Dario Fo

1926 - 2016

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Dario Luigi Angelo Fo (Italian pronunciation: [ˈdaːrjo ˈfɔ]; 24 March 1926 – 13 October 2016) was an Italian playwright, actor, theatre director, stage designer, songwriter, political campaigner for the Italian left wing and the recipient of the 1997 Nobel Prize in Literature. In his time he was "arguably the most widely performed contemporary playwright in world theatre". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Dario Fo has received more than 764,244 page views. His biography is available in 95 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 91 in 2019). Dario Fo is the 227th most popular writer (up from 257th in 2019), the 313th most popular biography from Italy (up from 338th in 2019) and the 20th most popular Italian Writer.

Dario Fo is most famous for his work as a playwright, actor, and director. He's best known for his plays "Accidental Death of an Anarchist" and "Can't Pay? Won't Pay!"

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Notable Works

Coppia aperta, quasi spalancata
Lu santo jullàre Françesco
Mistero buffo
Commedie 12 (Gli Struzzi)
Tengamos El Sexo En Paz


Among writers, Dario Fo ranks 227 out of 7,302Before him are Isaac Bashevis Singer, J. K. Rowling, Bram Stoker, Torquato Tasso, Henryk Sienkiewicz, and Prosper Mérimée. After him are Herman Melville, Snorri Sturluson, Mikhail Bulgakov, Shams Tabrizi, Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, and Chinghiz Aitmatov.

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Among people born in 1926, Dario Fo ranks 10Before him are Michel Foucault, Alfredo Di Stéfano, Ingvar Kamprad, Jiang Zemin, Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, and Leslie Nielsen. After him are Andrzej Wajda, Svetlana Alliluyeva, René Goscinny, Klaus Kinski, Sathya Sai Baba, and Chuck Berry. Among people deceased in 2016, Dario Fo ranks 14Before him are Debbie Reynolds, Alan Rickman, Bhumibol Adulyadej, Leonard Cohen, Zaha Hadid, and Imre Kertész. After him are Andrzej Wajda, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Islam Karimov, Cesare Maldini, Carlos Alberto Torres, and João Havelange.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Dario Fo ranks 313 out of 5,161Before him are Pope Benedict I (525), Torquato Tasso (1544), Charles IV of Spain (1748), Maxentius (278), Marsilio Ficino (1433), and Catiline (-109). After him are Pierre Cardin (1922), Zita of Bourbon-Parma (1892), Pope Cornelius (200), Alessandro Scarlatti (1660), Giorgio Napolitano (1925), and Pope John XII (937).

Among WRITERS In Italy

Among writers born in Italy, Dario Fo ranks 20Before him are Catullus (-84), Pliny the Younger (61), Luigi Pirandello (1867), Juvenal (50), Carlo Goldoni (1707), and Torquato Tasso (1544). After him are Sallust (-86), Primo Levi (1919), Alberto Moravia (1907), Marcus Terentius Varro (-116), Gabriele D'Annunzio (1863), and Ludovico Ariosto (1474).