Orlande de Lassus

1534 - 1594

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Orlando di Lasso (various other names; probably c. 1532 – 14 June 1594) was a composer of the late Renaissance. The chief representative of the mature polyphonic style in the Franco-Flemish school, Lassus stands with William Byrd, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, and Tomás Luis de Victoria as one of the leading composers of the later Renaissance. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Orlande de Lassus has received more than 421,208 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 52 in 2019). Orlande de Lassus is the 54th most popular composer (down from 53rd in 2019), the 19th most popular biography from Belgium (down from 15th in 2019) and the most popular Belgian Composer.

Orlande de Lassus was a Franco-Flemish composer who was most famous for his polyphonic chansons.

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Over the past year Orlande de Lassus has had the most page views in the with 21,515 views, followed by French (20,519), and Spanish (18,222). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Basque (91.96%), Ido (84.02%), and French (55.77%)


Among composers, Orlande de Lassus ranks 54 out of 1,451Before him are Jean-Philippe Rameau, Aram Khachaturian, Tomaso Albinoni, Domenico Scarlatti, Camille Saint-Saëns, and Antonio Salieri. After him are Carl Orff, Erik Satie, Georg Philipp Telemann, Arnold Schoenberg, Vangelis, and Henry Purcell.

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Among people born in 1534, Orlande de Lassus ranks 2Before him is Oda Nobunaga. After him are Frederick II of Denmark, Myeongjong of Joseon, Joseph of Anchieta, Isaac Luria, James Hepburn, 4th Earl of Bothwell, Archduchess Eleanor of Austria, Guru Ram Das, Lautaro, Abtai Sain Khan, and Giovanni de' Bardi. Among people deceased in 1594, Orlande de Lassus ranks 4Before him are Gerardus Mercator, Tintoretto, and Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina. After him are Ishikawa Goemon, Archduchess Eleanor of Austria, Martin Frobisher, Bálint Balassi, Alonso de Ercilla, Thomas Kyd, Girolamo Mei, and William Allen.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, Orlande de Lassus ranks 19 out of 1,190Before him are Leopold III of Belgium (1901), Claude Lévi-Strauss (1908), Ursula von der Leyen (1958), Philip I of Castile (1478), Albert II of Belgium (1934), and Frans Hals (1582). After him are Georges Simenon (1903), Mary of Burgundy (1457), Agnès Varda (1928), Jean-Claude Van Damme (1960), Rogier van der Weyden (1390), and Albert I of Belgium (1875).

Among COMPOSERS In Belgium

Among composers born in Belgium, Orlande de Lassus ranks 1After him are Guillaume Du Fay (1397), César Franck (1822), Johannes Ockeghem (1410), Jacob Obrecht (1457), Adrian Willaert (1490), Eugène Ysaÿe (1858), André Grétry (1741), Gilles Binchois (1400), Henri Vieuxtemps (1820), Pierre De Geyter (1848), and Heinrich Isaac (1450).