Vincenzo Bellini

1801 - 1835

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Vincenzo Salvatore Carmelo Francesco Bellini (Italian: [vinˈtʃɛntso salvaˈtoːre karˈmɛːlo franˈtʃesko belˈliːni] (listen); 3 November 1801 – 23 September 1835) was an Italian opera composer, who was known for his long-flowing melodic lines for which he was named "the Swan of Catania". Many years later, in 1898, Giuseppe Verdi "praised the broad curves of Bellini's melody: 'there are extremely long melodies as no-one else had ever made before'."A large amount of what is known about Bellini's life and his activities comes from surviving letters—except for a short period—which were written over his lifetime to his friend Francesco Florimo, whom he had met as a fellow student in Naples and with whom he maintained a lifelong friendship. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Vincenzo Bellini has received more than 821,321 page views. His biography is available in 58 different languages on Wikipedia. Vincenzo Bellini is the 56th most popular composer (down from 52nd in 2019), the 194th most popular biography from Italy (down from 179th in 2019) and the 13th most popular Composer.

Vincenzo Bellini was a composer who is most famous for his operas "Norma" and "I Puritani."

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Among composers, Vincenzo Bellini ranks 56 out of 1,216Before him are Carl Orff, Arnold Schoenberg, Jean-Philippe Rameau, Orlande de Lassus, Aram Khachaturian, and Domenico Scarlatti. After him are Mikis Theodorakis, Georg Philipp Telemann, Edward Elgar, Astor Piazzolla, Henry Purcell, and Johann Christian Bach.

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Among people born in 1801, Vincenzo Bellini ranks 1After him are Brigham Young, Gustav Fechner, Josip Jelačić, Frédéric Bastiat, John of Saxony, Elisabeth Ludovika of Bavaria, Amalie Auguste of Bavaria, John Henry Newman, Johannes Peter Müller, Joseph Plateau, and Mikhail Ostrogradsky. Among people deceased in 1835, Vincenzo Bellini ranks 2Before him is Francis II, Holy Roman Emperor. After him are Wilhelm von Humboldt, Antoine-Jean Gros, Édouard Mortier, Duke of Trévise, Auguste, Duke of Leuchtenberg, Thérésa Tallien, Catharina of Württemberg, Guillaume Dupuytren, François Étienne de Kellermann, John Nash, and Izabela Czartoryska.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Vincenzo Bellini ranks 194 out of 4,668Before him are Servius Tullius (-600), Pope Innocent XII (1615), Pope Innocent X (1574), Pope Nicholas V (1397), Guillaume Apollinaire (1880), and Domenico Scarlatti (1685). After him are Pope Alexander VII (1599), Pope Gregory XIV (1535), Arcangelo Corelli (1653), Saint Cecilia (200), Giovanni Bellini (1430), and Pope Eugene IV (1383).

Among COMPOSERS In Italy

Among composers born in Italy, Vincenzo Bellini ranks 13Before him are Antonio Salieri (1750), Guido of Arezzo (991), Gaetano Donizetti (1797), Tomaso Albinoni (1671), Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632), and Domenico Scarlatti (1685). After him are Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710), Alessandro Scarlatti (1660), Nino Rota (1911), Luigi Boccherini (1743), Pietro Mascagni (1863), and Luigi Cherubini (1760).