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Don Juan Manuel

1282 - 1348

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Don Juan Manuel (5 May 1282 – 13 June 1348) was a Spanish medieval writer, nephew of Alfonso X of Castile, son of Manuel of Castile and Beatrice of Savoy. He inherited from his father the great Lordship of Villena, receiving the titles of Lord, Duke and lastly Prince of Villena. He married three times, choosing his wives for political and economic convenience, and worked to match his children with partners associated with royalty. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Don Juan Manuel has received more than 58,725 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Don Juan Manuel is the 1,389th most popular writer (up from 1,472nd in 2019), the 464th most popular biography from Spain (up from 470th in 2019) and the 44th most popular Spanish Writer.

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  • 28

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  • 3.77

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Among writers, Don Juan Manuel ranks 1,389 out of 5,755Before him are Tomi Ungerer, Henry de Montherlant, Wilhelm Müller, Thornton Wilder, John Dryden, and Eva Schloss. After him are Peter Christen Asbjørnsen, Rafael Alberti, Ihara Saikaku, Hartmann Schedel, Elizabeth of the Trinity, and Pehr Henrik Ling.

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Among people born in 1282, Don Juan Manuel ranks 4Before him are Pope Innocent VI, Louis IV, Holy Roman Emperor, and Öz Beg Khan. After him are Margaret of France, Queen of England, Tode Mongke, Eric Magnusson, Alexios II of Trebizond, John XIV of Constantinople, Duwa, and Stefan Konstantin. Among people deceased in 1348, Don Juan Manuel ranks 8Before him are Pietro Lorenzetti, Andrea Pisano, Laura de Noves, Al-Dhahabi, Blanche of Valois, and Giovanni Villani. After him are Bernardo Daddi, Barlaam of Seminara, Eleanor of Portugal, Queen of Aragon, Emperor Hanazono, Charles, Duke of Durazzo, and Ferrer Bassa.

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In Spain

Among people born in Spain, Don Juan Manuel ranks 464 out of 2,932Before him are Juan Prim, 1st Count of Reus (1814), Hisham III of Córdoba (975), Amancio Amaro (1939), Andrés Nin Pérez (1892), Juan Crisóstomo Arriaga (1806), and Bermudo II of León (953). After him are Rafael Alberti (1902), Luis of Spain, Count of Chinchón (1727), Xabi Alonso (1981), Francisco Rabal (1926), Alonzo Cano (1601), and Ausiàs March (1400).

Among WRITERS In Spain

Among writers born in Spain, Don Juan Manuel ranks 44Before him are Fernando Arrabal (1932), Rosalía de Castro (1837), Manuel Vázquez Montalbán (1939), Joseph Karo (1488), Joanot Martorell (1415), and Arturo Pérez-Reverte (1951). After him are Rafael Alberti (1902), Ausiàs March (1400), Mary of Jesus of Ágreda (1602), Ibrahim ibn Yaqub (912), Ruy González de Clavijo (1400), and Ildefonsus (607).