The New International Encyclopædia/Astorga, Emmanuele, Baron d'
ASTORGA, Emmanuele, Baron d' (1681-1736). An Italian composer. He was born at Palermo, December 11, 1681. His Stabat Mater is still regarded as a masterpiece. He wrote also an opera, Dafne, produced in Vienna in 1705. He derived his name from the Spanish Convent of Astorga, where, after having studied with Scarlatti, he became a pupil. He died in Bohemia, August 21, 1736.