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Giovanni Battista Pergolesi

1710 - 1736

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Giovanni Battista Draghi (Italian: [dʒoˈvanni batˈtista ˈdraːɡi]; 4 January 1710 – 16 or 17 March 1736), often 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 471,656 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). Giovanni Battista Pergolesi is the 67th most popular composer (down from 61st in 2019), the 267th most popular biography from Italy (down from 234th in 2019) and the 14th most popular Italian Composer.

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

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Among composers, Giovanni Battista Pergolesi ranks 67 out of 1,216Before him are Henry Purcell, Johann Christian Bach, George Gershwin, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, John Williams, and Alexander Scriabin. After him are Charles Gounod, Vangelis, Alessandro Scarlatti, Alexander Borodin, Johann Pachelbel, and Anton Webern.

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

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Giovanni Battista Pergolesi ranks 267 out of 4,668Before him are Fra Angelico (1400), Pope Pelagius I (505), Pope John XV (1000), Zita of Bourbon-Parma (1892), Pope Adeodatus I (570), and Umberto II of Italy (1904). After him are Pope Benedict XIII (1649), Pope John VIII (820), Cimabue (1240), Tommaso Campanella (1568), Pope Eugene III (1080), and Pope Adrian I (700).

Among COMPOSERS In Italy

Among composers born in Italy, Giovanni Battista Pergolesi ranks 14Before him are Guido of Arezzo (991), Gaetano Donizetti (1797), Tomaso Albinoni (1671), Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632), Domenico Scarlatti (1685), and Vincenzo Bellini (1801). After him are Alessandro Scarlatti (1660), Nino Rota (1911), Luigi Boccherini (1743), Pietro Mascagni (1863), Luigi Cherubini (1760), and Carlo Gesualdo (1566).