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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 301,273 page views. His biography is available in 59 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 56 in 2019). Ruggero Leoncavallo is the 97th most popular composer (down from 96th in 2019), the 452nd most popular biography from Italy (down from 413th in 2019) and the 22nd 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 1,216Before him are Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart, Luigi Cherubini, Léo Delibes, Carlo Gesualdo, Jacopo Peri, and Arvo Pärt. After him are Marc-Antoine Charpentier, Paul Hindemith, Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, Guillaume Du Fay, Joaquín Rodrigo, and Benjamin Britten.

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Among people born in 1857, Ruggero Leoncavallo ranks 15Before him are Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom, Henrik Pontoppidan, Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, William Howard Taft, Alfonso XII of Spain, and Alfred Binet. After him are Eugen Bleuler, Alexander of Battenberg, Theo van Gogh, Thorstein Veblen, Ronald Ross, and Julius Wagner-Jauregg. Among people deceased in 1919, Ruggero Leoncavallo ranks 13Before him are Karl Liebknecht, Alfred Werner, Emiliano Zapata, Gojong of Korea, John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh, and Andrew Carnegie. After him are William Crookes, Carl Larsson, Yakov Sverdlov, Archduke Ludwig Viktor of Austria, Princess Charlotte of Prussia, and Grand Duke Paul Alexandrovich of Russia.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Ruggero Leoncavallo ranks 452 out of 4,668Before him are Queen Paola of Belgium (1937), Pope Honorius II (1100), Pope Anastasius III (890), Pope John IX (850), Dionysius I of Syracuse (-430), and Nero Claudius Drusus (-38). After him are Pope Sixtus III (390), Silvana Mangano (1930), Scipio Aemilianus (-185), Pope Leo II (611), Bohemond I of Antioch (1054), and Pope Adrian III (800).

Among COMPOSERS In Italy

Among composers born in Italy, Ruggero Leoncavallo ranks 22Before him are Nino Rota (1911), Luigi Boccherini (1743), Pietro Mascagni (1863), Luigi Cherubini (1760), Carlo Gesualdo (1566), and Jacopo Peri (1561). After him are Muzio Clementi (1752), Giulio Caccini (1551), Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583), Giovanni Gabrieli (1557), Domenico Cimarosa (1749), and Gregorio Allegri (1582).