Born 10 October 1813 in Le Roncole, Italy
Died 27 January 1901 in Milan, Italy
Facts about Giuseppe Verdi
– Giuseppe Verdi had his first paying music job at only 8 years old when the organist at his church died and Giuseppe took over that job.
– By the time he was 12, he was studying music, composition and latin.
– Even though he had the first public performance of his work at 15 years old, the conservatory in Milan rejected him when he was 19 years old for being too young.
– Verdi was elected to a provincial council in 1859.
– Verdi was a fan of Shakespeare and wrote many operas based on Shakespeare’s works, even though he couldn’t read English!