Luigi Boccherini

1743 - 1805

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Ridolfo Luigi Boccherini (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 centres. 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 560,355 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 51 in 2019). Luigi Boccherini is the 82nd most popular composer (down from 81st in 2019), the 348th most popular biography from Italy (down from 304th in 2019) and the 17th most popular 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 82 out of 1,216Before him are Dieterich Buxtehude, Gabriel Fauré, Franz Lehár, Carl Czerny, Nino Rota, and Hans Zimmer. After him are César Franck, Leoš Janáček, Alban Berg, Olivier Messiaen, François Couperin, and John Cage.

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Among people born in 1743, Luigi Boccherini ranks 5Before him are Thomas Jefferson, Antoine Lavoisier, Jean-Paul Marat, and Madame du Barry. After him are Alessandro Cagliostro, Marquis de Condorcet, Archduchess Maria Elisabeth of Austria, Toussaint Louverture, Martin Heinrich Klaproth, Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi, and Carl Peter Thunberg. Among people deceased in 1805, Luigi Boccherini ranks 3Before him are Friedrich Schiller and Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson. After him are Jean-Baptiste Greuze, Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis, Claude Chappe, Isabelle de Charrière, Frederick, Hereditary Prince of Denmark, Maria Theresa of Savoy, 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 348 out of 4,668Before him are Cesare Maldini (1932), Pope Linus (1), Antipope John XXIII (1370), Longinus (100), Pope Honorius IV (1210), and Pope John X (860). After him are Pope Julius I (300), Pope Gregory X (1210), Carlo Goldoni (1707), Pope Boniface I (370), Ancus Marcius (-675), and Gordian III (225).

Among COMPOSERS In Italy

Among composers born in Italy, Luigi Boccherini ranks 17Before him are Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632), Domenico Scarlatti (1685), Vincenzo Bellini (1801), Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710), Alessandro Scarlatti (1660), and Nino Rota (1911). After him are Pietro Mascagni (1863), Luigi Cherubini (1760), Carlo Gesualdo (1566), Jacopo Peri (1561), Ruggero Leoncavallo (1857), and Muzio Clementi (1752).