Giacomo Meyerbeer

1791 - 1864

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Giacomo Meyerbeer (born Jacob Liebmann Beer; 5 September 1791 – 2 May 1864) was a German opera composer of Jewish birth, "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 392,720 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Giacomo Meyerbeer is the 101st most popular composer (up from 104th in 2019), the 288th most popular biography from Germany (up from 296th in 2019) and the 17th 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 101 out of 1,228Before him are Pietro Mascagni, Ruggero Leoncavallo, Mily Balakirev, Luigi Cherubini, Carlo Gesualdo, and Guillaume Du Fay. After him are Krzysztof Penderecki, Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, Paul Hindemith, Benjamin Britten, Heinrich Schütz, and Hans Zimmer.

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Among people born in 1791, Giacomo Meyerbeer ranks 7Before him are Michael Faraday, Marie Louise, Duchess of Parma, Charles Babbage, Samuel Morse, Théodore Géricault, and Carl Czerny. After him are Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart, James Buchanan, Franz Bopp, Francesco Hayez, Franz Grillparzer, and Eugène Scribe. Among people deceased in 1864, Giacomo Meyerbeer ranks 3Before him are George Boole and Ferdinand Lassalle. After him are Nathaniel Hawthorne, Maximilian II of Bavaria, Vuk Karadžić, Benoît Paul Émile Clapeyron, Hong Xiuquan, Cheoljong of Joseon, Friedrich Georg Wilhelm von Struve, Leo von Klenze, and William I of Württemberg.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Giacomo Meyerbeer ranks 288 out of 5,289Before him are Anton Drexler (1884), Karl Weierstrass (1815), Alexandra Feodorovna (1872), Paul Ludwig Ewald von Kleist (1881), Christian I of Denmark (1426), and Ferdinand I of Romania (1865). After him are Frederick V of the Palatinate (1596), Emil Nolde (1867), Alexander Van der Bellen (1944), Albrecht Altdorfer (1480), Otto Dix (1891), and Martin Niemöller (1892).

Among COMPOSERS In Germany

Among composers born in Germany, Giacomo Meyerbeer ranks 17Before him are Carl Maria von Weber (1786), Carl Orff (1895), Georg Philipp Telemann (1681), Johann Pachelbel (1653), Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714), and Johann Christian Bach (1735). After him are Wilhelm Friedemann Bach (1710), Paul Hindemith (1895), Heinrich Schütz (1585), Hans Zimmer (1957), Karlheinz Stockhausen (1928), and Max Bruch (1838).