Gaetano Donizetti

1797 - 1848

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Domenico Gaetano Maria Donizetti (29 November 1797 – 8 April 1848) was an Italian composer, best known for his almost 70 operas. Along with Gioachino Rossini and Vincenzo Bellini, he was a leading composer of the bel canto opera style during the first half of the nineteenth century and a probable influence on other composers such as Giuseppe Verdi. Donizetti was born in Bergamo in Lombardy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gaetano Donizetti has received more than 907,353 page views. His biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia. Gaetano Donizetti is the 46th most popular composer (down from 44th in 2019), the 194th most popular biography from Italy (down from 152nd in 2019) and the 9th most popular Italian Composer.

Gaetano Donizetti was an Italian composer who is most famous for his operas.

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Over the past year Gaetano Donizetti has had the most page views in the with 102,278 views, followed by Italian (94,237), and German (40,589). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Lombard (102.30%), Ido (94.69%), and Wu Chinese (87.29%)


Among composers, Gaetano Donizetti ranks 46 out of 1,451Before him are Sergei Prokofiev, Béla Bartók, Modest Mussorgsky, Carl Maria von Weber, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, and Edward Elgar. After him are Vincenzo Bellini, Jean-Philippe Rameau, Aram Khachaturian, Tomaso Albinoni, Domenico Scarlatti, and Camille Saint-Saëns.

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Among people born in 1797, Gaetano Donizetti ranks 5Before him are Franz Schubert, Heinrich Heine, William I, German Emperor, and Mary Shelley. After him are Shamil, 3rd Imam of Dagestan, Adolphe Thiers, Hiroshige, Ghalib, Joseph Henry, Maria Leopoldina of Austria, and Charles Lyell. Among people deceased in 1848, Gaetano Donizetti ranks 3Before him are Emily Brontë, and Jöns Jacob Berzelius. After him are François-René de Chateaubriand, George Stephenson, John Quincy Adams, Christian VIII of Denmark, Ibrahim Pasha of Egypt, Bernard Bolzano, Caroline Herschel, Vissarion Belinsky, and Nicolas Oudinot.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Gaetano Donizetti ranks 194 out of 5,161Before him are Pope Felix I (300), Pope Boniface IX (1350), Pope Innocent XI (1611), Pope Adeodatus II (610), Rita of Cascia (1381), and Pope Alexander VII (1599). After him are Vincenzo Bellini (1801), Pope Linus (1), Carlo Ancelotti (1959), Giovanni Bellini (1430), Tomaso Albinoni (1671), and Vitellius (15).

Among COMPOSERS In Italy

Among composers born in Italy, Gaetano Donizetti ranks 9Before him are Giacomo Puccini (1858), Gioachino Rossini (1792), Claudio Monteverdi (1567), Ennio Morricone (1928), Guido of Arezzo (991), and Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632). After him are Vincenzo Bellini (1801), Tomaso Albinoni (1671), Domenico Scarlatti (1685), Antonio Salieri (1750), Alessandro Scarlatti (1660), and Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710).