'''Marin Marais''' (; 31 May 1656, Paris - 15 August 1728, Paris) was a French composer and viol player. He studied composition with Jean-Baptiste Lully, often conducting his operas, and with master of the bass viol Monsieur de Sainte-Colombe for six months. He was hired as a musician in 1676 to the royal court of Versailles. He did quite well as court musician, and in 1679 was appointed ''ordinaire de la chambre du roy pour la viole,'' a title he kept until 1725.