Born: February 29, 1792, Pesaro, Italy.
Died: November 13, 1868, Passy, Paris, France.
Buried: Originally in Père Lachaise Cemetery, Paris, France. Later re-interred at the Basilica di Santa Croce, Florence, Italy.
Rossini was one of the most prominent musicians of the 19th Century, and is remembered especially for his operas.
One of his best works was Gillaume Tell (William Tell), source of the famous William Tell Overture. This music was used as the theme song for the Lone Ranger television series.