Gioseffo Zarlino

1517 - 1590

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Gioseffo Zarlino (31 January or 22 March 1517 – 4 February 1590) was an Italian music theorist and composer of the Renaissance. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gioseffo Zarlino has received more than 111,057 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Gioseffo Zarlino is the 271st most popular composer (down from 260th in 2019), the 1,220th most popular biography from Italy (down from 1,155th in 2019) and the 57th most popular Italian Composer.

Gioseffo Zarlino was a composer and music theorist who is most famous for his book "The Art of Counterpoint" which was published in 1558.

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Among composers, Gioseffo Zarlino ranks 271 out of 1,451Before him are Fromental Halévy, Wilhelmine of Prussia, Margravine of Brandenburg-Bayreuth, Hanns Eisler, Engelbert Humperdinck, Ernst von Dohnányi, and Georges Auric. After him are Alan Silvestri, Carl Reinecke, Carl Stamitz, Max Steiner, Riccardo Broschi, and Anton Arensky.

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Among people born in 1517, Gioseffo Zarlino ranks 3Before him are Gotthard Kettler, and Emperor Ōgimachi. After him are Antoine Perrenot de Granvelle, Frances Grey, Duchess of Suffolk, Francis I, Duke of Lorraine, Li Shizhen, Pierre Belon, Rembert Dodoens, Peter Ernst I von Mansfeld-Vorderort, Henry Grey, 1st Duke of Suffolk, and Jacques Pelletier du Mans. Among people deceased in 1590, Gioseffo Zarlino ranks 7Before him are Pope Urban VII, Pope Sixtus V, Charles II, Archduke of Austria, Ambroise Paré, Archduchess Anna of Austria, and Christina of Denmark. After him are Bernardino de Sahagún, Francis Walsingham, Charles de Bourbon, Marietta Robusti, Frans Hogenberg, and Giambattista Benedetti.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Gioseffo Zarlino ranks 1,220 out of 5,161Before him are Gelon (-600), Luigi Facta (1861), Tiberius Gemellus (19), Zucchero Fornaciari (1955), Auguste, Duke of Leuchtenberg (1810), and Quintus Aurelius Symmachus (340). After him are Giambattista Pittoni (1687), Peter of Verona (1206), Lawrence of Brindisi (1559), Felice Beato (1832), Alessandro Costacurta (1966), and Gianna Nannini (1954).

Among COMPOSERS In Italy

Among composers born in Italy, Gioseffo Zarlino ranks 57Before him are Giacomo Carissimi (1605), Luigi Nono (1924), Antonio Caldara (1670), Benedetto Marcello (1686), Francesco Durante (1684), and Francesco Geminiani (1687). After him are Riccardo Broschi (1698), Antonio Lotti (1667), Giovanni Battista Sammartini (1700), Alessandro Stradella (1643), Franco Alfano (1875), and Niccolò Jommelli (1714).