Ruggero Leoncavallo

1857 - 1919

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Ruggero (or Ruggiero) Leoncavallo (UK: LAY-on-kav-AL-oh, US: LAY-ohn-kə-VAH-loh, -⁠kah-, Italian: [rudˈdʒɛːro leˌoŋkaˈvallo]; 23 April 1857 – 9 August 1919) was an Italian opera composer and librettist. Although he produced numerous operas and songs throughout his career it is his opera Pagliacci (1892) that remained his lasting contribution, despite attempts to escape the shadow of his greatest success. Today he remains largely known for Pagliacci, one of the most popular and frequently performed works in the opera repertory. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ruggero Leoncavallo has received more than 327,628 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 59 in 2019). Ruggero Leoncavallo is the 97th most popular composer, the 447th most popular biography from Italy (up from 451st in 2019) and the 20th most popular Italian Composer.

Ruggero Leoncavallo is most famous for his opera "Pagliacci."

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Among composers, Ruggero Leoncavallo ranks 97 out of 1,451Before him are Olivier Messiaen, Guillaume Du Fay, Alma Mahler, César Franck, Karlheinz Stockhausen, and Marc-Antoine Charpentier. After him are Léo Delibes, John Cage, Arvo Pärt, Jacopo Peri, Francis Poulenc, and Zoltán Kodály.

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Among people born in 1857, Ruggero Leoncavallo ranks 14Before him are Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom, Karl Adolph Gjellerup, Alfonso XII of Spain, Henrik Pontoppidan, Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, and William Howard Taft. After him are Alfred Binet, Theo van Gogh, Eugen Bleuler, Alexander of Battenberg, Paul Doumer, and Axel Munthe. Among people deceased in 1919, Ruggero Leoncavallo ranks 10Before him are Ernst Haeckel, Karl Adolph Gjellerup, Gojong of Korea, Emil Fischer, Karl Liebknecht, and Emiliano Zapata. After him are Carl Larsson, John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh, Andrew Carnegie, Alfred Werner, Yakov Sverdlov, and William Crookes.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Ruggero Leoncavallo ranks 447 out of 5,161Before him are Lucky Luciano (1897), Pope Nicholas III (1215), Pope Benedict VI (900), Andrea Bocelli (1958), Pope Lando (900), and Pope Paul I (700). After him are Pope Nicholas IV (1227), Fabio Capello (1946), Pope Gregory II (669), Umberto Nobile (1885), Andrea del Sarto (1486), and Pope Symmachus (460).

Among COMPOSERS In Italy

Among composers born in Italy, Ruggero Leoncavallo ranks 20Before him are Alessandro Scarlatti (1660), Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710), Nino Rota (1911), Luigi Cherubini (1760), Luigi Boccherini (1743), and Pietro Mascagni (1863). After him are Jacopo Peri (1561), Carlo Gesualdo (1566), Giulio Caccini (1551), Gregorio Allegri (1582), Muzio Clementi (1752), and Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583).