Francesco Araja

1709 - 1770

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Francesco Domenico Araja (or Araia, Russian: Арайя) (June 25, 1709 in Naples, Kingdom of Sicily – between 1762 and 1770 in Bologna, States of the Church) was an Italian composer who spent 25 years in Russia and wrote at least 14 operas for the Russian Imperial Court including Tsefal i Prokris, the first opera in Russian. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Francesco Araja has received more than 24,918 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Francesco Araja is the 807th most popular composer (down from 768th in 2019), the 2,548th most popular biography from Italy (down from 2,302nd in 2019) and the 136th most popular Italian Composer.

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Among composers, Francesco Araja ranks 807 out of 1,228Before him are Joseph Szigeti, Eduard Artemyev, Paul Ben-Haim, Koichi Sugiyama, Vissarion Shebalin, and Anthony van Hoboken. After him are Thomas Morley, Joseph Canteloube, Giovanni Artusi, Charles Burney, Ramin Djawadi, and Amy Beach.

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Among people born in 1709, Francesco Araja ranks 19Before him are Tokugawa Ietsugu, Franz Xaver Richter, Johann Georg Gmelin, Charles de Brosses, Alexei Razumovsky, and John Cleland. After him are Giovanni Domenico Maraldi, Antonio Rinaldi, Ernst Ludwig II, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen, and Charles Avison. Among people deceased in 1770, Francesco Araja ranks 13Before him are Thomas Chatterton, Jean-Antoine Nollet, Marie-Anne de Cupis de Camargo, George Grenville, George Whitefield, and James Stirling. After him is Charles Avison.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Francesco Araja ranks 2,548 out of 4,088Before him are Mario Scelba (1901), Campanus of Novara (1210), Carlo Maria Abate (1932), Antonio Bacci (1885), Pedro de Sousa Holstein, 1st Duke of Palmela (1781), and Simonetta Stefanelli (1954). After him are Eugenio Monti (1928), Paolo Mantegazza (1831), Gianfranco Ravasi (1942), Giuseppe Parini (1729), Giovanni Goria (1943), and Edoardo Amaldi (1908).

Among COMPOSERS In Italy

Among composers born in Italy, Francesco Araja ranks 136Before him are Alessandro Grandi (1586), Giuseppe Gazzaniga (1743), Franco Donatoni (1927), Giovanni Battista Vitali (1632), Francesco Feo (1691), and Sigismondo d'India (1582). After him are Giovanni Artusi (1540), Emanuele d'Astorga (1680), Nicola Vicentino (1511), Giacomo Antonio Perti (1661), Carlo Rustichelli (1916), and Detto Mariano (1937).