Giovanni Battista Pergolesi

1710 - 1736

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Giovanni Battista Draghi (Italian: [dʒoˈvanni batˈtista ˈdraːɡi]; 4 January 1710 – 16 or 17 March 1736), usually referred to as Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (Italian: [perɡoˈleːzi; -eːsi]), was an Italian Baroque composer, violinist, and organist, leading exponent of the Baroque; he is considered one of the greatest Italian musicians of the first half of the 18th century and one of the most important representatives of the Neapolitan school. Despite his short life and few years of activity (he died of tuberculosis at the age of 26), he managed to create works of high artistic value and historical importance, among which we remember La serva padrona (The Maid Turned Mistress), of the highest importance for the development and diffusion of the opera buffa in Europe, L'Olimpiade, considered one of the masterpieces of the opera seria of the first half of the eighteenth century, and the Stabat Mater, among the most important works of sacred music of all time. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Giovanni Battista Pergolesi has received more than 543,987 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 50 in 2019). Giovanni Battista Pergolesi is the 77th most popular composer (down from 67th in 2019), the 350th most popular biography from Italy (down from 266th in 2019) and the 15th most popular Italian Composer.

Giovanni Battista Pergolesi is most famous for composing the opera "La Serva Padrona" in 1733.

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Over the past year Giovanni Battista Pergolesi has had the most page views in the with 70,366 views, followed by Italian (40,588), and Russian (20,844). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are French (3,635.14%), Estonian (179.68%), and Latvian (96.20%)


Among composers, Giovanni Battista Pergolesi ranks 77 out of 1,451Before him are Stefania Turkewich, Alexander Scriabin, Gabriel Fauré, Franz Lehár, Alexander Borodin, and Leoš Janáček. After him are Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, Hans Zimmer, Johann Pachelbel, Mikis Theodorakis, Alban Berg, and Carl Czerny.

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Among people born in 1710, Giovanni Battista Pergolesi ranks 2Before him is Louis XV of France. After him are Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, Adolf Frederick, King of Sweden, Muhammad bin Saud, András Hadik, Thomas Reid, Thomas Simpson, Mohammed ben Abdallah, Marie-Anne de Cupis de Camargo, Domenico Alberti, and Thomas Arne. Among people deceased in 1736, Giovanni Battista Pergolesi ranks 4Before him are Ahmed III, Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit, and Prince Eugene of Savoy. After him are Stephen Gray, Antonio Caldara, Louis Auguste, Duke of Maine, Filippo Juvarra, Theophan Prokopovich, Matthäus Daniel Pöppelmann, Louise Diane d'Orléans, and Caspar van Wittel.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Giovanni Battista Pergolesi ranks 350 out of 5,161Before him are Pope Nicholas I (800), Giulietta Masina (1921), Sofonisba Anguissola (1535), Enrico Dandolo (1107), Hippasus (-600), and Bronzino (1503). After him are Bartolomeo Cristofori (1655), Vittore Carpaccio (1465), Pope Innocent I (378), Roberto Benigni (1952), Monica Bellucci (1964), and Pope Alexander IV (1200).

Among COMPOSERS In Italy

Among composers born in Italy, Giovanni Battista Pergolesi ranks 15Before him are Gaetano Donizetti (1797), Vincenzo Bellini (1801), Tomaso Albinoni (1671), Domenico Scarlatti (1685), Antonio Salieri (1750), and Alessandro Scarlatti (1660). After him are Nino Rota (1911), Luigi Cherubini (1760), Luigi Boccherini (1743), Pietro Mascagni (1863), Ruggero Leoncavallo (1857), and Jacopo Peri (1561).