Antonio Vivaldi

1678 - 1741

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Antonio Lucio Vivaldi (UK: , US: ; Italian: [anˈtɔːnjo ˈluːtʃo viˈvaldi] (listen); 4 March 1678 – 28 July 1741) was an Italian Baroque composer, virtuoso violinist, teacher, impresario, and Roman Catholic priest. Born in Venice, the capital of the Venetian Republic, Vivaldi is regarded as one of the greatest Baroque composers. His influence during his lifetime was widespread across Europe, giving origin to many imitators and admirers and was paramount in the development of Johann Sebastian Bach's instrumental music and the French concerto (Michel Corrette, Jean-Joseph de Mondonville, Louis-Nicholas Clérambault). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Antonio Vivaldi has received more than 4,357,158 page views. His biography is available in 137 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 133 in 2019). Antonio Vivaldi is the 5th most popular composer (down from 4th in 2019), the 11th most popular biography from Italy and the most popular 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 1,216Before him are Ludwig van Beethoven, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Johann Sebastian Bach, and Frédéric Chopin. After him are Giuseppe Verdi, Franz Schubert, Joseph Haydn, Richard Wagner, George Frideric Handel, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, and Johannes Brahms.

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

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Antonio Vivaldi ranks 11 out of 4,668Before him are Julius Caesar (-100), Archimedes (-287), Michelangelo (1475), Dante Alighieri (1265), Augustus (-63), and Raphael (1483). After him are Niccolò Machiavelli (1469), Thomas Aquinas (1225), Benito Mussolini (1883), Giuseppe Verdi (1813), Cicero (-106), and Virgil (-70).

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), Antonio Salieri (1750), Guido of Arezzo (991), Gaetano Donizetti (1797), Tomaso Albinoni (1671), Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632), and Domenico Scarlatti (1685).