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 which is still used today as a fanfare during television broadcasts of the Eurovision Network, 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 370,025 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 48 in 2019). Marc-Antoine Charpentier is the 98th most popular composer (down from 83rd in 2019), the 387th most popular biography from France (down from 303rd in 2019) and the 16th most popular 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 98 out of 1,216Before him are Luigi Cherubini, Léo Delibes, Carlo Gesualdo, Jacopo Peri, Arvo Pärt, and Ruggero Leoncavallo. After him are Paul Hindemith, Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, Guillaume Du Fay, Joaquín Rodrigo, Benjamin Britten, and Muzio Clementi.

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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, Andreas Werckmeister, Francis I Rákóczi, Eusebio Kino, Nicolas Lemery, and Anne Dacier. Among people deceased in 1704, Marc-Antoine Charpentier ranks 2Before him is John Locke. After him are Sophia Alekseyevna of Russia, Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet, Guillaume de l'Hôpital, Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber, Georg Muffat, Princess Frederica Amalia of Denmark, Jean-Baptiste Denys, Selim I Giray, Charles Plumier, and Menno van Coehoorn.

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In France

Among people born in France, Marc-Antoine Charpentier ranks 387 out of 6,011Before him are Adolphe Thiers (1797), Odilon Redon (1840), Sébastien Le Prestre de Vauban (1633), Dagobert I (611), Fernandel (1903), and Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran (1845). After him are Philip the Bold (1342), Robert Delaunay (1885), Louis-Nicolas Davout (1770), Ernest Renan (1823), Stephen, King of England (1095), and Claude Bernard (1813).

Among COMPOSERS In France

Among composers born in France, Marc-Antoine Charpentier ranks 16Before him are Josquin des Prez (1450), Jules Massenet (1842), Gabriel Fauré (1845), Olivier Messiaen (1908), François Couperin (1668), and Léo Delibes (1836). After him are Francis Poulenc (1899), Adolphe Adam (1803), Arthur Honegger (1892), Pérotin (1160), Paul Dukas (1865), and Maurice Jarre (1924).