Elsa Morante

1912 - 1985

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Elsa Morante (pronounced [ˈelsa moˈrante, ˈɛl-]; 18 August 1912 – 25 November 1985) was an Italian novelist, poet, translator and children's books author. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Elsa Morante has received more than 211,264 page views. Her biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia. Elsa Morante is the 1,072nd most popular writer (down from 987th in 2019), the 1,213th most popular biography from Italy (down from 1,126th in 2019) and the 88th most popular Italian Writer.

Elsa Morante is most famous for her novel La Storia, which was published in 1976.

Memorability Metrics

  • 210k

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  • 61.18

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 44

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.99

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.84

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

L' isola di Arturo
Arturo's island
La Storia

Page views of Elsa Morantes by language

Over the past year Elsa Morante has had the most page views in the with 271,068 views, followed by English (37,158), and French (24,595). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Swedish (243.59%), Ukrainian (99.17%), and Occitan (87.78%)


Among writers, Elsa Morante ranks 1,072 out of 7,302Before her are Sonia Rykiel, Madeleine de Scudéry, Ilia Chavchavadze, Diana Wynne Jones, Dionysius Thrax, and Robert Graves. After her are Nikolai Leskov, Georg Kaiser, Pu Songling, Charles Péguy, John Malalas, and Jean Giono.

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Among people born in 1912, Elsa Morante ranks 57Before her are Lev Gumilyov, Sonja Henie, Gordon Parks, Cornel Wilde, Don Siegel, and John Payne. After her are Pedro Armendáriz, Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker, Ertuğrul Osman, Salvador Luria, Hermann Graf, and Rodolfo Gucci. Among people deceased in 1985, Elsa Morante ranks 30Before her are Margaret Mahler, Emil Gilels, Macfarlane Burnet, James Hadley Chase, George Pólya, and Robert Graves. After her are Kyu Sakamoto, Henry Hathaway, Ian Stewart, Rodney Robert Porter, Abe Lenstra, and Donald O. Hebb.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Elsa Morante ranks 1,213 out of 5,161Before her are Girolamo Fracastoro (1476), Cosimo III de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (1642), Francesco II Gonzaga, Marquess of Mantua (1466), Alfonso II d'Este, Duke of Ferrara (1533), Lorenzo Costa (1460), and Princess Henriette Adelaide of Savoy (1636). After her are Gelon (-600), Luigi Facta (1861), Tiberius Gemellus (19), Zucchero Fornaciari (1955), Auguste, Duke of Leuchtenberg (1810), and Quintus Aurelius Symmachus (340).

Among WRITERS In Italy

Among writers born in Italy, Elsa Morante ranks 88Before her are Quintus Tullius Cicero (-102), Vladimir Bartol (1903), Guido Cavalcanti (1258), Persius (34), Giambattista Marino (1569), and Titus Pomponius Atticus (-110). After her are Gaius Valerius Flaccus (45), Cornelius Gallus (-69), Giovanni Papini (1881), Francesco Maria Piave (1810), Odoric of Pordenone (1286), and Giovanni Verga (1840).