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Michael Praetorius

1571 - 1621

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Michael Praetorius (probably 28 September 1571 – 15 February 1621) was a German composer, organist, and music theorist. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Michael Praetorius has received more than 327,360 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia. Michael Praetorius is the 193rd most popular composer (down from 182nd in 2019), the 709th most popular biography from Germany (down from 619th in 2019) and the 31st most popular German Composer.

Michael Praetorius is most famous for his work as a composer and organist.

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Among composers, Michael Praetorius ranks 193 out of 1,216Before him are Luciano Berio, Louis Spohr, Max Reger, Johann Joachim Quantz, Ludwig Minkus, and Samuel Barber. After him are Jordi Savall, Philippe de Vitry, Gilles Binchois, Francesco Landini, Karol Szymanowski, and Umberto Giordano.

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Among people born in 1571, Michael Praetorius ranks 5Before him are Johannes Kepler, Caravaggio, Abbas the Great, and Hasekura Tsunenaga. After him are Emperor Go-Yōzei, Mulla Sadra, Thomas Mun, Frederick de Houtman, Ferdinand, Prince of Asturias, Willem Blaeu, and Charles, Duke of Guise. Among people deceased in 1621, Michael Praetorius ranks 8Before him are Pope Paul V, Robert Bellarmine, Albert VII, Archduke of Austria, Thomas Harriot, Cosimo II de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, and Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck. After him are Şehzade Mehmed, Jan Karol Chodkiewicz, Cristofano Allori, Antoine de Montchrestien, Maria Christina, Princess of Transylvania, and Johann Arndt.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Michael Praetorius ranks 709 out of 6,142Before him are Hans von Bülow (1830), Augusta of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach (1811), George V of Hanover (1819), Joanna Elisabeth of Holstein-Gottorp (1712), Maria Anna of Bavaria (1574), and Frederick, Prince of Wales (1707). After him are Alfred Hugenberg (1865), Günter Schabowski (1929), Rupprecht, Crown Prince of Bavaria (1869), Gerd Binnig (1947), Georg Ernst Stahl (1659), and Countess Augusta Reuss of Ebersdorf (1757).

Among COMPOSERS In Germany

Among composers born in Germany, Michael Praetorius ranks 31Before him are Fanny Mendelssohn (1805), Kurt Weill (1900), Johann Ambrosius Bach (1645), Louis Spohr (1784), Max Reger (1873), and Johann Joachim Quantz (1697). After him are Carl Friedrich Abel (1723), Johann Adolph Hasse (1699), Engelbert Humperdinck (1854), Duchess Maria Antonia of Bavaria (1724), Carl Stamitz (1745), and Johann Christoph Bach (1642).