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Baldassare Castiglione

1478 - 1529

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Baldassare Castiglione, Count of Casatico (Italian: [baldasˈsaːre kastiʎˈʎoːne]; 6 December 1478 – 2 February 1529), 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 482,739 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Baldassare Castiglione is the 486th most popular writer (down from 441st in 2019), the 600th most popular biography from Italy (down from 542nd in 2019) and the 40th 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 486 out of 5,755Before him are Statius, Ellen G. White, Harold Pinter, Elie Wiesel, Tyrtaeus, and Anthony Burgess. After him are Robert A. Heinlein, Gaston Leroux, Imadaddin Nasimi, Alfred de Musset, Frans Eemil Sillanpää, and Robert Burns.

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Among people born in 1478, Baldassare Castiglione ranks 7Before him are Thomas More, Francisco Pizarro, Pope Clement VII, Hayreddin Barbarossa, Philip I of Castile, and Giorgione. After him are John, Prince of Asturias, Jan Gossaert, Pánfilo de Narváez, Hatuey, Surdas, and Barbara Jagiellon. Among people deceased in 1529, Baldassare Castiglione ranks 2Before him is La Malinche. After him are Wang Yangming, Krishnadevaraya, Andrea Sansovino, Jan Provoost, Juan del Encina, Álvaro de Saavedra Cerón, and John Skelton.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Baldassare Castiglione ranks 600 out of 4,668Before him are Statius (40), Pope Stephen I (200), Damocles (null), Pope Miltiades (250), Aldus Manutius (1449), and Roberto Baggio (1967). After him are Lazzaro Spallanzani (1729), Claudia Octavia (40), Saint Eustace (10), Olybrius (400), Frank Capra (1897), and Libius Severus (420).

Among WRITERS In Italy

Among writers born in Italy, Baldassare Castiglione ranks 40Before him are Tibullus (-50), Elena Ferrante (1943), Ennius (-239), Livius Andronicus (-280), Grazia Deledda (1871), and Statius (40). After him are Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa (1896), Francesca da Rimini (1259), Fausto Cercignani (1941), Giacomo Leopardi (1798), Cassiodorus (487), and Aulus Gellius (123).