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Giovanni Paisiello

1740 - 1816

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Giovanni Paisiello (or Paesiello; 9 May 1740 – 5 June 1816) was an Italian composer of the Classical era, and was the most popular opera composer of the late 1700s. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Giovanni Paisiello has received more than 181,280 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). Giovanni Paisiello is the 156th most popular composer, the 752nd most popular biography from Italy (down from 685th in 2019) and the 31st most popular Italian Composer.

Giovanni Paisiello is most famous for composing the opera "The Barber of Seville."

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  • 43

    Languages Editions (L)

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Among composers, Giovanni Paisiello ranks 156 out of 1,216Before him are Enrique Granados, Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle, Édouard Lalo, Ottorino Respighi, Vincenzo Galilei, and Gustav Holst. After him are Marin Marais, Vittorio Monti, Dmitry Kabalevsky, Francesco Cavalli, Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, and Ferruccio Busoni.

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Among people born in 1740, Giovanni Paisiello ranks 3Before him are Marquis de Sade and Ivan VI of Russia. After him are Empress Go-Sakuramachi, Isabelle de Charrière, Jeanne Baret, Horace Bénédict de Saussure, Carl Michael Bellman, Johann Jacob Schweppe, Giambattista Bodoni, Johann van Beethoven, and Bernard-René Jourdan de Launay. Among people deceased in 1816, Giovanni Paisiello ranks 2Before him is Maria I of Portugal. After him are Maria Ludovika of Austria-Este, Pierre Augereau, Francisco de Miranda, Frederick I of Württemberg, Adam Ferguson, Charles II, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Gavrila Derzhavin, Roger Ducos, Frederick William, Prince of Nassau-Weilburg, and Friedrich Karl Ludwig, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Giovanni Paisiello ranks 752 out of 4,668Before him are Pope Severinus (600), Alessandro Manzoni (1785), Pope Leo VI (914), Vannozza dei Cattanei (1442), Pope Romanus (850), and Giacomo della Porta (1533). After him are Bernardo Bellotto (1721), Jacopo Bellini (1396), Cosimo II de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (1590), Tarcisius (263), Jacopo Sansovino (1486), and Luca della Robbia (1399).

Among COMPOSERS In Italy

Among composers born in Italy, Giovanni Paisiello ranks 31Before him are Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583), Giovanni Gabrieli (1557), Domenico Cimarosa (1749), Gregorio Allegri (1582), Ottorino Respighi (1879), and Vincenzo Galilei (1520). After him are Vittorio Monti (1868), Francesco Cavalli (1602), Ferruccio Busoni (1866), Amilcare Ponchielli (1834), Maurizio Pollini (1942), and Baldassare Galuppi (1706).