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Date of Birth 4 March 1678Republic of Venice. [now Venice, Italy]
Date of Death 28 July 1741Vienna, Austria
Birth NameAntonio Lucio Vivaldi
Nickname The red priest

Mini Bio (1)

Being the son of a violinist Vivaldi started playing the violin himself early in his life. In 1703 he became priest and in 1716 the director of a conservatory of the church in Venice. Being a famous violinist he gave concerts all over Europe also composing a lot of violin concerts and other string works. There is not much information about his life only that he died in poverty in Vienna.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Volker Boehm

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Vivaldi's works were forgotten until the beginning of the 20th century
Was ordained as a priest in 1703; this, coupled with his bright red hair, earned him the nickname "The Red Priest" from contemporaries.

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