Giacomo Carissimi

1605 - 1674

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(Gian) Giacomo Carissimi (Italian pronunciation: [ˈdʒaːkomo kaˈrissimi] ; baptized 18 April 1605 – 12 January 1674) was an Italian composer and music teacher. He is one of the most celebrated masters of the early Baroque or, more accurately, the Roman School of music. Carissimi established the characteristic features of the Latin oratorio and was a prolific composer of masses, motets, and cantatas. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Giacomo Carissimi has received more than 142,935 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 30 in 2019). Giacomo Carissimi is the 229th most popular composer (up from 237th in 2019), the 1,066th most popular biography from Italy (up from 1,068th in 2019) and the 51st most popular Italian Composer.

Giacomo Carissimi is most famous for his compositions of oratorios and operas.

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Over the past year Giacomo Carissimi has had the most page views in the with 15,525 views, followed by Italian (8,385), and French (6,070). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Norwegian (Nynorsk) (121.92%), Latvian (114.63%), and Korean (88.14%)


Among composers, Giacomo Carissimi ranks 229 out of 1,451Before him are Jerry Goldsmith, Johann Ambrosius Bach, Henri Vieuxtemps, Gaspare Spontini, John Field, and Eduard Künneke. After him are Dmitry Bortniansky, Sofia Gubaidulina, Luigi Nono, William Byrd, Mykola Leontovych, and Antonio Caldara.

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Among people born in 1605, Giacomo Carissimi ranks 6Before him are Philip IV of Spain, Tianqi Emperor, Fatma Sultan, Gevherhan Sultan, and Patriarch Nikon of Moscow. After him are Şehzade Mehmed, Adriaen Brouwer, Ayşe Sultan, Semyon Dezhnev, Marie de Bourbon, Duchess of Montpensier, and Thomas Browne. Among people deceased in 1674, Giacomo Carissimi ranks 5Before him are John Milton, Hyeonjong of Joseon, Philippe de Champaigne, and Nicolaes Tulp. After him are Jan Lievens, Jean Chapelain, Eberhard III, Duke of Württemberg, John Graunt, Hallgrímur Pétursson, Leonaert Bramer, and Karel Škréta.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Giacomo Carissimi ranks 1,066 out of 5,161Before him are Francesco Primaticcio (1504), Giacomo Matteotti (1885), Gerard of Csanád (980), Sergio Corbucci (1926), Ferdinand, Duke of Parma (1751), and Marie-Caroline of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Duchess of Berry (1798). After him are Ludovico Carracci (1555), Gianni Morandi (1944), Eleonora Gonzaga (1598), Giovanni Battista Re (1934), Vittorio Pozzo (1886), and Beniamino Gigli (1890).

Among COMPOSERS In Italy

Among composers born in Italy, Giacomo Carissimi ranks 51Before him are Niccolò Piccinni (1728), Francesco Landini (1325), Maurizio Pollini (1942), Andrea Gabrieli (1533), Nicola Porpora (1686), and Gaspare Spontini (1774). After him are Luigi Nono (1924), Antonio Caldara (1670), Benedetto Marcello (1686), Francesco Durante (1684), Francesco Geminiani (1687), and Gioseffo Zarlino (1517).