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Alessandro Manzoni

1785 - 1873

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Alessandro Francesco Tommaso Antonio Manzoni (UK: , US: , Italian: [alesˈsandro manˈdzoːni]; 7 March 1785 – 22 May 1873) was an Italian poet, novelist and philosopher. He is famous for the novel The Betrothed (orig. Italian: I promessi sposi) (1827), generally ranked among the masterpieces of world literature. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alessandro Manzoni has received more than 476,714 page views. His biography is available in 68 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 65 in 2019). Alessandro Manzoni is the 600th most popular writer (up from 607th in 2019), the 747th most popular biography from Italy (down from 703rd in 2019) and the 51st most popular Italian Writer.

Alessandro Manzoni is most famous for his novel The Betrothed, which was published in 1827.

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Among writers, Alessandro Manzoni ranks 600 out of 5,755Before him are Arthur Koestler, Samuel Butler, Eugène Sue, Michael Crichton, Samuel Johnson, and Demetrius Vikelas. After him are Camilo José Cela, France Prešeren, Pierre Loti, Anton Makarenko, John Donne, and Ludwig Tieck.

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Among people born in 1785, Alessandro Manzoni ranks 5Before him are Louis XVII of France, Mahmud II, Jacob Grimm, and Karl Drais. After him are Bettina von Arnim, Lin Zexu, Claude-Louis Navier, Florestan I, Prince of Monaco, Thomas De Quincey, John James Audubon, and Friedrich Wilhelm, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg. Among people deceased in 1873, Alessandro Manzoni ranks 7Before him are Napoleon III, John Stuart Mill, David Livingstone, Justus von Liebig, Caroline Augusta of Bavaria, and John of Saxony. After him are Elisabeth Ludovika of Bavaria, Franz Xaver Winterhalter, Alexandru Ioan Cuza, Fyodor Tyutchev, Vasil Levski, and Amélie of Leuchtenberg.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Alessandro Manzoni ranks 747 out of 4,668Before him are Vincenzo Galilei (1520), Jacobus da Varagine (1228), Pope Stephen VI (850), Andrea Pozzo (1642), Julius Evola (1898), and Pope Severinus (600). After him are Pope Leo VI (914), Vannozza dei Cattanei (1442), Pope Romanus (850), Giacomo della Porta (1533), Giovanni Paisiello (1740), and Bernardo Bellotto (1721).

Among WRITERS In Italy

Among writers born in Italy, Alessandro Manzoni ranks 51Before him are Cassiodorus (487), Aulus Gellius (123), Theocritus (-315), Dino Buzzati (1906), Salvatore Quasimodo (1901), and Pietro Metastasio (1698). After him are Lorenzo Da Ponte (1749), Poliziano (1454), Carlo Gozzi (1720), Curzio Malaparte (1898), Andrea Camilleri (1925), and Giosuè Carducci (1835).