Google Doodle Pays Tribute to Gioachino Rossini

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Today’s Google Doodle meant to be Celebrates Gioachino Rossini 220th Birthday and Leap year . Gioachino Antonio Rossin was born on 29 February 1792 was an Italian composer who wrote 39 operas as well as sacred music, chamber music, songs, and some instrumental and piano pieces. A mouse-over over the Google Doodle  reveals that it is meant to celebrate ‘Gioachino Rossini’s 220nd Birthday and Leap Year’ and on clicking will lead to a search page searching for the name of ‘Gioachino Rossini’.

Today’s Google doodle is 2-in-1 doodle on it’s homepage describing the leap year and  Gioachino Rossini’s birthday. As we all know that the leap years and leap days are usually associated with frogs, the leaping amphibians, so today’s Google doodle has a number of frogs, all four of them.

And above doodle also inspired by Gioachino Rossini’s famous 1816 comic opera The Barber of Seville, one of the most performed operas. All 4 frogs in the scene, one is at the piano and the soprano is the only one leaping. The barber frog is Figaro and the frog getting a shave is Count Almaviva (Characters created by French playright Pierre Beaumarchais and The Barber of Seville is one of the three Figaro plays penned by him).

More about Gioachino Rossini :

Gioachino Rossini’s best-known operas include the Italian comedies Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville) and La Cenerentola and the French-language epics Moïse et Pharaon and Guillaume Tell (William Tell).

More about Leap Year :

A leap year is also know as intercalary or bissextile year. Leap year is a year containing one additional day in the month of February.  A common year has 365 days and a leap year 366 days, with the extra day designated as February 29. A leap year occurs every four years to help synchronize the calendar year with the solar year, or the length of time it takes the earth to complete its orbit about the sun, which is about 365¼ days.

Which has been your favorite Google Doodle till date? Do let us know via comments. Tricks Machine along with its readers wishes Gioachino Rossini on his 220th Birthday.

 

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