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 106,490 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia. Giacomo Carissimi is the 245th most popular composer (down from 227th in 2019), the 1,097th most popular biography from Italy (down from 1,001st in 2019) and the 52nd 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 245 out of 1,228Before him are Alfred Schnittke, Anton Reicha, Ludwig Ritter von Köchel, Gioseffo Zarlino, Sofia Gubaidulina, and Alexander von Zemlinsky. After him are Charles Ives, Jacques Ibert, Otto Nicolai, Leonardo Leo, Ernest Chausson, and Witold Lutosławski.

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Among people born in 1605, Giacomo Carissimi ranks 4Before him are Philip IV of Spain, Tianqi Emperor, and Adriaen Brouwer. After him are Fatma Sultan, Patriarch Nikon of Moscow, Semyon Dezhnev, Thomas Browne, Marie de Bourbon, Duchess of Montpensier, George II, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt, Simon Dach, and Jean-Baptiste Tavernier. 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, John Graunt, Jean Chapelain, Eberhard III, Duke of Württemberg, Leonaert Bramer, Hallgrímur Pétursson, and Matthias Weckmann.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Giacomo Carissimi ranks 1,097 out of 4,088Before him are Maria Theresa of Savoy (1756), Bettino Craxi (1934), Fulvia (-77), Titus Pomponius Atticus (-110), Eleonora Duse (1858), and Francesco di Giorgio Martini (1439). After him are Princess Henriette Adelaide of Savoy (1636), Giuseppe Di Stefano (1921), Marco Ferreri (1928), Leonardo Leo (1694), Nero Julius Caesar (6), and Beniamino Gigli (1890).

Among COMPOSERS In Italy

Among composers born in Italy, Giacomo Carissimi ranks 52Before him are Leonardo Vinci (1690), Pietro Locatelli (1695), Francesca Caccini (1587), Umberto Giordano (1867), Benedetto Marcello (1686), and Gioseffo Zarlino (1517). After him are Leonardo Leo (1694), Luigi Nono (1924), Gaspare Spontini (1774), Andrea Luchesi (1741), Alessandro Stradella (1643), and Niccolò Jommelli (1714).