Cangrande I della Scala

1291 - 1329

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Cangrande (christened Can Francesco) della Scala (9 March 1291 – 22 July 1329) was an Italian nobleman, belonging to the della Scala family who ruled Verona from 1308 until 1387. Now perhaps best known as the leading patron of the poet Dante Alighieri and featuring prominently in Giovanni Boccaccio's almost contemporary Decameron, Cangrande was in his own day chiefly acclaimed as a successful warrior and autocrat. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Cangrande I della Scala has received more than 124,673 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Cangrande I della Scala is the 1,799th most popular writer (up from 2,353rd in 2019), the 1,870th most popular biography from Italy (up from 2,204th in 2019) and the 127th most popular Italian Writer.

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Over the past year Cangrande I della Scala has had the most page views in the with 33,717 views, followed by English (18,677), and German (5,993). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Polish (122.58%), German (99.24%), and Egyptian Arabic (51.09%)


Among writers, Cangrande I della Scala ranks 1,799 out of 7,302Before him are Anthony Ulrich, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, Manuel Puig, Betty Friedan, Frans Sammut, Yevgenia Ginzburg, and Desanka Maksimović. After him are Lilya Brik, Elvira Madigan, Albert Gleizes, Sanai, Bartolomeo Platina, and Alejandra Pizarnik.

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Among people born in 1291, Cangrande I della Scala ranks 6Before him are Pope Clement VI, Afonso IV of Portugal, Philippe de Vitry, Aymon, Count of Savoy, and Lippo Memmi. After him is Ala-ud-Din Bahman Shah. Among people deceased in 1329, Cangrande I della Scala ranks 5Before him are Robert the Bruce, Khutughtu Khan Kusala, Mahaut, Countess of Artois, and Edward, Count of Savoy. After him is Frederick IV, Duke of Lorraine.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Cangrande I della Scala ranks 1,870 out of 5,161Before him are Quintus Caecilius Metellus Pius (-130), Archduchess Maria Leopoldine of Austria-Este (1776), Ettore Bastico (1876), Ermanno Olmi (1931), Borso d'Este, Duke of Ferrara (1413), and Paolo Boi (1528). After him are Antonio Sacchini (1730), Alessandra Mussolini (1962), Eugene de Blaas (1843), Bartolomeo Platina (1421), Francesco Farnese, Duke of Parma (1678), and Christian Vieri (1973).

Among WRITERS In Italy

Among writers born in Italy, Cangrande I della Scala ranks 127Before him are Luigi Pulci (1432), Archestratus (-350), Ippolita Maria Sforza (1446), Gaius Julius Solinus (400), Tavo Burat (1932), and Tonino Guerra (1920). After him are Bartolomeo Platina (1421), Philemon (-362), Alfredo M. Bonanno (1937), Marcus Tullius Tiro (-103), Caecilius Statius (-230), and Cesare Zavattini (1902).