Antonio Vivaldi

1678 - 1741

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Antonio Lucio Vivaldi (4 March 1678 – 28 July 1741) was an Italian composer, virtuoso violinist and impresario of Baroque music. Along with Johann Sebastian Bach and George Frideric Handel, Vivaldi ranks amongst the greatest Baroque composers and his influence during his lifetime was widespread across Europe, giving origin to many imitators and admirers. He pioneered many developments in orchestration, violin technique and programmatic music. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Antonio Vivaldi has received more than 5,759,331 page views. His biography is available in 142 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 137 in 2019). Antonio Vivaldi is the 5th most popular composer, the 11th most popular biography from Italy and the most popular Italian Composer.

Antonio Vivaldi is most famous for composing a series of concertos called The Four Seasons.

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Among composers, Antonio Vivaldi ranks 5 out of 1,451Before him are Ludwig van Beethoven, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Johann Sebastian Bach, and Frédéric Chopin. After him are Giuseppe Verdi, Richard Wagner, Joseph Haydn, Franz Schubert, George Frideric Handel, Robert Schumann, and Antonín Dvořák.

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Among people born in 1678, Antonio Vivaldi ranks 1After him are Joseph I, Holy Roman Emperor, Yongzheng Emperor, Amaro Pargo, Louis Alexandre, Count of Toulouse, Filippo Juvarra, Peter Lacy, Francesco Farnese, Duke of Parma, Karl Leopold, Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Adrien Maurice de Noailles, Abraham Darby I, and Jakob Hermann. Among people deceased in 1741, Antonio Vivaldi ranks 1After him are Vitus Bering, Ulrika Eleonora, Queen of Sweden, Pauline Félicité de Mailly-Nesle, Archduchess Maria Elisabeth of Austria, Johann Joseph Fux, Wirich Philipp von Daun, Elisabeth Therese of Lorraine, Jean-Baptiste Rousseau, Anna Maria Franziska of Saxe-Lauenburg, Bernard de Montfaucon, and Victor Amadeus I, Prince of Carignano.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Antonio Vivaldi ranks 11 out of 5,161Before him are Julius Caesar (-100), Michelangelo (1475), Archimedes (-287), Dante Alighieri (1265), Augustus (-63), and Raphael (1483). After him are Niccolò Machiavelli (1469), Giuseppe Verdi (1813), Commodus (161), Thomas Aquinas (1225), Benito Mussolini (1883), and Cicero (-106).

Among COMPOSERS In Italy

Among composers born in Italy, Antonio Vivaldi ranks 1After him are Giuseppe Verdi (1813), Giacomo Puccini (1858), Gioachino Rossini (1792), Claudio Monteverdi (1567), Ennio Morricone (1928), Guido of Arezzo (991), Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632), Gaetano Donizetti (1797), Vincenzo Bellini (1801), Tomaso Albinoni (1671), and Domenico Scarlatti (1685).