Antonio Lucio Vivaldi (1678-1741) was born on Friday March 4 1678. Vivaldi is one of the most influential and important composers of the Baroque era.

Vivaldi was born in Venice to Giovanni Battista and Camilla Calicchio. Vivaldi's offical church baptism took place about 2 months later. The day Vivaldi was born, there was an earthquake and his mother was frightened to the point that it is thought that she dedicated her son's life to the church.

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