Francesco Cavalli

1602 - 1676

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Francesco Cavalli (born Pietro Francesco Caletti-Bruni; 14 February 1602 – 14 January 1676) was an Italian composer, organist and singer of the early Baroque period. He succeeded his teacher Claudio Monteverdi as the dominant and leading opera composer of the mid 17th-century. A central figure of Venetian musical life, Cavalli wrote more than forty operas, almost all of which premiered in the city's theaters. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Francesco Cavalli has received more than 168,909 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia. Francesco Cavalli is the 160th most popular composer (up from 165th in 2019), the 779th most popular biography from Italy (down from 743rd in 2019) and the 33rd most popular Composer.

Francesco Cavalli was an Italian composer of the Baroque era. He is most famous for his operas, including The Coronation of Poppea, which was the first opera to be based on a story from classical mythology.

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Among composers, Francesco Cavalli ranks 160 out of 1,216Before him are Vincenzo Galilei, Gustav Holst, Giovanni Paisiello, Marin Marais, Vittorio Monti, and Dmitry Kabalevsky. After him are Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, Ferruccio Busoni, John Barry, Nicola Porpora, Scott Joplin, and Alexander Vasilyevich Alexandrov.

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Among people born in 1602, Francesco Cavalli ranks 5Before him are Cardinal Mazarin, Otto von Guericke, Elisabeth of France, and Athanasius Kircher. After him are Philippe de Champaigne, Gilles de Roberval, Salomon van Ruysdael, Amalia of Solms-Braunfels, Mary of Jesus of Ágreda, Per Brahe the Younger, and Zhu Yujian. Among people deceased in 1676, Francesco Cavalli ranks 5Before him are Pope Clement X, Alexis of Russia, Sabbatai Zevi, and Michiel de Ruyter. After him are Köprülüzade Fazıl Ahmed Pasha, Madame de Brinvilliers, Hans Jakob Christoffel von Grimmelshausen, Claudia Felicitas of Austria, Princess Henriette Adelaide of Savoy, Carl Gustaf Wrangel, and Margravine Louise Charlotte of Brandenburg.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Francesco Cavalli ranks 779 out of 4,668Before him are Donatella Versace (1955), Scholastica (480), Aldo Rossi (1931), Giacomo Balla (1871), Lodovico Ferrari (1522), and Vitiges (475). After him are Lorenzo Da Ponte (1749), Pope Leo V (870), Lucius Cornelius Cinna (-135), Ferruccio Busoni (1866), Charles Martel of Anjou (1271), and Lorenzo Lotto (1480).

Among COMPOSERS In Italy

Among composers born in Italy, Francesco Cavalli ranks 33Before him are Domenico Cimarosa (1749), Gregorio Allegri (1582), Ottorino Respighi (1879), Vincenzo Galilei (1520), Giovanni Paisiello (1740), and Vittorio Monti (1868). After him are Ferruccio Busoni (1866), Amilcare Ponchielli (1834), Maurizio Pollini (1942), Baldassare Galuppi (1706), Giuseppe Torelli (1658), and Luciano Berio (1925).