Alessandro Scarlatti

1660 - 1725

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Pietro Alessandro Gaspare Scarlatti (2 May 1660 – 22 October 1725) was an Italian Baroque composer, known especially for his operas and chamber cantatas. He is considered the most important representative of the Neapolitan school of opera. Nicknamed by his contemporaries "the Italian Orpheus", he divided his career between Naples and Rome, where he received his training; a significant part of his works was composed for the papal city. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alessandro Scarlatti has received more than 496,201 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 53 in 2019). Alessandro Scarlatti is the 69th most popular composer (up from 70th in 2019), the 317th most popular biography from Italy (down from 280th in 2019) and the 14th most popular Italian Composer.

Alessandro Scarlatti is most famous for his operas.

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Over the past year Alessandro Scarlatti has had the most page views in the with 48,964 views, followed by Italian (22,856), and French (17,967). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Icelandic (52.46%), Maltese (51.04%), and French (44.17%)


Among composers, Alessandro Scarlatti ranks 69 out of 1,451Before him are Dieterich Buxtehude, Jules Massenet, Leonard Bernstein, Charles Gounod, Anton Webern, and Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach. After him are John Williams, Stefania Turkewich, Alexander Scriabin, Gabriel Fauré, Franz Lehár, and Alexander Borodin.

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Among people born in 1660, Alessandro Scarlatti ranks 3Before him are Daniel Defoe, and George I of Great Britain. After him are Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough, Maria Anna Victoria of Bavaria, André Campra, Hans Sloane, Veronica Giuliani, Johann Kuhnau, Andreas Schlüter, Johann Joseph Fux, and Johann Patkul. Among people deceased in 1725, Alessandro Scarlatti ranks 2Before him is Peter the Great. After him are Chikamatsu Monzaemon, Mahmud Hotak, Arai Hakuseki, René de Froulay de Tessé, Christian August of Saxe-Zeitz, José Benito de Churriguera, Sulkhan-Saba Orbeliani, and Jonathan Wild.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Alessandro Scarlatti ranks 317 out of 5,161Before him are Marsilio Ficino (1433), Catiline (-109), Dario Fo (1926), Pierre Cardin (1922), Zita of Bourbon-Parma (1892), and Pope Cornelius (200). After him are Giorgio Napolitano (1925), Pope John XII (937), Lorenzo Ghiberti (1378), Dino Zoff (1942), Pope Paschal II (1050), and Pope Alexander I (100).

Among COMPOSERS In Italy

Among composers born in Italy, Alessandro Scarlatti ranks 14Before him are Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632), Gaetano Donizetti (1797), Vincenzo Bellini (1801), Tomaso Albinoni (1671), Domenico Scarlatti (1685), and Antonio Salieri (1750). After him are Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710), Nino Rota (1911), Luigi Cherubini (1760), Luigi Boccherini (1743), Pietro Mascagni (1863), and Ruggero Leoncavallo (1857).