseph Lister.

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In France

Among people born in France, Jules Massenet ranks 269 out of 6,011Before him are Philip I of France (1052), Pope Callixtus II (1065), Josquin des Prez (1450), Ferdinand Foch (1851), Maurice Leblanc (1864), and Louis-Ferdinand Céline (1894). After him are Désirée Clary (1777), François de La Rochefoucauld (1613), Camille Claudel (1864), John the Fearless (1371), Jean Gabin (1904), and Françoise-Athénaïs de Rochechouart, Marquise de Montespan (1640).

Among COMPOSERS In France

Among composers born in France, Jules Massenet ranks 11Before him are Maurice Ravel (1875), Camille Saint-Saëns (1835), Erik Satie (1866), Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683), Charles Gounod (1818), and Josquin des Prez (1450). After him are Gabriel Fauré (1845), Olivier Messiaen (1908), François Couperin (1668), Léo Delibes (1836), Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1645), and Francis Poulenc (1899).