Umberto Giordano

1867 - 1948

Photo of Umberto Giordano

Icon of person Umberto Giordano

Umberto Menotti Maria Giordano (28 August 1867 – 12 November 1948) was an Italian composer, mainly of operas. He was born in Foggia in Apulia, southern Italy, and studied under Paolo Serrao at the Conservatoire of Naples. His first opera, Marina, was written for a competition promoted by the music publishers Casa Sonzogno for the best one-act opera, remembered today because it marked the beginning of Italian verismo. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Umberto Giordano has received more than 135,359 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Umberto Giordano is the 199th most popular composer (up from 227th in 2019), the 917th most popular biography from Italy (up from 1,039th in 2019) and the 41st most popular Composer.

Umberto Giordano is most famous for composing the opera "Andrea Chénier".

Memorability Metrics

  • 140k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 63.00

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 39

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 9.44

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.32

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Umberto Giordanos by language


Among composers, Umberto Giordano ranks 199 out of 1,216Before him are Michael Praetorius, Jordi Savall, Philippe de Vitry, Gilles Binchois, Francesco Landini, and Karol Szymanowski. After him are Francesca Caccini, Andrea Gabrieli, Reinhold Glière, William Byrd, Eugène Ysaÿe, and Alessandro Marcello.

Most Popular Composers in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


Among people born in 1867, Umberto Giordano ranks 26Before him are Laura Ingalls Wilder, Walther Rathenau, Irving Fisher, Władysław Reymont, Hector Guimard, and Margaret Brown. After him are Princess Maria Josepha of Saxony, Sakichi Toyoda, Joseph Maria Olbrich, Rubén Darío, Madam C. J. Walker, and Kurt Eisner. Among people deceased in 1948, Umberto Giordano ranks 28Before him are Arthur Liebehenschel, Jan Masaryk, Prince Aimone, Duke of Aosta, Kurt Schwitters, Muhammad Ali Jinnah, and John J. Pershing. After him are Hugo Boss, Iwane Matsui, D. W. Griffith, Tamam Shud case, Georges Bernanos, and Uzeyir Hajibeyov.

Others Born in 1867

Go to all Rankings

Others Deceased in 1948

Go to all Rankings

In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Umberto Giordano ranks 917 out of 4,668Before him are Nero Julius Caesar (6), Antipope Ursicinus (400), Salvator Rosa (1615), Isabella Rossellini (1952), Elsa Schiaparelli (1890), and Valentina Visconti, Duchess of Orléans (1371). After him are Fausta (289), Clementia of Hungary (1293), Carlo Carrà (1881), Elena Cornaro Piscopia (1646), Nina Ricci (1883), and Julia (-76).

Among COMPOSERS In Italy

Among composers born in Italy, Umberto Giordano ranks 41Before him are Amilcare Ponchielli (1834), Maurizio Pollini (1942), Baldassare Galuppi (1706), Giuseppe Torelli (1658), Luciano Berio (1925), and Francesco Landini (1325). After him are Francesca Caccini (1587), Andrea Gabrieli (1533), Alessandro Marcello (1673), Antonio Caldara (1670), Benedetto Marcello (1686), and Niccolò Piccinni (1728).