Catherine Cornaro

1454 - 1510

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Catherine Cornaro (Venetian: Catarina Corner; Italian: Caterina Cornaro or Corner; Greek: Αικατερίνη Κορνάρο, romanized: Aikateríni Kornáro; 25 November 1454 – 10 July 1510) was the last monarch of the Kingdom of Cyprus, also holding the titles of Queen of Jerusalem and Queen of Armenia. She became queen consort of Cyprus by marriage to James II of Cyprus, and then regent of Cyprus during the minority of her son James III of Cyprus in 1473–1474, and finally queen regnant of Cyprus upon his death. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Catherine Cornaro has received more than 290,044 page views. Her biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). Catherine Cornaro is the 1,800th most popular politician (down from 1,784th in 2019), the 666th most popular biography from Italy (down from 659th in 2019) and the 114th most popular Italian Politician.

Catherine Cornaro is most famous for being the first woman to rule a country. She was Queen of Cyprus and she ruled from 1474-1489.

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Among politicians, Catherine Cornaro ranks 1,800 out of 19,576Before her are Mieszko I of Poland, Xerxes II of Persia, Ferdinand IV, King of the Romans, Hong Xiuquan, Ferdinand I of Naples, and Isaac I Komnenos. After her are Meñli I Giray, Bahadur Shah Zafar, Lothair II, Holy Roman Emperor, Celâl Bayar, Al-Mutawakkil, and Jiang Ziya.

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Among people born in 1454, Catherine Cornaro ranks 3Before her are Amerigo Vespucci, and Pinturicchio. After her are Poliziano, Bogislaw X, Duke of Pomerania, and Joanna of Aragon, Queen of Naples. Among people deceased in 1510, Catherine Cornaro ranks 5Before her are Sandro Botticelli, Giorgione, Muhammad Shaybani, and Bianca Maria Sforza. After her are Francisco de Almeida, Juan de la Cosa, Mihnea cel Rău, Giovanni Sforza, Johann Geiler von Kaysersberg, Sidonie of Poděbrady, and Catherine of Genoa.

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Among people born in Italy, Catherine Cornaro ranks 666 out of 5,161Before her are Pope John XIII (930), Michelozzo (1396), Paul the Deacon (720), Giulio Romano (1499), Theano (-600), and Gaius Caesar (-20). After her are Pope Donus (610), Ferdinand II of the Two Sicilies (1810), Franco Baresi (1960), Pope Romanus (850), Henry of Germany (1211), and Lorenzo Da Ponte (1749).


Among politicians born in Italy, Catherine Cornaro ranks 114Before her are Giuliano de' Medici, Duke of Nemours (1479), Libius Severus (420), Marozia (890), Charles Emmanuel III of Sardinia (1701), Galeazzo Ciano (1903), and Desiderius (710). After her are Ferdinand II of the Two Sicilies (1810), Henry of Germany (1211), Palmiro Togliatti (1893), Alessandro de' Medici, Duke of Florence (1510), Conrad of Montferrat (1146), and Charles Emmanuel I, Duke of Savoy (1562).