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Francesca da Rimini

1259 - 1285

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Francesca da Rimini or Francesca da Polenta (died between 1283 and 1286) was a medieval noblewoman of Ravenna, who was murdered by her husband, Giovanni Malatesta, upon his discovery of her affair with his brother, Paolo Malatesta. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Francesca da Rimini has received more than 562,375 page views. Her biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia. Francesca da Rimini is the 502nd most popular writer (up from 575th in 2019), the 619th most popular biography from Italy (up from 676th in 2019) and the 42nd most popular Italian Writer.

Francesca da Rimini is most famous for being the wife of Gianciotto Malatesta, who murdered her and her lover, Paolo, in Dante's Inferno.

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Among writers, Francesca da Rimini ranks 502 out of 5,755Before her are Harriet Tubman, Charles, Duke of Orléans, Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, John le Carré, Nadine Gordimer, and Beatrix Potter. After her are Jean Paul, Al-Maʿarri, Allen Ginsberg, Saul Bellow, Héloïse, and Marina Tsvetaeva.

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Among people born in 1259, Francesca da Rimini ranks 2Before her is Andronikos II Palaiologos. After her are Ubertino of Casale, Ivan Asen III of Bulgaria, Rudrama Devi, Demetrius II of Georgia, and Cerverí de Girona. Among people deceased in 1285, Francesca da Rimini ranks 5Before her are Philip III of France, Charles I of Anjou, Pope Martin IV, and Peter III of Aragon. After her are Kunigunda of Halych, Theodora of Trebizond, Philip I, Count of Savoy, John I, Duke of Saxony, Yekuno Amlak, Rutebeuf, and John II of Jerusalem.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Francesca da Rimini ranks 619 out of 4,668Before her are Constance, Queen of Sicily (1154), Publius Cornelius Scipio (-260), Giulio Andreotti (1919), Paolo Maldini (1968), Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa (1896), and Pierluigi Collina (1960). After her are Pope John II (470), Gaius Caesar (-20), Ferdinand II of the Two Sicilies (1810), Gian Galeazzo Sforza (1469), Pope Stephen VII (850), and Alphonsus Liguori (1696).

Among WRITERS In Italy

Among writers born in Italy, Francesca da Rimini ranks 42Before her are Ennius (-239), Livius Andronicus (-280), Grazia Deledda (1871), Statius (40), Baldassare Castiglione (1478), and Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa (1896). After her are Fausto Cercignani (1941), Giacomo Leopardi (1798), Cassiodorus (487), Aulus Gellius (123), Theocritus (-315), and Dino Buzzati (1906).