Claudio Monteverdi

1567 - 1643

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Claudio Giovanni Antonio Monteverdi (baptized 15 May 1567 – 29 November 1643) was an Italian composer, string player, choirmaster, and priest. 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 1,374,514 page views. His biography is available in 73 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 68 in 2019). Claudio Monteverdi is the 40th most popular composer (down from 19th in 2019), the 112th most popular biography from Italy (down from 58th in 2019) and the 7th 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 40 out of 1,228Before him are Modest Mussorgsky, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Richard Strauss, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Camille Saint-Saëns, and Jean Sibelius. After him are Béla Bartók, Johann Strauss I, Jean-Baptiste Lully, Tomaso Albinoni, Arnold Schoenberg, and Carl Maria von Weber.

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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, Eleanor de' Medici, Willem Schouten, 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, Paul Guldin, Sophia Brahe, Hendrik Brouwer, Giovanni Baglione, Herman Wrangel, Jean du Vergier de Hauranne, Benedetto Castelli, and Frang Bardhi.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Claudio Monteverdi ranks 112 out of 4,088Before him are Sulla (-138), Pope Leo X (1475), Girolamo Savonarola (1452), Michael Collins (1930), Saint Lucy (283), and Pope Boniface VIII (1235). After him are Antonio Gramsci (1891), Terence Hill (1939), Pope Pius II (1405), Pope Pius III (1439), Gaius Marius (-157), and Andrea del Verrocchio (1435).

Among COMPOSERS In Italy

Among composers born in Italy, Claudio Monteverdi ranks 7Before him are Antonio Vivaldi (1678), Giuseppe Verdi (1813), Ennio Morricone (1928), Giacomo Puccini (1858), Gioachino Rossini (1792), and Antonio Salieri (1750). After him are Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632), Tomaso Albinoni (1671), Gaetano Donizetti (1797), Vincenzo Bellini (1801), Guido of Arezzo (991), and Domenico Scarlatti (1685).