Jacopo Peri

1561 - 1633

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Jacopo Peri (20 August 1561 – 12 August 1633) was an Italian composer, singer and instrumentalist of the late Renaissance and early Baroque periods. He wrote what is considered the first opera, the mostly lost Dafne (c. 1597), and also the earliest extant opera, Euridice (1600). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jacopo Peri has received more than 227,546 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia. Jacopo Peri is the 101st most popular composer (down from 95th in 2019), the 500th most popular biography from Italy (down from 430th in 2019) and the 21st most popular Italian Composer.

Jacopo Peri is most famous for the opera "Dafne" which was the first opera to be written in the Italian language.

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Among composers, Jacopo Peri ranks 101 out of 1,451Before him are Karlheinz Stockhausen, Marc-Antoine Charpentier, Ruggero Leoncavallo, Léo Delibes, John Cage, and Arvo Pärt. After him are Francis Poulenc, Zoltán Kodály, Adolphe Adam, Paul Hindemith, Heinrich Schütz, and Manuel de Falla.

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Among people born in 1561, Jacopo Peri ranks 2Before him is Francis Bacon. After him are Luis de Góngora, Santorio Santorio, Katō Kiyomasa, Anna Maria of the Palatinate, Henry Briggs, Ii Naomasa, Fukushima Masanori, Thomas Fincke, Adriaan van Roomen, and Philippe van Lansberge. Among people deceased in 1633, Jacopo Peri ranks 1After him are Isabella Clara Eugenia, Cornelis Drebbel, Scipione Borghese, Pieter Lastman, Patriarch Filaret of Moscow, Xu Guangqi, Catherine of Cleves, Catherine Henriette de Balzac d'Entragues, Lew Sapieha, Christian, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg, and George Herbert.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Jacopo Peri ranks 500 out of 5,161Before him are Franco Nero (1941), Theocritus (-315), Queen Paola of Belgium (1937), Francesco I Sforza (1401), Berengar I of Italy (850), and Paolo Maldini (1968). After him are Cornelius Nepos (-100), Pope Leo II (611), Pontormo (1494), Elena Ferrante (1943), Pope Valentine (780), and Totila (500).

Among COMPOSERS In Italy

Among composers born in Italy, Jacopo Peri ranks 21Before him are Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710), Nino Rota (1911), Luigi Cherubini (1760), Luigi Boccherini (1743), Pietro Mascagni (1863), and Ruggero Leoncavallo (1857). After him are Carlo Gesualdo (1566), Giulio Caccini (1551), Gregorio Allegri (1582), Muzio Clementi (1752), Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583), and Domenico Cimarosa (1749).