Luigi Boccherini

1743 - 1805

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Ridolfo Luigi Boccherini (, also US: , Italian: [riˈdɔlfo luˈiːdʒi bokkeˈriːni] ; 19 February 1743 – 28 May 1805) was an Italian composer and cellist of the Classical era whose music retained a courtly and galante style even while he matured somewhat apart from the major European musical centers. He is best known for a minuet from his String Quintet in E, Op. 11, No. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Luigi Boccherini has received more than 694,605 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia. Luigi Boccherini is the 89th most popular composer (down from 82nd in 2019), the 403rd most popular biography from Italy (down from 347th in 2019) and the 18th most popular Italian Composer.

Luigi Boccherini is most famous for being a composer of the classical era. He was born in 1743 and died in 1805. He is most famous for composing string quartets, symphonies, and other instrumental pieces.

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Among composers, Luigi Boccherini ranks 89 out of 1,451Before him are Carl Czerny, Josquin des Prez, Nino Rota, George Gershwin, François Couperin, and Luigi Cherubini. After him are Pietro Mascagni, Olivier Messiaen, Guillaume Du Fay, Alma Mahler, César Franck, and Karlheinz Stockhausen.

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Among people born in 1743, Luigi Boccherini ranks 5Before him are Thomas Jefferson, Antoine Lavoisier, Madame du Barry, and Jean-Paul Marat. After him are Alessandro Cagliostro, Marquis de Condorcet, Archduchess Maria Elisabeth of Austria, Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi, Martin Heinrich Klaproth, Toussaint Louverture, and Nicolai Abildgaard. Among people deceased in 1805, Luigi Boccherini ranks 3Before him are Friedrich Schiller, and Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson. After him are Isabelle de Charrière, Jean-Baptiste Greuze, Claude Chappe, Maria Theresa of Savoy, Frederick, Hereditary Prince of Denmark, Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis, Frederica Louisa of Hesse-Darmstadt, Mihrişah Sultan, and Abraham Hyacinthe Anquetil-Duperron.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Luigi Boccherini ranks 403 out of 5,161Before him are Luigi Cherubini (1760), Ancus Marcius (-675), Pope John XI (910), Simone Martini (1284), Pope Benedict IX (1012), and Pope Silverius (490). After him are Gabriele D'Annunzio (1863), Cosimo I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (1519), Pietro Mascagni (1863), Pope Innocent IV (1195), Alessandro Cagliostro (1743), and Petronius Maximus (396).

Among COMPOSERS In Italy

Among composers born in Italy, Luigi Boccherini ranks 18Before him are Domenico Scarlatti (1685), Antonio Salieri (1750), Alessandro Scarlatti (1660), Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710), Nino Rota (1911), and Luigi Cherubini (1760). After him are Pietro Mascagni (1863), Ruggero Leoncavallo (1857), Jacopo Peri (1561), Carlo Gesualdo (1566), Giulio Caccini (1551), and Gregorio Allegri (1582).