Alessandro Farnese

1520 - 1589

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Alessandro Farnese (5 October 1520 – 2 March 1589), an Italian cardinal and diplomat and a great collector and patron of the arts, was the grandson of Pope Paul III (who also bore the name Alessandro Farnese), and the son of Pier Luigi Farnese, Duke of Parma, who was murdered in 1547. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alessandro Farnese has received more than 17,303 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia. Alessandro Farnese is the 940th most popular religious figure (down from 931st in 2019).

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Among religious figures, Alessandro Farnese ranks 940 out of 2,272Before him are Johann Arndt, Lothair II of Italy, Antipope Honorius II, Gerard of Csanád, Giuseppe Siri, and Eulalia of Barcelona. After him are Hugh of Cluny, Saturnin, Rose of Viterbo, Adolfo Nicolás, Odilo of Cluny, and Aristides of Athens.

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Among people born in 1520, Alessandro Farnese ranks 10Before him are Vincenzo Galilei, Barbara Radziwiłł, Koca Sinan Pasha, Christophe Plantin, Matthias Flacius, and Madeleine of Valois. After him are Thoinot Arbeau, William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley, Diego de Almagro II, Isabella di Morra, Dorothea of Denmark, Electress Palatine, and Pedro Cieza de León. Among people deceased in 1589, Alessandro Farnese ranks 5Before him are Catherine de' Medici, Henry III of France, Christophe Plantin, and Jacques Clément. After him are Benedict the Moor, Johannes Sturm, Anna Maria of the Palatinate, Bernard Palissy, Jean-Antoine de Baïf, Michael Baius, and Heo Nanseolheon.

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