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Felice della Rovere

1483 - 1536

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Felice della Rovere (c. 1483 – 27 September 1536), also known as Madonna Felice, was the illegitimate daughter of Pope Julius II. One of the most powerful women of the Italian Renaissance, she was born in Rome around 1483 to Lucrezia Normanni and Cardinal Giuliano della Rovere (later Pope Julius II). Felice was well educated, became accepted into close courtly circles of aristocratic families, and formed friendships with scholars and poets through her education and genuine interest in humanism. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Felice della Rovere has received more than 136,872 page views. Her biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Felice della Rovere is the 1,349th most popular religious figure (down from 1,237th in 2019), the 2,025th most popular biography from Italy and the 368th most popular Italian Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, Felice della Rovere ranks 1,349 out of 2,238Before her are José de Jesús Pimiento Rodríguez, Dominik Duka, 'Abd Allah ibn Rawahah, Epaphras, Jean Daniélou, and Joseph II of Constantinople. After her are Julian Cesarini, Lanfranc, Bernardin Gantin, Emerentiana, Phinehas, and Madeleine Sophie Barat.

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Among people born in 1483, Felice della Rovere ranks 9Before her are Babur, Ayas Mehmed Pasha, Francisco de Vitoria, Francesco Guicciardini, Paolo Giovio, and Ridolfo Ghirlandaio. After her are Jaime, Duke of Braganza, Gasparo Contarini, Simon Bening, and Nicolaus von Amsdorf. Among people deceased in 1536, Felice della Rovere ranks 16Before her are Garcilaso de la Vega, Cecilia Gallerani, John of Leiden, George Boleyn, 2nd Viscount Rochford, Gil Vicente, and Frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach. After her are Jacob Hutter, Ibn Kemal, Bernhard III, Margrave of Baden-Baden, and Hector Boece.

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Among people born in Italy, Felice della Rovere ranks 2,025 out of 4,668Before her are Christian Vieri (1973), Isa Miranda (1909), Borso d'Este, Duke of Ferrara (1413), Carlo Saraceni (1579), Frédéric Ozanam (1813), and Mitja Ribičič (1919). After her are Julian Cesarini (1398), Lanfranc (1005), Ernesto Cesàro (1859), Daniele Massaro (1961), Jacopone da Todi (1236), and Ludovico Scarfiotti (1933).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Felice della Rovere ranks 368Before her are Vitalis of Milan (null), Antipope Christopher (900), Raniero Cantalamessa (1934), Andrew Corsini (1301), Gaspar del Bufalo (1786), and Ludovico Ludovisi (1595). After her are Julian Cesarini (1398), Lanfranc (1005), Emerentiana (250), Loris Francesco Capovilla (1915), Luigi Orione (1872), and Beniamino Stella (1941).