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date: 18 January 2020

Couperin familylocked

  • David Fuller,
  • Bruce Gustafson
  •  and Edward Higginbottom


French family of musicians. One of the great dynasties of music, the Couperins were active in and around Paris as professional musicians from the late 16th century to the mid-19th. They were particularly linked with the church of St Gervais, where for 173 years members of the family occupied the organ loft.

Couperin, Louis (b Chaumes-en-Brie, c1626; d Paris, Aug 29, 1661)

Couperin (i), François (b Chaumes-en-Brie, c1631; d Paris, 1708–12)

Couperin (ii), Charles (b Chaumes-en-Brie, bap. April 9, 1638; d Paris, between 15 Jan and Feb 26, 1679)

Couperin [le grand], François (ii) (b Paris, Nov 10, 1668; d Paris, Sept 11, 1733)

Couperin, Marguerite-Louise (b Paris, 1675–6 or 1678–9; d Versailles, May 30, 1728)

Couperin, Nicolas (b Paris, Dec 20, 1680; d Paris, July 25, 1748)

Couperin, Marguerite-Antoinette (b Paris, Sept 19, 1705; d Paris...

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