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Pietro Metastasio

1698 - 1782

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Pietro Antonio Domenico Trapassi (3 January 1698 – 12 April 1782), better known by his pseudonym of Pietro Metastasio (Italian pronunciation: [ˈpjɛːtro metaˈstaːzjo]), was an Italian poet and librettist, considered the most important writer of opera seria libretti. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pietro Metastasio has received more than 142,370 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Pietro Metastasio is the 585th most popular writer (up from 686th in 2019), the 733rd most popular biography from Italy (up from 794th in 2019) and the 50th most popular Italian Writer.

Pietro Metastasio is most famous for being a librettist, or the writer of the text that is set to music.

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Among writers, Pietro Metastasio ranks 585 out of 5,755Before him are Ludvig Holberg, Ghalib, Bernard Gui, Irène Némirovsky, Elisabeth of Wied, and Franz Werfel. After him are Gustav Meyrink, August Wilhelm Schlegel, Eduardo Galeano, Philip Larkin, Thomas Wolfe, and Ferenc Molnár.

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Among people born in 1698, Pietro Metastasio ranks 2Before him is Pierre Louis Maupertuis. After him are Giuseppe Guarneri, Riccardo Broschi, Colin Maclaurin, Ange-Jacques Gabriel, Pierre Bouguer, Joseph Süß Oppenheimer, Charles François de Cisternay du Fay, Francesco III d'Este, Duke of Modena, Erik Pontoppidan, and Jean Calas. Among people deceased in 1782, Pietro Metastasio ranks 5Before him are Daniel Bernoulli, Farinelli, Johann Christian Bach, and Anne Bonny. After him are Jacques de Vaucanson, Sebastião José de Carvalho e Melo, 1st Marquis of Pombal, Louisa Ulrika of Prussia, Taksin, Ange-Jacques Gabriel, Anna Göldi, and Sophie of France.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Pietro Metastasio ranks 733 out of 4,668Before him are Lorenzo di Credi (1459), Constans (320), Paolo dal Pozzo Toscanelli (1397), Gaius Octavius (-100), Giovanni Schiaparelli (1835), and Pope Theodore II (840). After him are Henry of Germany (1211), Gigliola Cinquetti (1947), Galeazzo Maria Sforza (1444), Gianni Agnelli (1921), Faustina the Younger (125), and Beatrice Cenci (1577).

Among WRITERS In Italy

Among writers born in Italy, Pietro Metastasio ranks 50Before him are Giacomo Leopardi (1798), Cassiodorus (487), Aulus Gellius (123), Theocritus (-315), Dino Buzzati (1906), and Salvatore Quasimodo (1901). After him are Alessandro Manzoni (1785), Lorenzo Da Ponte (1749), Poliziano (1454), Carlo Gozzi (1720), Curzio Malaparte (1898), and Andrea Camilleri (1925).