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Carlo Gesualdo

1566 - 1613

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Carlo Gesualdo da Venosa (c. 30 March 1566 – 8 September 1613) was Prince of Venosa and Count of Conza. As a composer he is known for writing madrigals and pieces of sacred music that use a chromatic language not heard again until the late 19th century. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Carlo Gesualdo has received more than 728,263 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Carlo Gesualdo is the 94th most popular composer (up from 99th in 2019), the 416th most popular biography from Italy (up from 425th in 2019) and the 20th most popular Italian Composer.

Carlo Gesualdo was a 17th century Italian composer who is most famous for murdering his wife and her lover, and then committing suicide.

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Among composers, Carlo Gesualdo ranks 94 out of 1,216Before him are John Cage, Leonard Bernstein, Pietro Mascagni, Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart, Luigi Cherubini, and Léo Delibes. After him are Jacopo Peri, Arvo Pärt, Ruggero Leoncavallo, Marc-Antoine Charpentier, Paul Hindemith, and Wilhelm Friedemann Bach.

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Among people born in 1566, Carlo Gesualdo ranks 4Before him are Mehmed III, James VI and I, and Sigismund III Vasa. After him are Isabella Clara Eugenia, Giambattista Basile, Abraham Bloemaert, Mary Magdalene de' Pazzi, Jan Jesenius, Giovanni Baglione, Sendivogius, and Marie of the Incarnation. Among people deceased in 1613, Carlo Gesualdo ranks 1After him are Sigismund Báthory, Anton Praetorius, Mateo Alemán, Gabriel Báthory, Ivan Susanin, Henry Julius, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg, Johann Bauhin, Cigoli, Giovanni Artusi, Hypatius Pociej, and Mathurin Régnier.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Carlo Gesualdo ranks 416 out of 4,668Before him are Pope Eutychian (300), Albano Carrisi (1943), Luigi Cherubini (1760), Lorenzo Valla (1407), Pope Adeodatus II (610), and Pope Clement III (1130). After him are Pope Nicholas III (1215), Dino Zoff (1942), Tinto Brass (1933), Philolaus (-470), Pope Marcellus I (255), and Amadeo I of Spain (1845).

Among COMPOSERS In Italy

Among composers born in Italy, Carlo Gesualdo ranks 20Before him are Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710), Alessandro Scarlatti (1660), Nino Rota (1911), Luigi Boccherini (1743), Pietro Mascagni (1863), and Luigi Cherubini (1760). After him are Jacopo Peri (1561), Ruggero Leoncavallo (1857), Muzio Clementi (1752), Giulio Caccini (1551), Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583), and Giovanni Gabrieli (1557).