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Arrigo Boito

1842 - 1918

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Arrigo Boito (Italian: [arˈriːɡo ˈbɔito]; 24 February 1842 – 10 June 1918) (whose original name was Enrico Giuseppe Giovanni Boito and who wrote essays under the anagrammatic pseudonym of Tobia Gorrio) was an Italian poet, journalist, novelist, librettist and composer, best known today for his libretti, especially those for Giuseppe Verdi's last two monumental operas Otello and Falstaff (not to mention Amilcare Ponchielli's operatic masterpiece La Gioconda) and his own opera Mefistofele. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Arrigo Boito has received more than 169,587 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Arrigo Boito is the 791st most popular writer (up from 817th in 2019), the 950th most popular biography from Italy (down from 912th 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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Among writers, Arrigo Boito ranks 791 out of 5,755Before him are John Jacob Astor IV, Bettina von Arnim, Artemidorus, John Fante, Wilhelm Hauff, and Peter Weiss. After him are Alejo Carpentier, Johann Kaspar Lavater, Fyodor Tyutchev, Ibn Hawqal, Wole Soyinka, and Nonnus.

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Among people born in 1842, Arrigo Boito ranks 15Before him are Dominic Savio, Josef Breuer, Camille Flammarion, Paul Lafargue, Archduke Ludwig Viktor of Austria, and James Dewar. After him are Ambrose Bierce, Hermann Cohen, Carl von Linde, Georg Brandes, Karl Robert Eduard von Hartmann, and Sophus Lie. Among people deceased in 1918, Arrigo Boito ranks 34Before him are Ferdinand Hodler, Fanny Kaplan, Edmond Rostand, Paul Vidal de La Blache, Frederick Trump, and Ernesto Teodoro Moneta. After him are Hermann Cohen, Frank Wedekind, Lili Boulanger, Aleksandr Lyapunov, Charles-Émile Reynaud, and Eusebi Güell.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Arrigo Boito ranks 950 out of 4,668Before him are Antipope Anacletus II (1090), Francesco Guicciardini (1483), Guy III of Spoleto (900), Alessandro Marcello (1673), Ernesto Teodoro Moneta (1833), and Lucia Bosè (1931). After him are Archduchess Maria Clementina of Austria (1777), Frances of Rome (1384), Marcus Atilius Regulus (-299), Gabriele Falloppio (1523), Eros Ramazzotti (1963), and Carla Bruni (1967).

Among WRITERS In Italy

Among writers born in Italy, Arrigo Boito ranks 66Before him are Epicharmus of Kos (-524), Marie Mancini (1639), Natalia Ginzburg (1916), Venantius Fortunatus (530), Cesare Pavese (1908), and Italo Svevo (1861). After him are Theognis of Megara (-570), Emilio Salgari (1862), Stesichorus (-630), Antonio Tabucchi (1943), Valerius Maximus (-100), and Ibycus (-600).