Fernando de Rojas

1470 - 1541

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Fernando de Rojas (c. 1465/73, in La Puebla de Montalbán, Toledo, Spain – April 1541, in Talavera de la Reina, Toledo, Spain) was a Spanish author and dramatist, known for his only surviving work, La Celestina (originally titled Tragicomedia de Calisto y Melibea), first published in 1499. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Fernando de Rojas has received more than 100,468 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Fernando de Rojas is the 2,182nd most popular writer (down from 1,883rd in 2019), the 754th most popular biography from Spain (down from 651st in 2019) and the 82nd most popular Spanish Writer.

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  • 55.57

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 28

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.04

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.39

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

La Celestina
Bibliography, Spanish language books, Spanish drama
La celestina
Celestina, La


Among writers, Fernando de Rojas ranks 2,182 out of 7,302Before him are Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o, Apollonius Dyscolus, Dagny Juel, Jacques Futrelle, Erich Mühsam, and Leonora Christina Ulfeldt. After him are Mikha'il Na'ima, Roger Peyrefitte, Ramdhari Singh Dinkar, Samuel R. Delany, Álvaro Mutis, and E. L. Doctorow.

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Among people born in 1470, Fernando de Rojas ranks 18Before him are Isabella of Aragon, Duchess of Milan, Catherine of Navarre, Lucrezia de' Medici, Tang Yin, João I of Kongo, and Wen Zhengming. After him are Vincenzo Catena, Ludovico di Varthema, Gonzalo Guerrero, Marco Basaiti, Bartolomeo Tromboncino, and Bernardo Dovizi. Among people deceased in 1541, Fernando de Rojas ranks 13Before him are Francysk Skaryna, Margaret Pole, Countess of Salisbury, Henry IV, Duke of Saxony, Jean Clouet, Bernard van Orley, and Andreas Karlstadt. After him are Thomas Culpeper, Juan de Valdés, and Wolfgang Capito.

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In Spain

Among people born in Spain, Fernando de Rojas ranks 754 out of 3,355Before him are Josep Lluís Sert (1902), Pedro Sarmiento de Gamboa (1532), Elsa Pataky (1976), Baldomero Espartero (1793), Wifred II, Count of Barcelona (900), and George Meade (1815). After him are Antonio de la Cruz (1947), Félix Candela (1910), Rossy de Palma (1964), Josep Maria Fusté (1941), Blanche of Navarre, Countess of Champagne (1177), and Chus Lampreave (1930).

Among WRITERS In Spain

Among writers born in Spain, Fernando de Rojas ranks 82Before him are Caterina Albert (1869), Mariano José de Larra (1809), Abu Hamid al-Gharnati (1080), Ramón Sampedro (1943), Salvador de Madariaga (1886), and Pedro Sarmiento de Gamboa (1532). After him are Leopoldo Alas (1852), Francesc Eiximenis (1330), José Zorrilla (1817), Juan de Valdés (1505), Ana María Matute (1925), and Alonso de Ercilla (1533).