Francesca Caccini

1587 - 1640

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Francesca Caccini ([franˈtʃeska katˈtʃiːni]; 18 September 1587 – between 1641 and 1645 most likely; or she may have remarried.) was an Italian composer, singer, lutenist, poet, and music teacher of the early Baroque era. She was also known by the nickname "La Cecchina" [la tʃekˈkiːna], given to her by the Florentines and probably a diminutive of "Francesca". She was the daughter of Giulio Caccini. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Francesca Caccini has received more than 182,614 page views. Her biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Francesca Caccini is the 177th most popular composer (up from 201st in 2019), the 863rd most popular biography from Italy (up from 927th in 2019) and the 37th most popular Italian Composer.

Francesca Caccini is most famous for being the first female composer to be published in Italy.

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Among composers, Francesca Caccini ranks 177 out of 1,451Before her are Henry Mancini, Hugo Wolf, Amilcare Ponchielli, Jordi Savall, Dmitry Kabalevsky, and Gustav Holst. After her are Luciano Berio, Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, Francesco Cavalli, Giuseppe Torelli, Philip Glass, and Sigismond Thalberg.

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Among people born in 1587, Francesca Caccini ranks 1After her are Victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy, Joost van den Vondel, Gaspar de Guzmán, Count-Duke of Olivares, Jan Pieterszoon Coen, Samuel Scheidt, Stefano Landi, Virginia Centurione Bracelli, Magdalene of Bavaria, Esaias van de Velde, Ferdinando Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua, and Johannes Fabricius. Among people deceased in 1640, Francesca Caccini ranks 4Before her are Peter Paul Rubens, Murad IV, and George William, Elector of Brandenburg. After her are Uriel da Costa, Giuseppe Cesari, Hezârfen Ahmed Çelebi, Jindřich Matyáš Thurn, Vittoria Aleotti, Wilhelm Kettler, Alessandro Salvio, and Charles, Duke of Guise.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Francesca Caccini ranks 863 out of 5,161Before her are Marcus Claudius Tacitus (200), Francesco Maria Grimaldi (1618), Salvator Rosa (1615), Gentile da Fabriano (1370), Archduke Joseph, Palatine of Hungary (1776), and Tarcisio Bertone (1934). After her are Scholastica (480), Pupienus (170), Luciano Berio (1925), Francesco Hayez (1791), Veronica Franco (1546), and Lentulus Batiatus (-200).

Among COMPOSERS In Italy

Among composers born in Italy, Francesca Caccini ranks 37Before her are Ferruccio Busoni (1866), Giovanni Paisiello (1740), Vittorio Monti (1868), Pietro Locatelli (1695), Baldassare Galuppi (1706), and Amilcare Ponchielli (1834). After her are Luciano Berio (1925), Francesco Cavalli (1602), Giuseppe Torelli (1658), Leonardo Vinci (1690), Andrea Luchesi (1741), and Umberto Giordano (1867).