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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 169,758 page views. Her biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Elsa Morante is the 996th most popular writer (up from 1,036th in 2019), the 1,129th most popular biography from Italy (up from 1,141st in 2019) and the 81st most popular Italian Writer.

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

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  • 44

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  • 4.29

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  • 4.09

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Among writers, Elsa Morante ranks 996 out of 5,755Before her are John William Polidori, Henri Troyat, Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorff, Hunter S. Thompson, and Saint Gall. After her are Marcus Manilius, Tess Gerritsen, Irving Stone, Clive Cussler, Nikolay Karamzin, and Zelda Fitzgerald.

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Among people born in 1912, Elsa Morante ranks 49Before her are Otto Kretschmer, Prince Bertil, Duke of Halland, Chien-Shiung Wu, Georg Solti, Princess Deokhye, and Don Siegel. After her are Taiichi Ohno, Tibor Sekelj, Ghazi of Iraq, George Emil Palade, Ertuğrul Osman, and Pedro Armendáriz. Among people deceased in 1985, Elsa Morante ranks 27Before her are John Franklin Enders, Ian Stewart, Ferhat Abbas, Margaret Mahler, Emil Gilels, and Paul Flory. After her are Rodney Robert Porter, James Hadley Chase, Robert Graves, George Pólya, Kyu Sakamoto, and Donald O. Hebb.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Elsa Morante ranks 1,129 out of 4,668Before her are Princess Henriette Adelaide of Savoy (1636), Dino Risi (1916), Milonia Caesonia (7), Giampiero Boniperti (1928), Marcomer (400), and Archduke John of Austria (1782). After her are Lucius Tarquinius Collatinus (-600), Francesco Rosi (1922), Giuseppe Tornatore (1956), Saint Maurus (512), Tina Modotti (1896), and Romano Guardini (1885).

Among WRITERS In Italy

Among writers born in Italy, Elsa Morante ranks 81Before her are Rustichello da Pisa (1290), Quintus Tullius Cicero (-102), Gnaeus Naevius (-275), Vittoria Colonna (1490), Persius (34), and Lucius Accius (-170). After her are Gaius Valerius Flaccus (45), Titus Pomponius Atticus (-110), Veronica Franco (1546), Guido Cavalcanti (1258), Lucrezia Tornabuoni (1427), and Gaius Asinius Pollio (-76).