Baldassare Castiglione

1478 - 1529

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Baldassare Castiglione (Italian: [baldasˈsaːre kastiʎˈʎoːne]; December 6, 1478 – February 2, 1529), count of Casatico, was an Italian courtier, diplomat, soldier and a prominent Renaissance author.Castiglione wrote Il Cortegiano or The Book of the Courtier, a courtesy book dealing with questions of the etiquette and morality of the courtier. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Baldassare Castiglione has received more than 441,113 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Baldassare Castiglione is the 441st most popular writer (up from 483rd in 2019), the 542nd most popular biography from Italy (up from 566th in 2019) and the 37th most popular Italian Writer.

Baldassare Castiglione is most famous for his book The Book of the Courtier.

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Among writers, Baldassare Castiglione ranks 441 out of 5,794Before him are Heinrich von Kleist, Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux, Léopold Sédar Senghor, Joseph Brodsky, Sylvia Plath, and Ken Follett. After him are Tom Clancy, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Wolfram von Eschenbach, Ilya Ehrenburg, Enid Blyton, and Comte de Lautréamont.

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Among people born in 1478, Baldassare Castiglione ranks 7Before him are Thomas More, Pope Clement VII, Francisco Pizarro, Hayreddin Barbarossa, Giorgione, and Philip I of Castile. After him are John, Prince of Asturias, Jan Gossaert, Pánfilo de Narváez, Surdas, Barbara Jagiellon, and Hatuey. Among people deceased in 1529, Baldassare Castiglione ranks 1After him are La Malinche, Wang Yangming, Andrea Sansovino, Juan del Encina, Krishnadevaraya, Jan Provoost, and Álvaro de Saavedra Cerón.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Baldassare Castiglione ranks 542 out of 4,088Before him are Gaius Julius Caesar (-135), Publius Cornelius Scipio (-260), Pope Stephen III (720), Antonio Pigafetta (1492), Pope Marinus I (830), and Fra Bartolomeo (1472). After him are Giuseppe Peano (1858), Libius Severus (420), Tancred, Prince of Galilee (1072), Lucullus (-118), Antonello da Messina (1430), and Berengar I of Italy (850).

Among WRITERS In Italy

Among writers born in Italy, Baldassare Castiglione ranks 37Before him are Propertius (-50), Livius Andronicus (-280), Ludovico Ariosto (1474), Cornelius Nepos (-100), Ennius (-239), and Fausto Cercignani (1941). After him are Statius (40), Edmondo De Amicis (1846), Lorenzo Da Ponte (1749), Gabriele D'Annunzio (1863), Grazia Deledda (1871), and Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa (1896).