Niccolò Paganini

1782 - 1840

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Niccolò (or Nicolò) Paganini (Italian: [ni(k)koˈlɔ ppaɡaˈniːni] (listen); 27 October 1782 – 27 May 1840) was an Italian violinist and composer. He was the most celebrated violin virtuoso of his time, and left his mark as one of the pillars of modern violin technique. His 24 Caprices for Solo Violin Op. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Niccolò Paganini has received more than 2,346,519 page views. His biography is available in 84 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 81 in 2019). Niccolò Paganini is the 5th most popular musician, the 35th most popular biography from Italy (down from 33rd in 2019) and the most popular Italian Musician.

Niccolò Paganini was a 19th-century Italian violinist and composer. He is most famous for his virtuosic skill as a violinist.

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Among musicians, Niccolò Paganini ranks 5 out of 2,675Before him are Freddie Mercury, Bob Marley, Franz Liszt, and John Lennon. After him are Michael Jackson, Louis Armstrong, Paul McCartney, Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, and Ringo Starr.

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Among people born in 1782, Niccolò Paganini ranks 2Before him is Martin Van Buren. After him are Friedrich Fröbel, Daoguang Emperor, Daniel Auber, Maria Amalia of Naples and Sicily, Caroline Bonaparte, Hugues Felicité Robert de Lamennais, William Miller, Ivan Paskevich, John Field, and Archduke John of Austria. Among people deceased in 1840, Niccolò Paganini ranks 1After him are Caspar David Friedrich, Frederick William III of Prussia, Siméon Denis Poisson, Lucien Bonaparte, Heinrich Wilhelm Matthias Olbers, Emperor Kōkaku, Jacques MacDonald, Johann Friedrich Blumenbach, Louis de Bonald, Maria Beatrice of Savoy, and Pierre-Joseph Redouté.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Niccolò Paganini ranks 35 out of 4,088Before him are Sandro Botticelli (1445), Pontius Pilate (-12), Lorenzo de' Medici (1449), Horace (-65), Alessandro Volta (1745), and Donatello (1386). After him are Ennio Morricone (1928), Tiberius (-42), Titian (1488), Giacomo Casanova (1725), Florence Nightingale (1820), and Pope John Paul I (1912).

Among MUSICIANS In Italy

Among musicians born in Italy, Niccolò Paganini ranks 1After him are Arcangelo Corelli (1653), Giorgio Moroder (1940), Cosima Wagner (1837), Ludovico Einaudi (1955), Luigi Tenco (1938), Paolo Conte (1937), Giovanni Battista Martini (1706), Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (1920), Giovanni Battista Viotti (1755), Romano Mussolini (1927), and Lucio Dalla (1943).