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Luigi Boccherini

1743 - 1805

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Ridolfo Luigi Boccherini (, also US: , Italian: [riˈdɔlfo luˈiːdʒi bokkeˈriːni] (listen); 19 February 1743 – 28 May 1805) was an Italian, later Spanish, 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 434,316 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). Luigi Boccherini is the 81st most popular composer (down from 77th in 2019), the 304th most popular biography from Italy (down from 301st in 2019) and the 17th 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

Among composers, Luigi Boccherini ranks 81 out of 1,228. Before him are Josquin des Prez, Mikis Theodorakis, Alban Berg, Mikhail Glinka, Vangelis, and Gabriel Fauré. After him are Jules Massenet, Marc-Antoine Charpentier, Franz Lehár, Carl Czerny, Leonard Bernstein, and Adolphe Adam.

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Contemporaries

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, Toussaint Louverture, Archduchess Maria Elisabeth of Austria, Martin Heinrich Klaproth, Edmund Cartwright, and Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi. 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, Frederick, Hereditary Prince of Denmark, Isabelle de Charrière, Maria Theresa of Savoy, Claude Chappe, Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis, Frederica Louisa of Hesse-Darmstadt, Aloys I, Prince of Liechtenstein, and Abraham Hyacinthe Anquetil-Duperron.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Luigi Boccherini ranks 304 out of 4,088. Before him are Pope Celestine I (400), Duccio (1255), Charles Borromeo (1538), Pope Liberius (310), Pope Adeodatus I (570), and Gaius Gracchus (-154). After him are Camillo Benso, Count of Cavour (1810), Sallust (-86), Gallienus (218), Saint Cecilia (200), Salvatore Riina (1930), and Lucius Tarquinius Priscus (-700).

Among COMPOSERS In Italy

Among composers born in Italy, Luigi Boccherini ranks 17Before him are Vincenzo Bellini (1801), Guido of Arezzo (991), Domenico Scarlatti (1685), Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710), Alessandro Scarlatti (1660), and Nino Rota (1911). After him are Jacopo Peri (1561), Pietro Mascagni (1863), Ruggero Leoncavallo (1857), Luigi Cherubini (1760), Carlo Gesualdo (1566), and Giulio Caccini (1551).