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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 775,324 page views. His biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 66 in 2019). Gaetano Donizetti is the 44th most popular composer (up from 48th in 2019), the 153rd most popular biography from Italy (down from 151st 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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Among composers, Gaetano Donizetti ranks 44 out of 1,216Before him are Modest Mussorgsky, Jean Sibelius, Béla Bartók, Camille Saint-Saëns, Guido of Arezzo, and Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. After him are Tomaso Albinoni, Jean-Baptiste Lully, Carl Maria von Weber, Erik Satie, Anton Bruckner, and Carl Orff.

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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 Leopold II, Grand Duke of Tuscany. Among people deceased in 1848, Gaetano Donizetti ranks 2Before him is Jöns Jacob Berzelius. After him are George Stephenson, Emily Brontë, François-René de Chateaubriand, John Quincy Adams, Ibrahim Pasha of Egypt, Christian VIII of Denmark, Bernard Bolzano, Caroline Herschel, William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne, and María Isabella of Spain.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Gaetano Donizetti ranks 153 out of 4,668Before him are Pope Alexander VIII (1610), Pope Pius II (1405), Clare of Assisi (1193), Agnes of Rome (291), Pope Leo XII (1760), and John Bosco (1815). After him are Pope Pius VI (1717), Gina Lollobrigida (1927), Tomaso Albinoni (1671), Marcello Mastroianni (1924), Pope Leo XI (1535), and Pier Paolo Pasolini (1922).

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), Antonio Salieri (1750), and Guido of Arezzo (991). After him are Tomaso Albinoni (1671), Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632), Domenico Scarlatti (1685), Vincenzo Bellini (1801), Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710), and Alessandro Scarlatti (1660).