COMPOSER

Girolamo Frescobaldi

1583 - 1643

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Girolamo Alessandro Frescobaldi (Italian: [dʒiˈrɔːlamo freskoˈbaldi]; also Gerolamo, Girolimo, and Geronimo Alissandro; September 1583 – 1 March 1643) was an Italian composer and virtuoso keyboard player. Born in the Duchy of Ferrara, he was one of the most important composers of keyboard music in the late Renaissance and early Baroque periods. A child prodigy, Frescobaldi studied under Luzzasco Luzzaschi in Ferrara, but was influenced by many composers, including Ascanio Mayone, Giovanni Maria Trabaci, and Claudio Merulo. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Girolamo Frescobaldi has received more than 236,949 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 41 in 2019). Girolamo Frescobaldi is the 119th most popular composer (up from 128th in 2019), the 559th most popular biography from Italy (down from 555th in 2019) and the 25th most popular Composer.

Girolamo Frescobaldi was a composer of the late Renaissance. He was most famous for his keyboard compositions, which were influential in the development of the keyboard sonata.

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Among COMPOSERS

Among composers, Girolamo Frescobaldi ranks 119 out of 1,216Before him are Giacomo Meyerbeer, Manuel de Falla, Max Bruch, Zoltán Kodály, Arthur Honegger, and Josef Strauss. After him are Giovanni Gabrieli, Anton Rubinstein, György Ligeti, Johann Nepomuk Hummel, Domenico Cimarosa, and Pérotin.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1583, Girolamo Frescobaldi ranks 4Before him are Hugo Grotius, Albrecht von Wallenstein, and Sasaki Kojirō. After him are Axel Oxenstierna, Nzinga of Ndongo and Matamba, Jacob De la Gardie, Pieter Lastman, Christian II, Elector of Saxony, Orlando Gibbons, Jan Porcellis, and Hayashi Razan. Among people deceased in 1643, Girolamo Frescobaldi ranks 4Before him are Louis XIII of France, Claudio Monteverdi, and Hong Taiji. After him are Sophia Brahe, Paul Guldin, Giovanni Baglione, François Duquesnoy, Hendrik Brouwer, Herman Wrangel, Tawaraya Sōtatsu, and Jean du Vergier de Hauranne.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Girolamo Frescobaldi ranks 559 out of 4,668Before him are Charles III of Naples (1345), Maria Theresa of Naples and Sicily (1772), Giuseppe Peano (1858), Salvatore Adamo (1943), Pope Leo VII (900), and Charles Ponzi (1882). After him are Louis II of Italy (825), Antonello da Messina (1430), Benedetto Croce (1866), Giovanni Gabrieli (1557), Julia the Elder (-39), and Maria Amalia of Naples and Sicily (1782).

Among COMPOSERS In Italy

Among composers born in Italy, Girolamo Frescobaldi ranks 25Before him are Luigi Cherubini (1760), Carlo Gesualdo (1566), Jacopo Peri (1561), Ruggero Leoncavallo (1857), Muzio Clementi (1752), and Giulio Caccini (1551). After him are Giovanni Gabrieli (1557), Domenico Cimarosa (1749), Gregorio Allegri (1582), Ottorino Respighi (1879), Vincenzo Galilei (1520), and Giovanni Paisiello (1740).