Marc-Antoine Charpentier

1645 - 1704

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Marc-Antoine Charpentier (French: [maʁk ɑ̃twan ʃaʁpɑ̃tje]; 1643 – 24 February 1704) was a French Baroque composer during the reign of Louis XIV. One of his most famous works is the main theme from the prelude of his Te Deum, Marche en rondeau. This theme is still used today as a fanfare during television broadcasts of the Eurovision Network and the European Broadcasting Union. Marc-Antoine Charpentier dominated the Baroque musical scene in seventeenth century France because of the quality of his prolific output. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Marc-Antoine Charpentier has received more than 455,017 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). Marc-Antoine Charpentier is the 96th most popular composer (up from 98th in 2019), the 379th most popular biography from France (up from 387th in 2019) and the 15th most popular French Composer.

Marc-Antoine Charpentier was a French composer and organist. He is most famous for his opera "Louise".

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Among composers, Marc-Antoine Charpentier ranks 96 out of 1,451Before him are Pietro Mascagni, Olivier Messiaen, Guillaume Du Fay, Alma Mahler, César Franck, and Karlheinz Stockhausen. After him are Ruggero Leoncavallo, Léo Delibes, John Cage, Arvo Pärt, Jacopo Peri, and Francis Poulenc.

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Among people born in 1645, Marc-Antoine Charpentier ranks 1After him are William Kidd, Johann Ambrosius Bach, Jean de La Bruyère, William Penn, Marguerite Louise d'Orléans, Aert de Gelder, Francis I Rákóczi, Andreas Werckmeister, Anne Dacier, Eusebio Kino, and Louis Jolliet. Among people deceased in 1704, Marc-Antoine Charpentier ranks 2Before him is John Locke. After him are Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet, Guillaume de l'Hôpital, Sophia Alekseyevna of Russia, Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber, Princess Frederica Amalia of Denmark, Georg Muffat, Jean-Baptiste Denys, Isabella Leonarda, Selim I Giray, and Charles Plumier.

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In France

Among people born in France, Marc-Antoine Charpentier ranks 379 out of 6,770Before him are Theodor Eicke (1892), Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi (1834), Ève Curie (1904), André Malraux (1901), Marin Mersenne (1588), and Théophile Gautier (1811). After him are John Vianney (1786), Hans Bethe (1906), Louis-Nicolas Davout (1770), Jean-Martin Charcot (1825), Jeanne d'Albret (1528), and Jean Baptiste Perrin (1870).

Among COMPOSERS In France

Among composers born in France, Marc-Antoine Charpentier ranks 15Before him are Jules Massenet (1842), Charles Gounod (1818), Gabriel Fauré (1845), Josquin des Prez (1450), François Couperin (1668), and Olivier Messiaen (1908). After him are Léo Delibes (1836), Francis Poulenc (1899), Adolphe Adam (1803), Arthur Honegger (1892), Daniel Auber (1782), and Maurice Jarre (1924).