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Nicola Porpora

1686 - 1768

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Nicola (or Niccolò) Antonio Giacinto Porpora (17 August 1686 – 3 March 1768) was an Italian composer and teacher of singing of the Baroque era, whose most famous singing students were the castrati Farinelli and Caffarelli. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nicola Porpora has received more than 171,473 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Nicola Porpora is the 164th most popular composer (up from 202nd in 2019), the 198th most popular biography from Spain (up from 948th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Spanish Composer.

Nicola Porpora is most famous for being a composer of opera in the 18th century.

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Among composers, Nicola Porpora ranks 164 out of 1,216Before him are Vittorio Monti, Dmitry Kabalevsky, Francesco Cavalli, Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, Ferruccio Busoni, and John Barry. After him are Scott Joplin, Alexander Vasilyevich Alexandrov, Franz von Suppé, Witold Lutosławski, Adrian Willaert, and Steve Reich.

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Among people born in 1686, Nicola Porpora ranks 2Before him is Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit. After him are Benedetto Marcello, Hans Egede, Charles, Duke of Berry, Senesino, Vasily Tatishchev, Jean-Baptiste Oudry, Hakuin Ekaku, Antoine de Jussieu, Adolphus Frederick III, Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, and Andrey Osterman. Among people deceased in 1768, Nicola Porpora ranks 5Before him are Marie Leszczyńska, Johann Joachim Winckelmann, Canaletto, and Laurence Sterne. After him are Georg Brandt, Francesco Maria Veracini, Joseph-Nicolas Delisle, Louis VIII, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt, Louis Alexandre, Prince of Lamballe, Hermann Samuel Reimarus, and Thomas Pelham-Holles, 1st Duke of Newcastle.

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In Spain

Among people born in Spain, Nicola Porpora ranks 198 out of 2,932Before him are Penélope Cruz (1974), Blanche I of Navarre (1387), Alfonso III of Asturias (848), Louis Blanc (1811), Arnaldus de Villa Nova (1240), and Leo Africanus (1494). After him are Alfonso the Battler (1073), Henry III of Castile (1379), Ricardo Bofill (1939), Columella (4), Balthasar Charles, Prince of Asturias (1629), and Alfonso VII of León and Castile (1105).

Among COMPOSERS In Spain

Among composers born in Spain, Nicola Porpora ranks 6Before him are Joaquín Rodrigo (1901), Francisco Tárrega (1852), Manuel de Falla (1876), Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548), and Enrique Granados (1867). After him are Jordi Savall (1941), Antonio Soler (1729), Juan Crisóstomo Arriaga (1806), Joaquín Turina (1882), Sebastián Iradier (1809), and Federico Mompou (1893).