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Giacomo Carissimi

1605 - 1674

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(Gian) Giacomo Carissimi (Italian pronunciation: [ˈdʒaːkomo kaˈrissimi] (listen); 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 124,665 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Giacomo Carissimi is the 236th most popular composer (up from 245th in 2019), the 1,071st most popular biography from Italy (up from 1,097th in 2019) and the 50th most popular Italian Composer.

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

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Among composers, Giacomo Carissimi ranks 236 out of 1,216Before him are Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Engelbert Humperdinck, Uzeyir Hajibeyov, Otto Nicolai, Duchess Maria Antonia of Bavaria, and Niels Gade. After him are Henryk Górecki, Francesco Geminiani, Luigi Nono, Emmanuel Chabrier, Ion Ivanovici, and Ryuichi Sakamoto.

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Among people born in 1605, Giacomo Carissimi ranks 7Before him are Philip IV of Spain, Tianqi Emperor, Fatma Sultan, Gevherhan Sultan, Şehzade Mehmed, and Patriarch Nikon of Moscow. After him are Adriaen Brouwer, Ayşe Sultan, Marie de Bourbon, Duchess of Montpensier, Semyon Dezhnev, George II, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt, and Thomas Browne. Among people deceased in 1674, Giacomo Carissimi ranks 4Before him are John Milton, Hyeonjong of Joseon, and Philippe de Champaigne. After him are Jan Lievens, Nicolaes Tulp, Jean Chapelain, Eberhard III, Duke of Württemberg, John Graunt, Hallgrímur Pétursson, Matthias Weckmann, and Leonaert Bramer.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Giacomo Carissimi ranks 1,071 out of 4,668Before him are Johann Maria Farina (1685), Barbara Strozzi (1619), Maria Theresa of Savoy (1756), Sandro Mazzola (1942), Daniele da Volterra (1509), and Gemma Galgani (1878). After him are Giacomo Matteotti (1885), Sebastian Cabot (1484), Margaret of Savoy, Vicereine of Portugal (1589), Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (1920), Francesco Geminiani (1687), and Luigi Nono (1924).

Among COMPOSERS In Italy

Among composers born in Italy, Giacomo Carissimi ranks 50Before him are Alessandro Marcello (1673), Antonio Caldara (1670), Benedetto Marcello (1686), Niccolò Piccinni (1728), Pietro Locatelli (1695), and Riccardo Broschi (1698). After him are Francesco Geminiani (1687), Luigi Nono (1924), Alessandro Stradella (1643), Niccolò Jommelli (1714), Gioseffo Zarlino (1517), and Leonardo Vinci (1690).