Arrigo Boito

1842 - 1918

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Arrigo Boito (Italian: [arˈriːɡo ˈbɔito]; born Enrico Giuseppe Giovanni Boito; 24 February 1842 – 10 June 1918) was an Italian librettist, composer, poet and critic whose only completed opera was Mefistofele. Among the operas for which he wrote the libretti are Giuseppe Verdi's monumental last two operas Otello and Falstaff as well as Amilcare Ponchielli's La Gioconda. Along with Emilio Praga and his brother Camillo Boito, he is regarded as one of the prominent representatives of the Scapigliatura (Italian bohemian) artistic movement. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Arrigo Boito has received more than 197,114 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Arrigo Boito is the 773rd most popular writer (up from 785th in 2019), the 933rd most popular biography from Italy (up from 947th in 2019) and the 66th most popular Italian Writer.

Arrigo Boito was an Italian poet and composer. He is most famous for his libretto for Giuseppe Verdi's opera "Otello".

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Notable Works

Opere letterarie
Novelle e riviste drammatiche
Le novelle


Among writers, Arrigo Boito ranks 773 out of 7,302Before him are Neal Cassady, Aelia Eudocia, Masaru Emoto, Gregory of Narek, Antoine Galland, and Alfred, Lord Tennyson. After him are William McMaster Murdoch, Valerius Maximus, Alexander Blok, Eleanor Marx, V. S. Naipaul, and Demetrius Vikelas.

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Among people born in 1842, Arrigo Boito ranks 16Before him are Josef Breuer, Camille Flammarion, Paul Lafargue, Archduke Ludwig Viktor of Austria, Okita Sōji, and Hermann Cohen. After him are Georg Brandes, Vasily Vereshchagin, Giovanni Giolitti, James Dewar, Ambrose Bierce, and Sophus Lie. Among people deceased in 1918, Arrigo Boito ranks 34Before him are Lavr Kornilov, César Cui, Frederick Trump, Ferdinand Hodler, Edmond Rostand, and Hermann Cohen. After him are Paul Vidal de La Blache, Frank Wedekind, Lili Boulanger, István Tisza, Eusebi Güell, and Andrew Dickson White.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Arrigo Boito ranks 933 out of 5,161Before him are Sandro Pertini (1896), Andrea Luchesi (1741), Natalia Ginzburg (1916), Carla Bruni (1967), Eleonora Gonzaga (1630), and Maximilian Sforza (1493). After him are Valerius Maximus (-100), Alberto Sordi (1920), François Gérard (1770), Melania the Younger (383), Pope Leo VIII (900), and Ferdinand Philippe, Duke of Orléans (1810).

Among WRITERS In Italy

Among writers born in Italy, Arrigo Boito ranks 66Before him are Veronica Franco (1546), Emilio Salgari (1862), Theognis of Megara (-570), Epicharmus of Kos (-524), Antonio Tabucchi (1943), and Natalia Ginzburg (1916). After him are Valerius Maximus (-100), Marie Mancini (1639), Cesare Pavese (1908), Ibycus (-600), Pietro Bembo (1470), and Italo Svevo (1861).