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Claudio Monteverdi

1567 - 1643

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Claudio Giovanni Antonio Monteverdi (baptized 15 May 1567 – 29 November 1643) was an Italian composer, choirmaster and string player. A composer of both secular and sacred music, and a pioneer in the development of opera, he is considered a crucial transitional figure between the Renaissance and Baroque periods of music history. Born in Cremona, where he undertook his first musical studies and compositions, Monteverdi developed his career first at the court of Mantua (c. 1590–1613) and then until his death in the Republic of Venice where he was maestro di cappella at the basilica of San Marco. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Claudio Monteverdi has received more than 1,561,723 page views. His biography is available in 72 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 73 in 2019). Claudio Monteverdi is the 21st most popular composer (up from 40th in 2019), the 54th most popular biography from Italy (up from 112th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Italian Composer.

Claudio Monteverdi is most famous for his opera "L'Orfeo" which was one of the first operas ever written.

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Among composers, Claudio Monteverdi ranks 21 out of 1,216Before him are Robert Schumann, Antonín Dvořák, Gioachino Rossini, Igor Stravinsky, Edvard Grieg, and Felix Mendelssohn. After him are Georges Bizet, Claude Debussy, Hector Berlioz, Bedřich Smetana, Ennio Morricone, and Antonio Salieri.

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Among people born in 1567, Claudio Monteverdi ranks 1After him are Francis de Sales, Maurice, Prince of Orange, Date Masamune, Samuel de Champlain, Infanta Catherine Michelle of Spain, Sanada Yukimura, Jacques Clément, Willem Schouten, Eleanor de' Medici, Jindřich Matyáš Thurn, and Honoré d'Urfé. Among people deceased in 1643, Claudio Monteverdi ranks 2Before him is Louis XIII of France. After him are Hong Taiji, Girolamo Frescobaldi, Sophia Brahe, Paul Guldin, Giovanni Baglione, François Duquesnoy, Hendrik Brouwer, Herman Wrangel, Tawaraya Sōtatsu, and Jean du Vergier de Hauranne.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Claudio Monteverdi ranks 54 out of 4,668Before him are Ötzi (-3345), Catherine de' Medici (1519), Pope Gregory I (540), Zeno of Elea (-490), Pope Pius XII (1876), and Evangelista Torricelli (1608). After him are Sophia Loren (1934), Empedocles (-490), Federico Fellini (1920), Fibonacci (1170), Lucretius (-94), and Pope Clement VII (1478).

Among COMPOSERS In Italy

Among composers born in Italy, Claudio Monteverdi ranks 5Before him are Antonio Vivaldi (1678), Giuseppe Verdi (1813), Giacomo Puccini (1858), and Gioachino Rossini (1792). After him are Ennio Morricone (1928), Antonio Salieri (1750), Guido of Arezzo (991), Gaetano Donizetti (1797), Tomaso Albinoni (1671), Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632), and Domenico Scarlatti (1685).