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 638,659 page views. His biography is available in 58 different languages on Wikipedia. Vincenzo Bellini is the 52nd most popular composer (down from 49th in 2019), the 179th most popular biography from Italy (up from 185th in 2019) and the 11th most popular Italian Composer.

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Among composers, Vincenzo Bellini ranks 52 out of 1,228. Before him are Carl Maria von Weber, Orlande de Lassus, Gaetano Donizetti, Erik Satie, Carl Orff, and Jean-Philippe Rameau. After him are Georg Philipp Telemann, Guido of Arezzo, Anton Bruckner, Domenico Scarlatti, Aram Khachaturian, and Edward Elgar.

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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, John Henry Newman, Amalie Auguste of Bavaria, 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, Thérésa Tallien, Auguste, Duke of Leuchtenberg, Catharina of Württemberg, John Nash, Guillaume Dupuytren, François Étienne de Kellermann, and Izabela Czartoryska.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Vincenzo Bellini ranks 179 out of 4,088. Before him are Catullus (-84), Pope Formosus (816), Francis II, Holy Roman Emperor (1768), Pope Pius IV (1499), Giovanni Bellini (1430), and Pope Gregory XV (1554). After him are Pliny the Younger (61), Pope Paul IV (1476), Pope Martin V (1369), Guido of Arezzo (991), Luchino Visconti (1906), and Domenico Scarlatti (1685).

Among COMPOSERS In Italy

Among composers born in Italy, Vincenzo Bellini ranks 11Before him are Gioachino Rossini (1792), Antonio Salieri (1750), Claudio Monteverdi (1567), Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632), Tomaso Albinoni (1671), and Gaetano Donizetti (1797). After him are Guido of Arezzo (991), Domenico Scarlatti (1685), Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710), Alessandro Scarlatti (1660), Nino Rota (1911), and Luigi Boccherini (1743).