Thomas Tallis

1502 - 1585

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Thomas Tallis (c. 1505 – 23 November 1585; also Tallys or Talles) was an English composer of High Renaissance music. His compositions are primarily vocal, and he 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 1,127,721 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia. Thomas Tallis is the 246th most popular composer (down from 194th in 2019), the 780th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 604th in 2019) and the 7th most popular 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 246 out of 1,216Before him are Emmanuel Chabrier, Ion Ivanovici, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Carl Stamitz, Fromental Halévy, and Anton Arensky. After him are Johann Christoph Bach, Ignaz Pleyel, Friedrich Kuhlau, Franz Xaver Gruber, Albert Roussel, and Jacques Ibert.

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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, Otto Henry, Elector Palatine, and Heinrich Aldegrever. Among people deceased in 1585, Thomas Tallis ranks 6Before him are Pope Gregory XIII, Ismihan Sultan, Yermak Timofeyevich, Pierre de Ronsard, and Andrea Gabrieli. After him are Anne of Denmark, Electress of Saxony, Rembert Dodoens, Luca Cambiaso, and Nicolò da Ponte.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Thomas Tallis ranks 780 out of 7,765Before him are William Lassell (1799), Henry Fielding (1707), John of Salisbury (1110), Frederick Fleet (1887), Richard Laurence Millington Synge (1914), and James Macpherson (1736). After him are John Langdon Down (1828), Imelda Staunton (1956), John Gielgud (1904), Guy Ritchie (1968), John William Polidori (1795), and Saint Malachy (1094).

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), Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872), Keith Emerson (1944), Eugen d'Albert (1864), John Dunstaple (1390), and Michael Nyman (1944).