Amilcare Ponchielli

1834 - 1886

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Amilcare Ponchielli (US: , Italian: [aˈmilkare poŋˈkjɛlli]; 31 August 1834 – 16 January 1886) was an Italian opera composer, best known for his opera La Gioconda. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Amilcare Ponchielli has received more than 240,427 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia. Amilcare Ponchielli is the 173rd most popular composer (up from 174th in 2019), the 840th most popular biography from Italy (down from 832nd in 2019) and the 36th most popular Italian Composer.

Amilcare Ponchielli is most famous for his ballet "La Gioconda."

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Among composers, Amilcare Ponchielli ranks 173 out of 1,451Before him are Léonin, Pietro Locatelli, Baldassare Galuppi, Jan Dismas Zelenka, Henry Mancini, and Hugo Wolf. After him are Jordi Savall, Dmitry Kabalevsky, Gustav Holst, Francesca Caccini, Luciano Berio, and Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck.

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Among people born in 1834, Amilcare Ponchielli ranks 11Before him are John Venn, Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, William Morris, Duchess Helene in Bavaria, Léon Walras, and August Weismann. After him are Jan Neruda, Julia Pastrana, Johann Philipp Reis, Norodom of Cambodia, Vasily Perov, and Aleksis Kivi. Among people deceased in 1886, Amilcare Ponchielli ranks 8Before him are Ramakrishna, Ludwig II of Bavaria, Leopold von Ranke, Emily Dickinson, Chester A. Arthur, and John Deere. After him are Otto Wilhelm Hermann von Abich, Alexander Ostrovsky, Ilya Ulyanov, Pierre-Jules Hetzel, Alexander Butlerov, and Lydia Koidula.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Amilcare Ponchielli ranks 840 out of 5,161Before him are Julia (-76), Galeazzo Maria Sforza (1444), Riccardo Giacconi (1931), Andrea Pisano (1290), Federico Barocci (1535), and Jacobus da Varagine (1228). After him are Pope Leo V (870), Federico da Montefeltro (1422), Francesca da Rimini (1259), Gian Gastone de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (1671), François Grimaldi (1201), and Cosimo II de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (1590).

Among COMPOSERS In Italy

Among composers born in Italy, Amilcare Ponchielli ranks 36Before him are Vincenzo Galilei (1520), Ferruccio Busoni (1866), Giovanni Paisiello (1740), Vittorio Monti (1868), Pietro Locatelli (1695), and Baldassare Galuppi (1706). After him are Francesca Caccini (1587), Luciano Berio (1925), Francesco Cavalli (1602), Giuseppe Torelli (1658), Leonardo Vinci (1690), and Andrea Luchesi (1741).