COMPOSER

Gaetano Donizetti

1797 - 1848

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Domenico Gaetano Maria Donizetti (, also UK: , US: , Italian: [doˈmeːniko ɡaeˈtaːno maˈriːa donidˈdzetti] (listen); 29 November 1797 – 8 April 1848) was an Italian composer, best known for his almost 70 operas. Along with Gioachino Rossini and Vincenzo Bellini, Donizetti was a leading composer of the bel canto opera style during the first half of the nineteenth century. Donizetti's close association with the bel canto style was undoubtedly an influence on other composers such as Giuseppe Verdi. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gaetano Donizetti has received more than 588,068 page views. His biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 63 in 2019). Gaetano Donizetti is the 48th most popular composer (down from 42nd in 2019), the 151st most popular biography from Italy (down from 135th in 2019) and the 10th most popular Italian Composer.

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

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Among COMPOSERS

Among composers, Gaetano Donizetti ranks 48 out of 1,228. Before him are Johann Strauss I, Jean-Baptiste Lully, Tomaso Albinoni, Arnold Schoenberg, Carl Maria von Weber, and Orlande de Lassus. After him are Erik Satie, Carl Orff, Jean-Philippe Rameau, Vincenzo Bellini, Georg Philipp Telemann, and Guido of Arezzo.

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Contemporaries

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

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Gaetano Donizetti ranks 151 out of 4,088. Before him are Luigi Galvani (1737), Boethius (480), Paolo Veronese (1528), Agatha of Sicily (235), Joseph-Louis Lagrange (1736), and Carlo Collodi (1826). After him are Pope Leo XII (1760), Anselm of Canterbury (1033), Pope Gregory IX (1160), Pope Clement VIII (1536), Pope Benedict XIV (1675), and Pier Paolo Pasolini (1922).

Among COMPOSERS In Italy

Among composers born in Italy, Gaetano Donizetti ranks 10Before him are Giacomo Puccini (1858), Gioachino Rossini (1792), Antonio Salieri (1750), Claudio Monteverdi (1567), Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632), and Tomaso Albinoni (1671). After him are Vincenzo Bellini (1801), Guido of Arezzo (991), Domenico Scarlatti (1685), Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710), Alessandro Scarlatti (1660), and Nino Rota (1911).