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Farinelli (Italian pronunciation: [fariˈnɛlli]; 24 January 1705 – 16 September 1782) was the stage name of Carlo Maria Michelangelo Nicola Broschi (pronounced [ˈkarlo ˈbrɔski]), a celebrated Italian castrato singer of the 18th century and one of the greatest singers in the history of opera. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Farinelli has received more than 682,836 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia. Farinelli is the 21st most popular singer (up from 24th in 2019), the 212th most popular biography from Italy (up from 240th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Italian Singer.

Farinelli was a famous castrato singer in the 18th century. He is most famous for his singing voice, which was said to be the most beautiful in all of Europe.

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Among singers, Farinelli ranks 21 out of 3,528Before him are Julio Iglesias, Jim Morrison, Montserrat Caballé, Demis Roussos, Adriano Celentano, and Enrico Caruso. After him are Mick Jagger, Barbra Streisand, Tupac Shakur, Johnny Cash, Agnetha Fältskog, and Serge Gainsbourg.

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Among people born in 1705, Farinelli ranks 2Before him is Pope Clement XIV. After him are Karim Khan Zand, Leopold Joseph von Daun, Charles-André van Loo, Jean-Baptiste Charles Bouvet de Lozier, David Hartley, Jacques-François Blondel, Peter Artedi, Maximilian Ulysses Browne, Gerhard Friedrich Müller, and Philipp Stamma. Among people deceased in 1782, Farinelli ranks 2Before him is Daniel Bernoulli. After him are Johann Christian Bach, Anne Bonny, Pietro Metastasio, Jacques de Vaucanson, Sebastião José de Carvalho e Melo, 1st Marquis of Pombal, Louisa Ulrika of Prussia, Taksin, Ange-Jacques Gabriel, Anna Göldi, and Sophie of France.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Farinelli ranks 212 out of 4,668Before him are Pertinax (126), Pope Clement IX (1600), Otho (32), Adriano Celentano (1938), Enrico Caruso (1873), and Sergio Leone (1929). After him are Pope Urban III (1200), Pope Leo III (750), Pope Marcellus II (1501), Marie de' Medici (1575), Pliny the Younger (61), and Pope Honorius III (1148).

Among SINGERS In Italy

Among singers born in Italy, Farinelli ranks 4Before him are Luciano Pavarotti (1935), Adriano Celentano (1938), and Enrico Caruso (1873). After him are Andrea Bocelli (1958), Toto Cutugno (1943), Albano Carrisi (1943), Salvatore Adamo (1943), Gigliola Cinquetti (1947), Renata Tebaldi (1922), Domenico Modugno (1928), and Mina (1940).