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Pierre de la Rue

1460 - 1518

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Pierre de la Rue (c. 1452 – 20 November 1518) was a Franco-Flemish composer and singer of the Renaissance. His name also appears as Piersson or variants of Pierchon and his toponymic, when present, as various forms of de Platea, de Robore, or de Vico. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pierre de la Rue has received more than 84,245 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia. Pierre de la Rue is the 421st most popular composer (down from 347th in 2019), the 201st most popular biography from Belgium (down from 173rd in 2019) and the 16th most popular Belgian Composer.

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Among composers, Pierre de la Rue ranks 421 out of 1,216Before him are Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari, Remo Giazotto, Albert Lortzing, Princess Cecilia of Sweden, Heinrich Marschner, and Johann Christoph Bach. After him are Louis-Nicolas Clérambault, Hans Leo Hassler, Mykola Lysenko, Ferdinand Hiller, Charles Auguste de Bériot, and Nikolai Medtner.

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Among people born in 1460, Pierre de la Rue ranks 17Before him are Jacopo de' Barbari, Geertgen tot Sint Jans, Andrea Solari, Tilman Riemenschneider, Konstanty Ostrogski, and João da Nova. After him are Frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach, Pedro Navarro, Count of Oliveto, Johannes Widmann, Svante Nilsson, Johann Froben, and Rodrigo de Bastidas. Among people deceased in 1518, Pierre de la Rue ranks 4Before him are Kabir, Oruç Reis, and Vannozza dei Cattanei. After him are Gian Giacomo Trivulzio, William IX, Marquis of Montferrat, and Loyset Compère.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, Pierre de la Rue ranks 201 out of 1,019Before him are John Langenus (1891), Ogier Ghiselin de Busbecq (1522), Arnulf I, Count of Flanders (889), Guy Verhofstadt (1953), Jan Ceulemans (1957), and Jodocus Hondius (1563). After him are Justus van Gent (1430), Adrian Carton de Wiart (1880), Ovide Decroly (1871), Charles Auguste de Bériot (1802), Ambrosius Bosschaert (1573), and Lutgardis (1182).

Among COMPOSERS In Belgium

Among composers born in Belgium, Pierre de la Rue ranks 16Before him are André Grétry (1741), Jacques Arcadelt (1507), Pierre De Geyter (1848), Heinrich Isaac (1450), Cipriano de Rore (1515), and Johannes Tinctoris (1435). After him are Charles Auguste de Bériot (1802), Alexander Agricola (1446), Johannes Ciconia (1370), Philippe Herreweghe (1947), Guillaume Lekeu (1870), and Jean Absil (1893).