New games! PlayTrivia andBirthle.


Emilio Salgari

1862 - 1911

Photo of Emilio Salgari

Icon of person Emilio Salgari

Emilio Salgari (Italian pronunciation: [eˈmiːljo salˈɡaːri], but often erroneously pronounced [ˈsalɡari]; 21 August 1862 – 25 April 1911) was an Italian writer of action adventure swashbucklers and a pioneer of science fiction.In Italy, his extensive body of work was more widely read than that of Dante Alighieri. Today he is still among the 40 most translated Italian authors. Many of his most popular novels have been adapted as comics, animated series and feature films. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Emilio Salgari has received more than 252,784 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Emilio Salgari is the 815th most popular writer (down from 671st in 2019), the 972nd most popular biography from Italy (down from 780th in 2019) and the 68th most popular Italian Writer.

Emilio Salgari was a writer who wrote adventure novels. He is most famous for his novels The Black Corsair and Captain Blood.

Memorability Metrics

  • 250k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 62.49

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 40

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.47

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.62

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

Page views of Emilio Salgaris by language


Among writers, Emilio Salgari ranks 815 out of 5,755Before him are Muriel Spark, Jane Hawking, Menippus, Theognis of Megara, Theodoret, and Hans Fallada. After him are Heliodorus of Emesa, Milorad Pavić, Jean Anouilh, Philip Pullman, Stesichorus, and Zhang Sanfeng.

Most Popular Writers in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


Among people born in 1862, Emilio Salgari ranks 23Before him are Hilma af Klint, Louis Barthou, Helene Schjerfbeck, Cecilia Bowes-Lyon, Countess of Strathmore and Kinghorne, Nikolai Yudenich, and Henri Pirenne. After him are Daniel Swarovski, Gustav Ritter von Kahr, Prince Henry of Prussia, Victor, Prince Napoléon, Loie Fuller, and Mary Kingsley. Among people deceased in 1911, Emilio Salgari ranks 11Before him are Alfred Binet, Joseph Pulitzer, Pyotr Stolypin, Paul Lafargue, Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis, and Georg Jellinek. After him are Valentin Serov, Maria Pia of Savoy, Princess Alexandra of Saxe-Altenburg, Edward Whymper, Ahmed ‘Urabi, and Theodor Escherich.

Others Born in 1862

Go to all Rankings

Others Deceased in 1911

Go to all Rankings

In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Emilio Salgari ranks 972 out of 4,668Before him are Hugo Pratt (1927), Theognis of Megara (-570), François Gérard (1770), Raimondo Montecuccoli (1609), Ildibad (450), and Vincenzo Scamozzi (1548). After him are Filippo Inzaghi (1973), Sebastiano Serlio (1475), Stesichorus (-630), Justa Grata Honoria (417), Girolamo Fracastoro (1476), and Alfonso IV of Aragon (1299).

Among WRITERS In Italy

Among writers born in Italy, Emilio Salgari ranks 68Before him are Natalia Ginzburg (1916), Venantius Fortunatus (530), Cesare Pavese (1908), Italo Svevo (1861), Arrigo Boito (1842), and Theognis of Megara (-570). After him are Stesichorus (-630), Antonio Tabucchi (1943), Valerius Maximus (-100), Ibycus (-600), Gerard of Cremona (1114), and Gaius Lucilius (-180).