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 596,017 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 53 in 2019). Jules Massenet is the 82nd most popular composer (up from 107th in 2019), the 290th most popular biography from France (up from 437th in 2019) and the 12th 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 82 out of 1,228Before him are Mikis Theodorakis, Alban Berg, Mikhail Glinka, Vangelis, Gabriel Fauré, and Luigi Boccherini. After him are Marc-Antoine Charpentier, Franz Lehár, Carl Czerny, Leonard Bernstein, Adolphe Adam, and François Couperin.

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

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In France

Among people born in France, Jules Massenet ranks 290 out of 5,234Before him are Alphonse Daudet (1840), Anne of Brittany (1477), Jean Marais (1913), John I of France (1316), Gabriel Fauré (1845), and Joan I of Navarre (1273). After him are Robert II of France (972), Nadar (1820), François Quesnay (1694), Jean-Baptiste Colbert (1619), Maurice Merleau-Ponty (1908), and Jean Baudrillard (1929).

Among COMPOSERS In France

Among composers born in France, Jules Massenet ranks 12Before him are Camille Saint-Saëns (1835), Erik Satie (1866), Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683), Charles Gounod (1818), Josquin des Prez (1450), and Gabriel Fauré (1845). After him are Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1645), Adolphe Adam (1803), François Couperin (1668), Olivier Messiaen (1908), Léo Delibes (1836), and Francis Poulenc (1899).