Thomas Tallis

1502 - 1585

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Thomas Tallis (c. 1505 – 23 November 1585; also Tallys or Talles) was an English Renaissance composer who occupies a primary place in anthologies of English choral music. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Thomas Tallis has received more than 1,047,838 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Thomas Tallis is the 194th most popular composer (up from 261st in 2019), the 605th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 765th in 2019) and the 7th most popular British Composer.

Thomas Tallis is most famous for his "Lamentations of Jeremiah" which is a setting of the biblical text from Lamentations.

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Among composers, Thomas Tallis ranks 194 out of 1,228Before him are Baldassare Galuppi, Johann Joachim Quantz, Giuseppe Torelli, Alessandro Marcello, Gilles Binchois, and Jan Dismas Zelenka. After him are Jacob Obrecht, Jordi Savall, Maurizio Pollini, Niccolò Piccinni, Reinhold Glière, and André Grétry.

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Among people born in 1502, Thomas Tallis ranks 6Before him are Hurrem Sultan, Pope Gregory XIII, Atahualpa, John III of Portugal, and La Malinche. After him are Pieter Coecke van Aelst, Miguel López de Legazpi, Pedro Nunes, Anthony Maria Zaccaria, Heinrich Aldegrever, and Otto Henry, Elector Palatine. Among people deceased in 1585, Thomas Tallis ranks 5Before him are Pope Gregory XIII, Pierre de Ronsard, Andrea Gabrieli, and Yermak Timofeyevich. After him are Ismihan Sultan, Rembert Dodoens, Anne of Denmark, Electress of Saxony, Luca Cambiaso, and Nicolò da Ponte.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Thomas Tallis ranks 605 out of 6,924Before him are John Henry Newman (1801), Jane Hawking (1944), Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford (1550), John Harrison (1693), Henry Fielding (1707), and Peter Finch (1916). After him are Sir Arthur Harris, 1st Baronet (1892), Hugh Laurie (1959), Eduard Suess (1831), Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809), Samuel Richardson (1689), and Julian Huxley (1887).

Among COMPOSERS In United Kingdom

Among composers born in United Kingdom, Thomas Tallis ranks 7Before him are Edward Elgar (1857), Henry Purcell (1659), Benjamin Britten (1913), Gustav Holst (1874), John Barry (1933), and William Byrd (1543). After him are Andrew Lloyd Webber (1948), John Dunstaple (1390), Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872), Keith Emerson (1944), Eugen d'Albert (1864), and Michael Nyman (1944).