Nicola Porpora

1686 - 1768

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Nicola (or Niccolò) Antonio 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 130,264 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia. Nicola Porpora is the 202nd most popular composer (down from 199th in 2019), the 948th most popular biography from Italy (down from 905th in 2019) and the 44th most popular Italian 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 202 out of 1,228Before him are Jordi Savall, Maurizio Pollini, Niccolò Piccinni, Reinhold Glière, André Grétry, and Ludwig Minkus. After him are Johann Christoph Bach, Jerry Goldsmith, Eduard Strauss, Antonio Caldara, Lili Boulanger, and Carl Friedrich Abel.

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Among people born in 1686, Nicola Porpora ranks 3Before him are Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit and Hans Egede. After him are Benedetto Marcello, Charles, Duke of Berry, Jean-Baptiste Oudry, Senesino, Vasily Tatishchev, 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, Canaletto, Johann Joachim Winckelmann, and Laurence Sterne. After him are Joseph-Nicolas Delisle, Louis Alexandre, Prince of Lamballe, Georg Brandt, Thomas Pelham-Holles, 1st Duke of Newcastle, Hermann Samuel Reimarus, Louis VIII, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt, and Francesco Maria Veracini.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Nicola Porpora ranks 948 out of 4,088Before him are Nina Ricci (1883), Beatrice Cenci (1577), Gnaeus Domitius Corbulo (5), Prince Napoléon Bonaparte (1822), Salvatore Quasimodo (1901), and Tigellinus (10). After him are Vincenzo Viviani (1622), Giovanna of Italy (1907), Rocco Siffredi (1964), Johann Lukas von Hildebrandt (1668), Giovanni Battista Belzoni (1778), and Justa Grata Honoria (417).

Among COMPOSERS In Italy

Among composers born in Italy, Nicola Porpora ranks 44Before him are Andrea Gabrieli (1533), Baldassare Galuppi (1706), Giuseppe Torelli (1658), Alessandro Marcello (1673), Maurizio Pollini (1942), and Niccolò Piccinni (1728). After him are Antonio Caldara (1670), Leonardo Vinci (1690), Pietro Locatelli (1695), Francesca Caccini (1587), Umberto Giordano (1867), and Benedetto Marcello (1686).