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Philippe de Vitry

1291 - 1361

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Philippe de Vitry (31 October 1291 – 9 June 1361) was a French composer-poet, bishop and music theorist in the ars nova style of late medieval music. An accomplished, innovative, and influential composer, he was widely acknowledged as a leading 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 165,606 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia. Philippe de Vitry is the 195th most popular composer (down from 168th in 2019), the 880th most popular biography from France (down from 725th in 2019) and the 32nd 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 195 out of 1,216Before him are Max Reger, Johann Joachim Quantz, Ludwig Minkus, Samuel Barber, Michael Praetorius, and Jordi Savall. After him are Gilles Binchois, Francesco Landini, Karol Szymanowski, Umberto Giordano, Francesca Caccini, and Andrea Gabrieli.

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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, Ingeborg of Norway, and Giovanni Dolfin.

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In France

Among people born in France, Philippe de Vitry ranks 880 out of 6,011Before him are Liliane Bettencourt (1922), John I of Aragon (1350), Paul Henri Balluet d'Estournelles de Constant (1852), Joseph Babinski (1857), Henri Lefebvre (1901), and Sidonius Apollinaris (430). After him are François Joseph Lefebvre (1755), Charles III, Duke of Savoy (1486), Antoine Bourdelle (1861), Roger Guillemin (1924), Louis Vuitton (1821), and Edmond de Goncourt (1822).

Among COMPOSERS In France

Among composers born in France, Philippe de Vitry ranks 32Before him are Daniel Auber (1782), Darius Milhaud (1892), Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle (1760), Édouard Lalo (1823), Marin Marais (1656), and Pauline Viardot (1821). After him are Francis Lai (1932), Ernest Chausson (1855), Charles-Marie Widor (1844), Ambroise Thomas (1811), Lili Boulanger (1893), and Pierre Schaeffer (1910).