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Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

1520 - 1594

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Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (c. 1525 – 2 February 1594) was an Italian composer of late Renaissance music. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina has received more than 1,183,425 page views. His biography is available in 91 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 90 in 2019). Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina is the 29th most popular composer (down from 24th in 2019), the 88th most popular biography from France (down from 61st in 2019) and the 4th most popular French Composer.

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina is most famous for his contributions to the development of the polyphonic style of Renaissance music.

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Among composers, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina ranks 29 out of 1,216Before him are Claude Debussy, Hector Berlioz, Bedřich Smetana, Ennio Morricone, Antonio Salieri, and Dmitri Shostakovich. After him are Jacques Offenbach, Johann Strauss II, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Maurice Ravel, Christoph Willibald Gluck, and Richard Strauss.

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Among people born in 1520, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina ranks 1After him are Pope Sixtus V, Sigismund II Augustus, Vincenzo Galilei, Barbara Radziwiłł, Koca Sinan Pasha, Christophe Plantin, Alessandro Farnese, Madeleine of Valois, Matthias Flacius, William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley, and Thoinot Arbeau. Among people deceased in 1594, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina ranks 1After him are Tintoretto, Gerardus Mercator, Orlande de Lassus, Archduchess Eleanor of Austria, Ishikawa Goemon, Martin Frobisher, Bálint Balassi, Alonso de Ercilla, Thomas Kyd, and Girolamo Mei.

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In France

Among people born in France, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina ranks 88 out of 6,011Before him are Caracalla (188), Pierre-Simon Laplace (1749), Edward IV of England (1442), Louis Philippe I (1773), Charles X of France (1757), and Jean-Baptiste Lamarck (1744). After him are Napoleon II (1811), Jean-François Champollion (1790), Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841), Maurice Ravel (1875), Jean de La Fontaine (1621), and Madame de Pompadour (1721).

Among COMPOSERS In France

Among composers born in France, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina ranks 4Before him are Georges Bizet (1838), Claude Debussy (1862), and Hector Berlioz (1803). After him are Maurice Ravel (1875), Camille Saint-Saëns (1835), Erik Satie (1866), Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683), Charles Gounod (1818), Josquin des Prez (1450), Jules Massenet (1842), and Gabriel Fauré (1845).