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Orlande de Lassus

1534 - 1594

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Orlande de Lassus (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 Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina and Tomás Luis de Victoria as 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 399,704 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 50 in 2019). Orlande de Lassus is the 53rd most popular composer (down from 47th in 2019), the 15th most popular biography from Belgium (down from 13th 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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Among composers, Orlande de Lassus ranks 53 out of 1,216Before him are Carl Maria von Weber, Erik Satie, Anton Bruckner, Carl Orff, Arnold Schoenberg, and Jean-Philippe Rameau. After him are Aram Khachaturian, Domenico Scarlatti, Vincenzo Bellini, Mikis Theodorakis, Georg Philipp Telemann, and Edward Elgar.

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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, Isaac Luria, Joseph of Anchieta, James Hepburn, 4th Earl of Bothwell, Archduchess Eleanor of Austria, Lautaro, Guru Ram Das, Giovanni de' Bardi, and Robert Garnier. Among people deceased in 1594, Orlande de Lassus ranks 4Before him are Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Tintoretto, and Gerardus Mercator. After him are Archduchess Eleanor of Austria, Ishikawa Goemon, Martin Frobisher, Bálint Balassi, Alonso de Ercilla, Thomas Kyd, and Girolamo Mei.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, Orlande de Lassus ranks 15 out of 1,019Before him are Maurice Maeterlinck (1862), Gerardus Mercator (1512), Leopold II of Belgium (1835), Claude Lévi-Strauss (1908), Philip I of Castile (1478), and Anthony van Dyck (1599). After him are Albert II of Belgium (1934), Mary of Burgundy (1457), Ursula von der Leyen (1958), Rogier van der Weyden (1390), Frans Hals (1582), and Leopold III of Belgium (1901).

Among COMPOSERS In Belgium

Among composers born in Belgium, Orlande de Lassus ranks 1After him are César Franck (1822), Guillaume Du Fay (1397), Johannes Ockeghem (1410), Adrian Willaert (1490), Gilles Binchois (1400), Eugène Ysaÿe (1858), Henri Vieuxtemps (1820), Jacob Obrecht (1457), André Grétry (1741), Jacques Arcadelt (1507), and Pierre De Geyter (1848).