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Claudio Giovanni Antonio Monteverdi was baptised 15th May 1567 A.D. and died #onthisday 29th November 1643 A.D. He was an Italian string player, composer, and Choirmaster.

Claudio was both a secular and a sacred musician, and also, a pioneer of the development opera. He was seen as a crucial figure in the Renaissance period and Baroque period of music history.