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 a musician from the Duchy of Ferrara, in what is now northern Italy. 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 184,650 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Girolamo Frescobaldi is the 128th most popular composer (down from 122nd in 2019), the 555th most popular biography from Italy (down from 528th in 2019) and the 27th most popular Italian Composer.

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Among COMPOSERS

Among composers, Girolamo Frescobaldi ranks 128 out of 1,228. Before him are Francisco Tárrega, Pérotin, Zoltán Kodály, Johann Nepomuk Hummel, Anton Rubinstein, and Pierre Boulez. After him are Carl Nielsen, Max Bruch, Gregorio Allegri, Daniel Auber, Maurice Jarre, and Paul Dukas.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1583, Girolamo Frescobaldi ranks 3Before him are Hugo Grotius and Albrecht von Wallenstein. After him are Sasaki Kojirō, Axel Oxenstierna, Jacob De la Gardie, Pieter Lastman, Nzinga of Ndongo and Matamba, Christian II, Elector of Saxony, Orlando Gibbons, Hayashi Razan, and Edward Herbert, 1st Baron Herbert of Cherbury. Among people deceased in 1643, Girolamo Frescobaldi ranks 4Before him are Louis XIII of France, Claudio Monteverdi, and Hong Taiji. After him are Paul Guldin, Sophia Brahe, Hendrik Brouwer, Giovanni Baglione, Herman Wrangel, Jean du Vergier de Hauranne, Benedetto Castelli, and Frang Bardhi.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Girolamo Frescobaldi ranks 555 out of 4,088. Before him are Giovanni da Verrazzano (1485), Pope John XVII (950), Matilda of Tuscany (1046), Pope Adrian III (800), Maria Theresa of Naples and Sicily (1772), and Giulio Romano (1499). After him are Hippasus (-600), Denis (210), Giuseppe Piazzi (1746), Luca Signorelli (1450), Pope Miltiades (250), and Conrad of Montferrat (1146).

Among COMPOSERS In Italy

Among composers born in Italy, Girolamo Frescobaldi ranks 27Before him are Luigi Cherubini (1760), Carlo Gesualdo (1566), Giulio Caccini (1551), Muzio Clementi (1752), Giovanni Gabrieli (1557), and Domenico Cimarosa (1749). After him are Gregorio Allegri (1582), Ottorino Respighi (1879), Amilcare Ponchielli (1834), Giovanni Paisiello (1740), Vittorio Monti (1868), and Vincenzo Galilei (1520).