Ercole II d'Este, Duke of Ferrara

1508 - 1559

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Ercole II d'Este (4 April 1508 – 3 October 1559) was Duke of Ferrara, Modena and Reggio from 1534 to 1559. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ercole II d'Este, Duke of Ferrara has received more than 205,836 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia. Ercole II d'Este, Duke of Ferrara is the 3,805th most popular politician (down from 3,258th in 2019), the 1,180th most popular biography from Italy (down from 1,051st in 2019) and the 255th most popular Italian Politician.

Ercule II D'Este, Duke of Ferrara, is most famous for his work in the arts. He was an artist and patron of the arts. He was also a poet, musician, and composer.

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Among politicians, Ercole II d'Este, Duke of Ferrara ranks 3,805 out of 19,576Before him are Christian August, Prince of Anhalt-Zerbst, Lambert of Italy, Juan Manuel de Rosas, Tantamani, John Maurice, Prince of Nassau-Siegen, and Boniface Alexandre. After him are Otto, Duke of Austria, Sancho VI of Navarre, Antiochus XIII Asiaticus, Qasar, Lansana Conté, and Emperor Yōmei.

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Among people born in 1508, Ercole II d'Este, Duke of Ferrara ranks 7Before him are Andrea Palladio, Jane Seymour, Humayun, Nikola IV Zrinski, Pieter Aertsen, and Thomas Seymour, 1st Baron Seymour of Sudeley. After him are Primož Trubar, Anne de Pisseleu d'Heilly, Marin Držić, Gemma Frisius, and Nicolás Monardes. Among people deceased in 1559, Ercole II d'Este, Duke of Ferrara ranks 8Before him are Pope Paul IV, Christian II of Denmark, Christian III of Denmark, Beyhan Sultan, Isabella Jagiellon, and Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca. After him are Frances Grey, Duchess of Suffolk, William I, Count of Nassau-Dillenburg, Benvenuto Tisi, Robert Estienne, Michele Sanmicheli, and Otto Henry, Elector Palatine.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Ercole II d'Este, Duke of Ferrara ranks 1,180 out of 5,161Before him are Gino Colaussi (1914), Franco Corelli (1921), Lambert of Italy (880), Tito Gobbi (1913), Francesco Melzi (1491), and Beatrice d'Este (1475). After him are Saint Susanna (280), Blessed Gerard (1047), Ciriaco de' Pizzicolli (1391), Francesco Rosi (1922), Umberto Tozzi (1952), and Pier Angeli (1932).


Among politicians born in Italy, Ercole II d'Este, Duke of Ferrara ranks 255Before him are Maria Theresa of Austria (1767), Giovanni Leone (1908), Drusus Julius Caesar (-13), Ildibad (450), Ottavio Farnese, Duke of Parma (1524), and Lambert of Italy (880). After him are Francis IV, Duke of Modena (1779), Paolo Gentiloni (1954), Margaret of Savoy, Vicereine of Portugal (1589), Ferdinando de' Medici, Grand Prince of Tuscany (1663), Giorgia Meloni (1977), and Andrea Gritti (1455).