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Otto Nicolai

1810 - 1849

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Carl Otto Ehrenfried Nicolai (9 June 1810 – 11 May 1849) was a German composer, conductor, and one of the founders of the Vienna Philharmonic. Nicolai is best known for his operatic version of Shakespeare's comedy The Merry Wives of Windsor as Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Otto Nicolai has received more than 116,425 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia. Otto Nicolai is the 233rd most popular composer (up from 248th in 2019), the 337th most popular biography from Russia (down from 328th in 2019) and the 15th most popular Russian Composer.

Otto Nicolai was a German composer who is most famous for composing the opera "The Merry Wives of Windsor" in 1849.

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Among composers, Otto Nicolai ranks 233 out of 1,216Before him are Alexander von Zemlinsky, Franz Xaver Süssmayr, Pierre Schaeffer, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Engelbert Humperdinck, and Uzeyir Hajibeyov. After him are Duchess Maria Antonia of Bavaria, Niels Gade, Giacomo Carissimi, Henryk Górecki, Francesco Geminiani, and Luigi Nono.

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Among people born in 1810, Otto Nicolai ranks 14Before him are Ferdinand II of the Two Sicilies, Éliphas Lévi, Ferdinand Philippe, Duke of Orléans, Alexandre Colonna-Walewski, Princess Marianne of the Netherlands, and Nikolay Pirogov. After him are Hermann Heinrich Gossen, Ernst Kummer, Elizabeth Gaskell, Auguste, Duke of Leuchtenberg, Henri Victor Regnault, and Karl Richard Lepsius. Among people deceased in 1849, Otto Nicolai ranks 16Before him are Sándor Petőfi, Johann Wolfgang Döbereiner, Heonjong of Joseon, France Prešeren, Şehzade Abdullah, and Juliette Récamier. After him are Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen, Giuseppe Caspar Mezzofanti, William Miller, Grand Duke Michael Pavlovich of Russia, Lajos Batthyány, and Anita Garibaldi.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Otto Nicolai ranks 337 out of 3,262Before him are Grand Duchess Anastasia Mikhailovna of Russia (1860), Lila Kedrova (1918), Viktor Korchnoi (1931), Leonid Govorov (1897), Arthur Adamov (1908), and Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya (1923). After him are Nikolai Trubetzkoy (1890), Vasily Vereshchagin (1842), Prince Paul of Yugoslavia (1893), Anatoly Sobchak (1937), Nikolai Kuznetsov (1904), and Sergey Brin (1973).

Among COMPOSERS In Russia

Among composers born in Russia, Otto Nicolai ranks 15Before him are Mikhail Glinka (1804), Mily Balakirev (1837), Dmitry Kabalevsky (1904), Alexander Vasilyevich Alexandrov (1883), Sofia Gubaidulina (1931), and Alfred Schnittke (1934). After him are Anton Arensky (1861), Sergei Taneyev (1856), Rodion Shchedrin (1932), Anatoly Lyadov (1855), Alexander Dargomyzhsky (1813), and Nikolai Medtner (1879).