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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 2,031,764 page views. His biography is available in 83 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 81 in 2019). Gioachino Rossini is the 17th most popular composer (up from 21st in 2019), the 44th most popular biography from Italy (up from 47th in 2019) and the 4th 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 17 out of 1,216Before him are Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Johannes Brahms, Giacomo Puccini, Gustav Mahler, Robert Schumann, and Antonín Dvořák. After him are Igor Stravinsky, Edvard Grieg, Felix Mendelssohn, Claudio Monteverdi, Georges Bizet, and Claude Debussy.

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

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Gioachino Rossini ranks 44 out of 4,668Before him are Donatello (1386), Tiberius (-42), Saint Lucy (283), Maria Montessori (1870), Pope John Paul I (1912), and Pope John XXIII (1881). After him are Lorenzo de' Medici (1449), Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598), Mark Antony (-83), Ötzi (-3345), Catherine de' Medici (1519), and Pope Gregory I (540).

Among COMPOSERS In Italy

Among composers born in Italy, Gioachino Rossini ranks 4Before him are Antonio Vivaldi (1678), Giuseppe Verdi (1813), and Giacomo Puccini (1858). After him are Claudio Monteverdi (1567), Ennio Morricone (1928), Antonio Salieri (1750), Guido of Arezzo (991), Gaetano Donizetti (1797), Tomaso Albinoni (1671), Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632), and Domenico Scarlatti (1685).