Gioachino Rossini

1792 - 1868

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Gioachino Antonio Rossini (29 February 1792 – 13 November 1868) was an Italian composer who gained fame for his 39 operas, although he also wrote many songs, some chamber music and piano pieces, and some sacred music. He set new standards for both comic and serious opera before retiring from large-scale composition while still in his thirties, at the height of his popularity. Born in Pesaro to parents who were both musicians (his father a trumpeter, his mother a singer), Rossini began to compose by the age of 12 and was educated at music school in Bologna. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gioachino Rossini has received more than 1,759,616 page views. His biography is available in 81 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 78 in 2019). Gioachino Rossini is the 21st most popular composer (up from 23rd in 2019), the 47th most popular biography from Italy (up from 70th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Italian Composer.

Gioachino Rossini is most famous for his operas, which include The Barber of Seville, The Italian Girl in Algiers, and The Siege of Corinth.

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Among composers, Gioachino Rossini ranks 21 out of 1,228Before him are Edvard Grieg, Ennio Morricone, Antonín Dvořák, Giacomo Puccini, Claude Debussy, and Igor Stravinsky. After him are Felix Mendelssohn, Georges Bizet, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Hector Berlioz, Maurice Ravel, and Bedřich Smetana.

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Among people born in 1792, Gioachino Rossini ranks 1After him are Pope Pius IX, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Nikolai Lobachevsky, John Herschel, Gaspard-Gustave de Coriolis, William II of the Netherlands, Karl Ernst von Baer, Caroline Augusta of Bavaria, Alexander Ypsilantis, Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen, and Johan August Arfwedson. Among people deceased in 1868, Gioachino Rossini ranks 1After him are Léon Foucault, August Ferdinand Möbius, James Buchanan, Ludwig I of Bavaria, Mongkut, August Schleicher, William T. G. Morton, David Brewster, Alexandre Colonna-Walewski, Okita Sōji, and Mihailo Obrenović.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Gioachino Rossini ranks 47 out of 4,088Before him are Pope John Paul I (1912), Catherine de' Medici (1519), Pope Pius XII (1876), Giacomo Puccini (1858), Mark Antony (-83), and Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598). After him are Marcus Licinius Crassus (-115), Maria Montessori (1870), Vespasian (9), Pope Gregory I (540), Parmenides (-501), and Luciano Pavarotti (1935).

Among COMPOSERS In Italy

Among composers born in Italy, Gioachino Rossini ranks 5Before him are Antonio Vivaldi (1678), Giuseppe Verdi (1813), Ennio Morricone (1928), and Giacomo Puccini (1858). After him are Antonio Salieri (1750), Claudio Monteverdi (1567), Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632), Tomaso Albinoni (1671), Gaetano Donizetti (1797), Vincenzo Bellini (1801), and Guido of Arezzo (991).