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Vincenzo Galilei

1520 - 1591

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Vincenzo Galilei (born 3 April 1520, Santa Maria a Monte, Italy died 2 July 1591, Florence, Italy) was an Italian lutenist, composer, and music theorist. His children included the astronomer and physicist Galileo Galilei and the lute virtuoso and composer Michelagnolo Galilei. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Vincenzo Galilei has received more than 192,358 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Vincenzo Galilei is the 154th most popular composer (up from 164th in 2019), the 741st most popular biography from Italy (up from 742nd in 2019) and the 30th most popular Italian Composer.

Galileo was most famous for his work with the telescope. He was the first person to use a telescope to study the stars and planets.

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Among composers, Vincenzo Galilei ranks 154 out of 1,216Before him are Philip Glass, George Enescu, Enrique Granados, Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle, Édouard Lalo, and Ottorino Respighi. After him are Gustav Holst, Giovanni Paisiello, Marin Marais, Vittorio Monti, Dmitry Kabalevsky, and Francesco Cavalli.

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Among people born in 1520, Vincenzo Galilei ranks 4Before him are Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Pope Sixtus V, and Sigismund II Augustus. After him are Barbara Radziwiłł, Koca Sinan Pasha, Christophe Plantin, Alessandro Farnese, Madeleine of Valois, Matthias Flacius, William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley, and Thoinot Arbeau. Among people deceased in 1591, Vincenzo Galilei ranks 5Before him are Pope Gregory XIV, Pope Innocent IX, John of the Cross, and Aloysius Gonzaga. After him are Dmitry of Uglich, Sen no Rikyū, Veronica Franco, Jacobus Gallus, Christian I, Elector of Saxony, Luis de León, and Jost Amman.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Vincenzo Galilei ranks 741 out of 4,668Before him are Gigliola Cinquetti (1947), Galeazzo Maria Sforza (1444), Gianni Agnelli (1921), Faustina the Younger (125), Beatrice Cenci (1577), and Pupienus (170). After him are Jacobus da Varagine (1228), Pope Stephen VI (850), Andrea Pozzo (1642), Julius Evola (1898), Pope Severinus (600), and Alessandro Manzoni (1785).

Among COMPOSERS In Italy

Among composers born in Italy, Vincenzo Galilei ranks 30Before him are Giulio Caccini (1551), Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583), Giovanni Gabrieli (1557), Domenico Cimarosa (1749), Gregorio Allegri (1582), and Ottorino Respighi (1879). After him are Giovanni Paisiello (1740), Vittorio Monti (1868), Francesco Cavalli (1602), Ferruccio Busoni (1866), Amilcare Ponchielli (1834), and Maurizio Pollini (1942).