Claudio Monteverdi

1567 - 1643

Claudio Monteverdi

Claudio Giovanni Antonio Monteverdi (, also US: ; Italian: [ˈklaudjo monteˈverdi] (listen); 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 1,173,532 page views. His biography is available in 68 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 19th most popular composer.

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Among composers, Claudio Monteverdi ranks 19 out of 1,008Before him are Johannes Brahms, Robert Schumann, Giacomo Puccini, Edvard Grieg, Antonín Dvořák, and Igor Stravinsky. After him are Claude Debussy, Hector Berlioz, Georges Bizet, Gioachino Rossini, Bedřich Smetana, and Felix Mendelssohn.

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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, Sanada Yukimura, Infanta Catherine Michelle of Spain, 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, Giovanni Baglione, Hendrik Brouwer, Herman Wrangel, Jean du Vergier de Hauranne, Frang Bardhi, and Benedetto Castelli.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Claudio Monteverdi ranks 58 out of 3,282Before him are Pope Clement VII (1478), Benedict of Nursia (480), Mark Antony (-83), Pope Gregory I (540), Pompey (-106), and Saint Valentine (226). After him are Juan Carlos I of Spain (1938), Tacitus (54), Federico Fellini (1920), Pope Gregory XIII (1502), Pope Pius XI (1857), and Evangelista Torricelli (1608).

Among COMPOSERS In Italy

Among composers born in Italy, Claudio Monteverdi ranks 4Before him are Antonio Vivaldi (1678), Giuseppe Verdi (1813), and Giacomo Puccini (1858). After him are Gioachino Rossini (1792), Antonio Salieri (1750), Ennio Morricone (1928), Gaetano Donizetti (1797), Tomaso Albinoni (1671), Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632), Vincenzo Bellini (1801), and Domenico Scarlatti (1685).

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