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Carlo Ginzburg

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Carlo Ginzburg (Italian: [ˈkarlo ˈɡintsburɡ]; born April 15, 1939) is an Italian historian and proponent of the field of microhistory. He is best known for Il formaggio e i vermi (1976, English title: The Cheese and the Worms), which examined the beliefs of an Italian heretic, Menocchio, from Montereale Valcellina. In 1966, he published The Night Battles, an examination of the benandanti visionary folk tradition found in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Friuli in northeastern Italy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Carlo Ginzburg has received more than 258,554 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia. Carlo Ginzburg is the 73rd most popular historian (down from 72nd in 2019), the 1,122nd most popular biography from Italy (down from 1,115th in 2019) and the 9th most popular Italian Historian.

Carlo Ginzburg is most famous for his book, "The Cheese and the Worms: The Cosmos of a Sixteenth-Century Miller," which explores the life of a miller in sixteenth-century Friuli, Italy.

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Among historians, Carlo Ginzburg ranks 73 out of 339Before him are Al-Baladhuri, Nicolaus of Damascus, Johann Jakob Bachofen, Al-Dhahabi, Movses Khorenatsi, and Erich Auerbach. After him are Eutropius, Donna Haraway, Julius Wellhausen, Ephorus, Timaeus, and Yuval Noah Harari.

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Among people born in 1939, Carlo Ginzburg ranks 57Before him are Joel Schumacher, Ratko Janev, Gilberto Rodríguez Orejuela, Volker Schlöndorff, Harry Kroto, and Silvana Armenulić. After him are João Bernardo Vieira, Barry Seal, Fikret Abdić, Carolina Herrera, Beate Klarsfeld, and Princess Irene of the Netherlands.

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Among people born in Italy, Carlo Ginzburg ranks 1,122 out of 4,668Before him are Bettino Craxi (1934), William III of Sicily (1185), Federico Barocci (1535), Princess Mafalda of Savoy (1902), Giovanni Battista Viotti (1755), and Tarpeia (-800). After him are Princess Henriette Adelaide of Savoy (1636), Dino Risi (1916), Milonia Caesonia (7), Giampiero Boniperti (1928), Marcomer (400), and Archduke John of Austria (1782).


Among historians born in Italy, Carlo Ginzburg ranks 9Before him are Diodorus Siculus (-90), Leonardo Bruni (1370), Poggio Bracciolini (1380), Marcus Velleius Paterculus (-19), Euhemerus (-330), and Francesco Guicciardini (1483). After him are Timaeus (-350), Flavio Biondo (1388), Tyrannius Rufinus (345), Andrea Alciato (1492), Festus (390), and Philistus (-430).