Alda Merini

1931 - 2009

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Alda Merini (21 March 1931, in Milan – 1 November 2009, in Milan) was an Italian writer and poet. Her work earned the attention and the admiration of other Italian writers, such as Giorgio Manganelli, Salvatore Quasimodo, and Pier Paolo Pasolini. Merini's writing style has been described as intense, passionate and mystic, and it is influenced by Rainer Maria Rilke. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alda Merini has received more than 91,055 page views. Her biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Alda Merini is the 2,890th most popular writer (down from 2,874th in 2019), the 2,466th most popular biography from Italy (down from 2,258th in 2019) and the 171st most popular Italian Writer.

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Among writers, Alda Merini ranks 2,890 out of 5,794Before her are Alexander Sumarokov, Katherine Jackson, Pierre Gringore, Marie Anne de Vichy-Chamrond, marquise du Deffand, Anyte of Tegea, and Bertus Aafjes. After her are Gudrun Pausewang, Victor Segalen, Gary Snyder, Abbasgulu Bakikhanov, Rachel Bluwstein, and Robert Penn Warren.

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Among people born in 1931, Alda Merini ranks 207Before her are Janosch, Jan Johansson, Caroline Graham, Michael O. Rabin, William Goldman, and Shunsuke Kikuchi. After her are Dritëro Agolli, Walter Burkert, Bob Anderson, Yulian Semyonov, Nílton de Sordi, and Franco Interlenghi. Among people deceased in 2009, Alda Merini ranks 131Before her are Oleg Yankovsky, Zbigniew Religa, Ken Annakin, Jim Carroll, Marilyn Chambers, and Guillermo Endara. After her are Chuck Daly, Abdellatif Filali, Rosanna Schiaffino, Roy E. Disney, Yegor Gaidar, and Mike Bongiorno.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Alda Merini ranks 2,466 out of 4,088Before her are Macedonio Melloni (1798), Carlo Lizzani (1922), Massimo d'Azeglio (1798), Giovanni Antonio Magini (1555), Virginio Rosetta (1902), and Pietro Serantoni (1906). After her are Angelo Bagnasco (1943), Giovanni Battista Bassani (1650), Mauro Piacenza (1944), Dino Baggio (1971), Vigilius of Trent (355), and Maria d'Este (1644).

Among WRITERS In Italy

Among writers born in Italy, Alda Merini ranks 171Before her are Valerio Massimo Manfredi (1942), Giuseppe Giacosa (1847), Duris of Samos (-340), Tiziano Terzani (1938), Marco Foscarini (1696), and Julius Obsequens (400). After her are Antonio Beccadelli (1394), Antonio Ghislanzoni (1824), Sibilla Aleramo (1876), Giuseppe Parini (1729), Elio Vittorini (1908), and Massimo Bontempelli (1878).