Elena Ferrante

1943 - Today

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Elena Ferrante (Italian pronunciation: [ˌɛːlena ferˈrante]) is a pseudonymous Italian novelist. Ferrante's books, originally published in Italian, have been translated into many languages. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Elena Ferrante has received more than 2,864,859 page views. Her biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Elena Ferrante is the 313th most popular writer (up from 325th in 2019), the 406th most popular biography from Italy (down from 403rd in 2019) and the 25th most popular Italian Writer.

Elena Ferrante is most famous for her Neapolitan Novels, which are a series of four novels that tell the story of two friends, Elena and Lila, who grow up in Naples, Italy.

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  • 37

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  • 2.52

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Among writers, Elena Ferrante ranks 313 out of 5,794Before her are J. M. Coetzee, Romain Gary, Alfonso X of Castile, Nâzım Hikmet, Ezra Pound, and Christopher Marlowe. After her are François Mauriac, Simonides of Ceos, Roger Martin du Gard, Henrik, Prince Consort of Denmark, Wilhelm Grimm, and Anna Komnene.

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Among people born in 1943, Elena Ferrante ranks 16Before her are Queen Silvia of Sweden, Mick Jagger, Vangelis, Ben Kingsley, Keith Richards, and Joe Pesci. After her are Christopher Walken, Roger Waters, Toto Cutugno, Sadako Sasaki, Albano Carrisi, and Khalifa Haftar.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Elena Ferrante ranks 406 out of 4,088Before her are Bronzino (1503), Pope Adrian V (1205), Pietro Mascagni (1863), Pope Eutychian (300), Vittore Carpaccio (1465), and Pope John XIX (975). After her are Pope Sylvester III (1000), Giuliano de' Medici (1453), Niccolò Fontana Tartaglia (1499), Pope Martin I (590), John Cabot (1450), and Lentulus Batiatus (-200).

Among WRITERS In Italy

Among writers born in Italy, Elena Ferrante ranks 25Before her are Dario Fo (1926), Torquato Tasso (1544), Carlo Goldoni (1707), Marcus Terentius Varro (-116), Primo Levi (1919), and Alberto Moravia (1907). After her are Luigi Pirandello (1867), Cassiodorus (487), Lorenzo Valla (1407), Pietro Aretino (1492), Tibullus (-50), and Propertius (-50).