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 other 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 238,226 page views. His biography is available in 56 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 55 in 2019). Ruggero Leoncavallo is the 96th most popular composer (down from 79th in 2019), the 413th most popular biography from Italy (down from 326th 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 96 out of 1,228Before him are Olivier Messiaen, César Franck, Léo Delibes, Jacopo Peri, Arvo Pärt, and Pietro Mascagni. After him are Mily Balakirev, Luigi Cherubini, Carlo Gesualdo, Guillaume Du Fay, Giacomo Meyerbeer, and Krzysztof Penderecki.

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Among people born in 1857, Ruggero Leoncavallo ranks 13Before him are Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell, Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom, Karl Adolph Gjellerup, Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, Henrik Pontoppidan, and Alfonso XII of Spain. After him are William Howard Taft, Alfred Binet, Theo van Gogh, Eugen Bleuler, Paul Doumer, and Antoni Grabowski. Among people deceased in 1919, Ruggero Leoncavallo ranks 10Before him are Ernst Haeckel, Karl Liebknecht, Emiliano Zapata, Karl Adolph Gjellerup, Emil Fischer, and Andrew Carnegie. After him are John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh, Gojong of Korea, William Crookes, Carl Larsson, Madam C. J. Walker, and Alfred Werner.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Ruggero Leoncavallo ranks 413 out of 4,088Before him are Pope Sylvester III (1000), Giuliano de' Medici (1453), Niccolò Fontana Tartaglia (1499), Pope Martin I (590), John Cabot (1450), and Lentulus Batiatus (-200). After him are Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies (1751), Sofonisba Anguissola (1535), Pope Cornelius (200), Pope Lando (900), Poppaea Sabina (30), and Philolaus (-470).

Among COMPOSERS In Italy

Among composers born in Italy, Ruggero Leoncavallo ranks 20Before him are Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710), Alessandro Scarlatti (1660), Nino Rota (1911), Luigi Boccherini (1743), Jacopo Peri (1561), and Pietro Mascagni (1863). After him are Luigi Cherubini (1760), Carlo Gesualdo (1566), Giulio Caccini (1551), Muzio Clementi (1752), Giovanni Gabrieli (1557), and Domenico Cimarosa (1749).