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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 210,467 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 44 in 2019). Jacopo Peri is the 95th most popular composer (down from 93rd in 2019), the 431st most popular biography from Italy (down from 387th 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 95 out of 1,216Before him are Leonard Bernstein, Pietro Mascagni, Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart, Luigi Cherubini, Léo Delibes, and Carlo Gesualdo. After him are Arvo Pärt, Ruggero Leoncavallo, Marc-Antoine Charpentier, Paul Hindemith, Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, and Guillaume Du Fay.

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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, Henry Briggs, Anna Maria of the Palatinate, Ii Naomasa, John VII, Count of Nassau-Siegen, Thomas Fincke, Adriaan van Roomen, and Mary Sidney. Among people deceased in 1633, Jacopo Peri ranks 1After him are Isabella Clara Eugenia, Cornelis Drebbel, Patriarch Filaret of Moscow, Scipione Borghese, Xu Guangqi, Pieter Lastman, Catherine Henriette de Balzac d'Entragues, Lew Sapieha, Archduchess Margaret of Austria, George Herbert, and Juan Pablo Bonet.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Jacopo Peri ranks 431 out of 4,668Before him are Pope Benedict III (810), Pope Sergius IV (970), Pope Marinus II (932), Pope Celestine IV (1200), Arturo Toscanini (1867), and Gaius Maecenas (-68). After him are Pope Honorius I (585), Pope Symmachus (460), Salvatore Riina (1930), Roberto Benigni (1952), Parmigianino (1503), and John Cabot (1450).

Among COMPOSERS In Italy

Among composers born in Italy, Jacopo Peri ranks 21Before him are Alessandro Scarlatti (1660), Nino Rota (1911), Luigi Boccherini (1743), Pietro Mascagni (1863), Luigi Cherubini (1760), and Carlo Gesualdo (1566). After him are Ruggero Leoncavallo (1857), Muzio Clementi (1752), Giulio Caccini (1551), Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583), Giovanni Gabrieli (1557), and Domenico Cimarosa (1749).