Giacomo Meyerbeer

1791 - 1864

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Giacomo Meyerbeer (born Jakob Liebmann Meyer Beer; 5 September 1791 – 2 May 1864) was a German opera composer, "the most frequently performed opera composer during the nineteenth century, linking Mozart and Wagner". With his 1831 opera Robert le diable and its successors, he gave the genre of grand opera 'decisive character'. Meyerbeer's grand opera style was achieved by his merging of German orchestra style with Italian vocal tradition. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Giacomo Meyerbeer has received more than 513,756 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). Giacomo Meyerbeer is the 109th most popular composer (up from 113th in 2019), the 368th most popular biography from Germany (down from 362nd in 2019) and the 22nd most popular German Composer.

Giacomo Meyerbeer is most famous for his operas, which include "The Huguenots" and "The Seven Deadly Sins."

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Among composers, Giacomo Meyerbeer ranks 109 out of 1,451Before him are Zoltán Kodály, Adolphe Adam, Paul Hindemith, Heinrich Schütz, Manuel de Falla, and Carlo Gesualdo. After him are Giulio Caccini, Joaquín Rodrigo, Mily Balakirev, Arthur Honegger, Gregorio Allegri, and Francisco Tárrega.

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Among people born in 1791, Giacomo Meyerbeer ranks 8Before him are Marie Louise, Duchess of Parma, Charles Babbage, Samuel Morse, Théodore Géricault, Carl Czerny, and James Buchanan. After him are Franz Bopp, Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart, Francesco Hayez, Johann Franz Encke, Franz Grillparzer, and Eugène Scribe. Among people deceased in 1864, Giacomo Meyerbeer ranks 5Before him are George Boole, Ferdinand Lassalle, Maximilian II of Bavaria, and Cheoljong of Joseon. After him are Vuk Karadžić, Hong Xiuquan, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Benoît Paul Émile Clapeyron, William I of Württemberg, Friedrich Georg Wilhelm von Struve, and Leo von Klenze.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Giacomo Meyerbeer ranks 368 out of 7,253Before him are Konrad Zuse (1910), Ludwig Beck (1880), Ernst Thälmann (1886), Wilhelm Maybach (1846), Samuel Hahnemann (1755), and Joachim Gauck (1940). After him are Duchess Helene in Bavaria (1834), Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa (1486), Otto Heinrich Warburg (1883), Hans Lippershey (1570), Chlodio (393), and Peter Behrens (1868).

Among COMPOSERS In Germany

Among composers born in Germany, Giacomo Meyerbeer ranks 22Before him are Wilhelm Friedemann Bach (1710), Hans Zimmer (1957), Johann Pachelbel (1653), Karlheinz Stockhausen (1928), Paul Hindemith (1895), and Heinrich Schütz (1585). After him are Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach (1732), Fanny Mendelssohn (1805), Max Bruch (1838), Kurt Weill (1900), Max Reger (1873), and Louis Spohr (1784).