Philippe de Vitry

1291 - 1361

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Philippe de Vitry (31 October 1291 – 9 June 1361) was a French composer, music theorist and poet. He was an accomplished, innovative, and influential composer, and may also have been the author of the Ars Nova treatise. He was widely acknowledged as the greatest musician of his day, with Petrarch writing a glowing tribute, calling him: "... Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Philippe de Vitry has received more than 133,631 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Philippe de Vitry is the 168th most popular composer (down from 166th in 2019), the 726th most popular biography from France (up from 729th in 2019) and the 31st most popular French Composer.

Philippe de Vitry is most famous for being a composer of polyphonic music in the 13th century.

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Among composers, Philippe de Vitry ranks 168 out of 1,228Before him are Hugo Wolf, Johann Adolph Hasse, Vincenzo Galilei, Francesco Cavalli, Ferruccio Busoni, and Johann Stamitz. After him are Michael Haydn, John Barry, Adrian Willaert, Dmitry Kabalevsky, Max Reger, and Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck.

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Among people born in 1291, Philippe de Vitry ranks 3Before him are Pope Clement VI and Afonso IV of Portugal. After him are Aymon, Count of Savoy, Lippo Memmi, and Cangrande I della Scala. Among people deceased in 1361, Philippe de Vitry ranks 2Before him is Jean Buridan. After him are Philip I, Duke of Burgundy, Johannes Tauler, Louis V, Duke of Bavaria, Blanche of Bourbon, Henry of Grosmont, 1st Duke of Lancaster, and Giovanni Dolfin.

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In France

Among people born in France, Philippe de Vitry ranks 726 out of 5,234Before him are Eugène Sue (1804), Raymond Queneau (1903), Ausonius (310), Rudolph of France (890), Jean Froissart (1337), and Henri de La Tour d'Auvergne, Viscount of Turenne (1611). After him are Guillaume de Nogaret (1260), Princess Augusta of Bavaria (1788), Georges Sorel (1847), Nicolas Fouquet (1615), Maurice Gamelin (1872), and Claude Lelouch (1937).

Among COMPOSERS In France

Among composers born in France, Philippe de Vitry ranks 31Before him are Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle (1760), Darius Milhaud (1892), Léonin (1135), Michel Legrand (1932), Marin Marais (1656), and Édouard Lalo (1823). After him are Francis Lai (1932), Lili Boulanger (1893), Pauline Viardot (1821), Pierre Schaeffer (1910), Albert Roussel (1869), and Jaufre Rudel (1125).