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Francesco Bernardi (pronounced [franˈtʃesko berˈnardi]; 31 October 1686 – 27 November 1758), known as Senesino (pronounced [seneˈziːno] or traditionally [seneˈsiːno]), was a celebrated Italian contralto castrato, particularly remembered today for his long collaboration with the composer George Frideric Handel. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Senesino has received more than 143,539 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Senesino is the 371st most popular singer (up from 404th in 2019), the 1,814th most popular biography from Italy (up from 1,924th in 2019) and the 35th most popular Italian Singer.

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Among singers, Senesino ranks 371 out of 3,528Before him are Sabah, Giuditta Pasta, Šaban Šaulić, Selena Gomez, Thalía, and LP. After him are Selena, Dino Merlin, Alpha Blondy, Malcolm McLaren, Katy Perry, and Harry Nilsson.

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Among people born in 1686, Senesino ranks 6Before him are Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit, Nicola Porpora, Benedetto Marcello, Hans Egede, and Charles, Duke of Berry. After him are Vasily Tatishchev, Jean-Baptiste Oudry, Hakuin Ekaku, Antoine de Jussieu, Adolphus Frederick III, Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, and Andrey Osterman. Among people deceased in 1758, Senesino ranks 8Before him are Barbara of Portugal, Prince Augustus William of Prussia, Hans Egede, Wilhelmine of Prussia, Margravine of Brandenburg-Bayreuth, Pierre Bouguer, and Jonathan Edwards. After him are Johann Friedrich Fasch, Ernest Augustus II, Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, Antoine de Jussieu, Johan Helmich Roman, Lorenz Heister, and Johann Baptist Zimmermann.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Senesino ranks 1,814 out of 4,668Before him are Decimus Junius Brutus Callaicus (-180), Giuditta Pasta (1797), Elio de Angelis (1958), Ettore Bastico (1876), Lucius Licinius Crassus (-140), and Gian Piero Gasperini (1958). After him are Louis, King of Sicily (1338), Giovanni Pietro Bellori (1613), Renato Martino (1932), Ridolfo Ghirlandaio (1483), Junio Valerio Borghese (1906), and Lucien Bianchi (1934).

Among SINGERS In Italy

Among singers born in Italy, Senesino ranks 35Before him are Iva Zanicchi (1940), Antonio Cesti (1623), Giuseppina Strepponi (1815), Ornella Vanoni (1934), Laura Pausini (1974), and Giuditta Pasta (1797). After him are Cecilia Bartoli (1966), Mia Martini (1947), Faustina Bordoni (1697), Carlo Bergonzi (1924), Sabrina Salerno (1968), and Renato Carosone (1920).