WRITER

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 141,392 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Arrigo Boito is the 817th most popular writer (down from 620th in 2019), the 912th most popular biography from Italy (down from 700th in 2019) and the 63rd 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

Among writers, Arrigo Boito ranks 817 out of 5,794Before him are John Fowles, Pope Dionysius of Alexandria, Madame de La Fayette, Anne Rice, Milorad Pavić, and Peter Weiss. After him are Ann Radcliffe, Jacinto Benavente, Chevalier d'Éon, Nonnus, Carlos Ruiz Zafón, and Jaroslav Seifert.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1842, Arrigo Boito ranks 17Before him are Paul Lafargue, Dominic Savio, Ambrose Bierce, Osborne Reynolds, Georg Brandes, and Archduke Ludwig Viktor of Austria. After him are Hermann Cohen, Karl Robert Eduard von Hartmann, Sophus Lie, Carl von Linde, Vasily Vereshchagin, and Okita Sōji. Among people deceased in 1918, Arrigo Boito ranks 32Before him are Roland Garros, Fanny Kaplan, Edmond Rostand, Ferdinand Hodler, Niko Pirosmani, and Frank Wedekind. After him are Hermann Cohen, Frederick Trump, Paul Vidal de La Blache, Aleksandr Lyapunov, Ernesto Teodoro Moneta, and Lili Boulanger.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Arrigo Boito ranks 912 out of 4,088Before him are Nicola Amati (1596), Ludovico Einaudi (1955), Constantius Gallus (325), Eduard von Böhm-Ermolli (1856), Gino Bartali (1914), and Raimondo Montecuccoli (1609). After him are Maurizio Pollini (1942), Raffaella Carrà (1943), Hugo Pratt (1927), Niccolò Piccinni (1728), Ildibad (450), and Dionysius II of Syracuse (-397).

Among WRITERS In Italy

Among writers born in Italy, Arrigo Boito ranks 63Before him are Gnaeus Naevius (-275), Marie Mancini (1639), Andrea Camilleri (1925), Vittoria Colonna (1490), Curzio Malaparte (1898), and Cesare Pavese (1908). After him are Theognis of Megara (-570), Salvatore Quasimodo (1901), Quintus Tullius Cicero (-102), Pietro Bembo (1470), Venantius Fortunatus (530), and Gaius Lucilius (-180).