Carlo Collodi

1826 - 1890

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Carlo Lorenzini (24 November 1826 – 26 October 1890), better known by the pen name Carlo Collodi (Italian: [ˈkarlo kolˈlɔːdi]), was an Italian author, humourist, and journalist, widely known for his fairy tale novel The Adventures of Pinocchio. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Carlo Collodi has received more than 980,044 page views. His biography is available in 71 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 67 in 2019). Carlo Collodi is the 138th most popular writer (down from 132nd in 2019), the 165th most popular biography from Italy (down from 159th in 2019) and the 13th most popular Italian Writer.

Carlo Collodi is most famous for writing the children's book, The Adventures of Pinocchio.

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Notable Works

Pinocho En El Teatro de Titeres
Eachtra Phinocchio
Fairy tales
The adventures of a talking wooden marionette whose nose grew whenever he told a lie.
Avventure di Pinocchio
Juvenile Fiction / Classics
Pinocchio, a wooden puppet full of tricks and mischief, with a talent for getting into and out of trouble, wants more than anything else to become a real boy.
English Adaptation by Alan Weissman; illustrated by Simon Galkin. Beloved classic of the mischievous puppet with the telltale nose in a specially adapted edition with 27 delightful illustrations to color.
Young Classics


Among writers, Carlo Collodi ranks 138 out of 7,302Before him are Cato the Elder, Hafez, Samuel Beckett, Günter Grass, Adam Mickiewicz, and Yukio Mishima. After him are Boris Pasternak, Mary Shelley, Petronius, Rudyard Kipling, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Walter Scott.

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Among people born in 1826, Carlo Collodi ranks 2Before him is Bernhard Riemann. After him are Eugénie de Montijo, Charles XV of Sweden, Gustave Moreau, Wilhelm Liebknecht, Ludwig Minkus, Stanislao Cannizzaro, Frederic Edwin Church, Frederick I, Grand Duke of Baden, Danilo I, Prince of Montenegro, and Alexander Afanasyev. Among people deceased in 1890, Carlo Collodi ranks 3Before him are Vincent van Gogh, and Heinrich Schliemann. After him are Sitting Bull, Gyula Andrássy, William III of the Netherlands, Amadeo I of Spain, César Franck, Duchess Helene in Bavaria, Joseph Merrick, Henri Nestlé, and Augusta of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Carlo Collodi ranks 165 out of 5,161Before him are Pope Clement I (40), Gaius Marius (-157), Fra Angelico (1400), Sergio Mattarella (1941), Pope Pius VII (1742), and Pope Paul V (1552). After him are Pope Lucius I (200), Pope Innocent VIII (1432), Pope Sylvester III (1000), Giovanni Pico della Mirandola (1463), Pope Gregory XV (1554), and Pope Leo XII (1760).

Among WRITERS In Italy

Among writers born in Italy, Carlo Collodi ranks 13Before him are Giacomo Casanova (1725), Umberto Eco (1932), Giorgio Vasari (1511), Guillaume Apollinaire (1880), Plautus (-254), and Cato the Elder (-243). After him are Catullus (-84), Pliny the Younger (61), Luigi Pirandello (1867), Juvenal (50), Carlo Goldoni (1707), and Torquato Tasso (1544).