Famous 17th Century French Musicians

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Jean-Baptiste Lully
(French Composer, Instrumentalist, and Dancer)
Jean-Baptiste Lully
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Birthdate: November 28, 1632
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Florence, Italy
Died: March 22, 1687

Born to Italian parents, Jean-Baptiste Lully grew up to be a legendary composer who ruled the French courts. He started his journey as a violinist in Louis XIV’s band and later came to be known for his tragic operas. He had also apparently invented the French overture.

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François Couperin
(Former Composer who was known as Couperin le Grand ()
François Couperin
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Birthdate: November 10, 1668
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: September 11, 1733
Marc-Antoine Charpentier
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Birthdate: 1643 AD
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: February 24, 1704
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Marin Marais
(Composer)
Marin Marais
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Birthdate: May 31, 1656
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: August 15, 1728
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Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre
(French Musician, Harpsichordist and Was the First Woman to Compose an Opera in France)
Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre
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Birthdate: March 17, 1665
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: June 27, 1729

Elisabeth-Claude Jacquet De La Guerre was a French musician, harpsichordist, and composer. Born into a family of musicians and master instrument-makers, she received her initial musical training from her father. She worked as a musician in the court of Louis XIV, the Sun King. Following her marriage to organist Marin de La Guerre, she taught and composed music. 

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Jean-Joseph Mouret
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Birthdate: April 11, 1682
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Avignon, France
Died: December 22, 1738
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Pierre Beauchamp
(French Choreographer, Dancer and Composer)
Pierre Beauchamp
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Birthdate: October 30, 1631
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Versailles, France
Died: January 31, 1705

Pierre Beauchamp was a French dancer, choreographer, and composer. It is widely believed that he invented Beauchamp–Feuillet notation, a system of dance notation. He served as the director of the famous Académie Royale de Danse and later worked as a ballet master at the prestigious Paris Opera. Pierre Beauchamp played a key role in the development of baroque dance.

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Georg Muffat
(Composer)
Georg Muffat
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Birthdate: June 1, 1653
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Megève, France
Died: February 23, 1704
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Louis Couperin
(Composer)
Louis Couperin
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Birthdate: 1626 AD
Birthplace: Chaumes-en-Brie, France
Died: August 29, 1661
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Louis-Claude Daquin
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Birthdate: July 4, 1694
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: June 15, 1772
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André Campra
(Composer)
André Campra
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Birthdate: December 4, 1660
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Aix-en-Provence, France
Died: June 29, 1744
Joseph Bodin de Boismortier
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Birthdate: December 23, 1689
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Thionville, France
Died: October 28, 1755
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Michel Richard Delalande
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Birthdate: December 15, 1657
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: June 18, 1726
Louis-Nicolas Clérambault
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Birthdate: December 19, 1676
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: October 28, 1749
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Jean-Féry Rebel
(Composer and Violinist)
Jean-Féry Rebel
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Birthdate: April 18, 1666
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: January 2, 1747
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Claude Le Jeune
(Composer)
Claude Le Jeune
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Birthdate: 1528 AD
Birthplace: Valenciennes, France
Died: September 26, 1600
Jacques-Martin Hotteterre
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Birthdate: September 29, 1674
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: July 16, 1763
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Jacques Champion de Chambonnières
(French Harpsichordist and Composer)
Jacques Champion de Chambonnières
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Birthdate: 1601 AD
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1672 AD

Jacques Champion de Chambonnières was a French dancer, harpsichordist, and composer. Regarded as one of the greatest musicians of his generation, Chambonnières served as a court harpsichordist in Paris. He also taught music and played a key role in the advancement of the French harpsichord school. He also played a major role in the formation of the Couperin musical dynasty.

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Nicolas de Grigny
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Birthdate: September 8, 1672
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Reims, France
Died: November 30, 1703
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Denis Gaultier
(Composer)
Denis Gaultier
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Birthdate: 1603 AD
Birthplace: France
Died: December 31, 1672
Michel Pignolet de Montéclair
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Birthdate: December 4, 1667
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Andelot-Blancheville, France
Died: September 22, 1737
André Cardinal Destouches
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Birthdate: April 6, 1672
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: February 7, 1749
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Jean Titelouze
(Composer)
Jean Titelouze
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Birthdate: 1562 AD
Birthplace: Saint-Omer, France
Died: October 24, 1633
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Robert Cambert
(Composer)
Robert Cambert
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Birthdate: 1628 AD
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 1677 AD