Giuseppe Verdi

1813 - 1901

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Giuseppe Fortunino Francesco Verdi (Italian: [dʒuˈzɛppe ˈverdi]; 9 or 10 October 1813 – 27 January 1901) was an Italian composer best known for his operas. He was born near Busseto to a provincial family of moderate means, receiving a musical education with the help of a local patron, Antonio Barezzi. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Giuseppe Verdi has received more than 3,666,684 page views. His biography is available in 144 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 141 in 2019). Giuseppe Verdi is the 6th most popular composer, the 13th most popular biography from Italy (up from 15th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Italian Composer.

Giuseppe Verdi is most famous for his operas, which include Rigoletto, La Traviata, and Aida.

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Among composers, Giuseppe Verdi ranks 6 out of 1,451Before him are Ludwig van Beethoven, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Johann Sebastian Bach, Frédéric Chopin, and Antonio Vivaldi. After him are Richard Wagner, Joseph Haydn, Franz Schubert, George Frideric Handel, Robert Schumann, and Antonín Dvořák.

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Among people born in 1813, Giuseppe Verdi ranks 1After him are Richard Wagner, Søren Kierkegaard, David Livingstone, Claude Bernard, Ivar Aasen, Petar II Petrović-Njegoš, Georg Büchner, Henry Bessemer, Charles-Valentin Alkan, John Snow, and Franz Miklosich. Among people deceased in 1901, Giuseppe Verdi ranks 1After him are Queen Victoria, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Victoria, Princess Royal, Johanna Spyri, Benjamin Harrison, Arnold Böcklin, William McKinley, Milan I of Serbia, Charles Hermite, Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld, and Chlodwig, Prince of Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Giuseppe Verdi ranks 13 out of 5,161Before him are Archimedes (-287), Dante Alighieri (1265), Augustus (-63), Raphael (1483), Antonio Vivaldi (1678), and Niccolò Machiavelli (1469). After him are Commodus (161), Thomas Aquinas (1225), Benito Mussolini (1883), Cicero (-106), Giordano Bruno (1548), and Virgil (-70).

Among COMPOSERS In Italy

Among composers born in Italy, Giuseppe Verdi ranks 2Before him are Antonio Vivaldi (1678). After him are Giacomo Puccini (1858), Gioachino Rossini (1792), Claudio Monteverdi (1567), Ennio Morricone (1928), Guido of Arezzo (991), Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632), Gaetano Donizetti (1797), Vincenzo Bellini (1801), Tomaso Albinoni (1671), and Domenico Scarlatti (1685).