Antonio Salieri


Birthday August 18, 1750

Birth Sign Leo

Birthplace Italy

DEATH DATE May 7, 1825 (74)

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Italian classical composer who served as the director of the Italian opera from 1774 to 1792.

Before Fame

As a child, he would often run away from home to hear his brother's concertos.


He was immortalized in the Oscar-winning 1984 film Amadeus, which won eight Oscars including Best Picture.

Family Life

He received his first musical education from his brother, violinist Francesco Salieri.

Associated With

He was portrayed in the film Amadeus by respected actor F. Murray Abraham.