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Rameau, Jean Philippe (1683-1764), French composer, produced his first piece at Avignon, where he afterwards became organist. He published in 1722 his Treatise on Harmony, and in 1750 his great work, Demonstration of the Principle of Harmony, appeared, and made him famous. He was called to Paris, and while there composed numerous works for the theatre; some of them being of great excellence.