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Andrea Doria

1466 - 1560

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Andrea Doria, Prince of Melfi (Italian: [anˈdrɛːa ˈdɔːrja]; Ligurian: Drîa Döia [ˈdɾiːa ˈdɔːja]; 30 November 1466 – 25 November 1560) was a Genoese statesman, condottiero, and admiral, who played a key role in the Republic of Genoa during his lifetime.As the ruler of Genoa, Doria reformed the Republic's constitution. Originally elected for life, the Doge's office was reduced to two years. At the same time plebeians were declared ineligible, and the appointment of the doge was entrusted to the members of the great and the little councils. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Andrea Doria has received more than 490,198 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Andrea Doria is the 82nd most popular military personnel (down from 73rd in 2019), the 337th most popular biography from Italy (down from 288th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Italian Military Personnel.

Andrea Doria was an Italian admiral in the 16th century. He was most famous for his victory over the Turkish fleet in the Battle of Lepanto.

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Among military personnels, Andrea Doria ranks 82 out of 1,468Before him are Mikhail Tukhachevsky, Eugène de Beauharnais, Hans-Ulrich Rudel, Wilhelm Canaris, Hiroo Onoda, and Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette. After him are Alexander Suvorov, Hattori Hanzō, Tadeusz Kościuszko, Jan Žižka, Wilhelm Ritter von Leeb, and Subutai.

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Among people born in 1466, Andrea Doria ranks 4Before him are Erasmus, Elizabeth of York, and Moctezuma II. After him are Quentin Matsys, Alonso de Ojeda, Şehzade Ahmet, Francesco II Gonzaga, Marquess of Mantua, Giovanni Sforza, Ottaviano Petrucci, and Ashikaga Yoshitane. Among people deceased in 1560, Andrea Doria ranks 4Before him are Francis II of France, Gustav I of Sweden, and Philip Melanchthon. After him are Anastasia Romanovna, Mary of Guise, Imagawa Yoshimoto, Bartolommeo Bandinelli, Joachim du Bellay, Jan Mandijn, Melchor Cano, and Nicolas Gombert.

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Among people born in Italy, Andrea Doria ranks 337 out of 4,668Before him are Reinhold Messner (1944), Pope Paul I (700), Sofonisba Anguissola (1535), Lucky Luciano (1897), Pope Paschal II (1050), and Roger II of Sicily (1095). After him are Canaletto (1697), Dario Fo (1926), Pope Paul II (1417), Publius Quinctilius Varus (-46), Cesare Maldini (1932), and Pope Linus (1).


Among military personnels born in Italy, Andrea Doria ranks 3Before him are Cesare Borgia (1475) and Germanicus (-15). After him are Gaius Julius Caesar (-135), Nero Claudius Drusus (-38), Bohemond I of Antioch (1054), Matilda of Tuscany (1046), Giovanni Giustiniani (1418), Lucius Aemilius Paullus Macedonicus (-229), Gaius Claudius Glaber (-200), Sejanus (-20), and Federico da Montefeltro (1422).