Jacopo Peri

1561 - 1633

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Jacopo Peri (20 August 1561 – 12 August 1633), known under the pseudonym Il Zazzerino, was an Italian composer and singer of the transitional period between the Renaissance and Baroque styles, and is often called the inventor of opera. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jacopo Peri has received more than 166,853 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Jacopo Peri is the 93rd most popular composer (up from 101st in 2019), the 387th most popular biography from Italy (up from 413th in 2019) and the 18th 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 93 out of 1,228Before him are Adolphe Adam, François Couperin, Leoš Janáček, Olivier Messiaen, César Franck, and Léo Delibes. After him are Arvo Pärt, Pietro Mascagni, Ruggero Leoncavallo, Mily Balakirev, Luigi Cherubini, and Carlo Gesualdo.

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Among people born in 1561, Jacopo Peri ranks 2Before him is Francis Bacon. After him are Luis de Góngora, Katō Kiyomasa, Santorio Santorio, Henry Briggs, Ii Naomasa, Anna Maria of the Palatinate, Adriaan van Roomen, Thomas Fincke, and Mary Sidney. Among people deceased in 1633, Jacopo Peri ranks 1After him are Isabella Clara Eugenia, Cornelis Drebbel, Pieter Lastman, Patriarch Filaret of Moscow, Xu Guangqi, Scipione Borghese, Lew Sapieha, George Herbert, Juan Pablo Bonet, Étienne Brûlé, and William Ames.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Jacopo Peri ranks 387 out of 4,088Before him are Pope Boniface IV (550), Cesare Beccaria (1738), Dino Zoff (1942), Parmigianino (1503), Roger II of Sicily (1095), and Pope Benedict III (810). After him are Charles I of Hungary (1288), Pope Hormisdas (450), Pope Leo IV (790), Clara Petacci (1912), Pope Agatho (574), and Pope Benedict I (525).

Among COMPOSERS In Italy

Among composers born in Italy, Jacopo Peri ranks 18Before him are Guido of Arezzo (991), Domenico Scarlatti (1685), Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710), Alessandro Scarlatti (1660), Nino Rota (1911), and Luigi Boccherini (1743). After him are Pietro Mascagni (1863), Ruggero Leoncavallo (1857), Luigi Cherubini (1760), Carlo Gesualdo (1566), Giulio Caccini (1551), and Muzio Clementi (1752).