Francesco Guicciardini

1483 - 1540

Francesco Guicciardini

Francesco Guicciardini (Italian: [franˈtʃesko ɡwittʃarˈdiːni]; 6 March 1483 – 22 May 1540) was an Italian historian and statesman. A friend and critic of Niccolò Machiavelli, he is considered one of the major political writers of the Italian Renaissance. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Francesco Guicciardini has received more than 135,181 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 59th most popular historian.

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Among historians, Francesco Guicciardini ranks 59 out of 292Before him are Justin, Heinrich Wölfflin, Henri Pirenne, Johann Gustav Droysen, Libanius, and John Skylitzes. After him are Jared Diamond, Carlo Ginzburg, Ephorus, Johann Jakob Bachofen, Quintus Curtius Rufus, and Poggio Bracciolini.

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Among people born in 1483, Francesco Guicciardini ranks 4Before him are Martin Luther, Raphael, and Babur. After him are Ayas Mehmed Pasha, Francisco de Vitoria, Paolo Giovio, Ridolfo Ghirlandaio, Gasparo Contarini, and Nicolaus von Amsdorf. Among people deceased in 1540, Francesco Guicciardini ranks 7Before him are John Zápolya, Parmigianino, Rosso Fiorentino, Angela Merici, Thomas Cromwell, and Juan Luis Vives. After him are Federico II Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua, Tristão da Cunha, Guillaume Budé, Tomé Pires, Joos van Cleve, and Barthel Beham.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Francesco Guicciardini ranks 922 out of 3,282Before him are Beatrice I, Countess of Burgundy (1143), Rustichello da Pisa (1290), Beatrice of Naples (1457), Giancarlo Giannini (1942), Johann Lukas von Hildebrandt (1668), and Franco Baresi (1960). After him are Rocco Siffredi (1964), Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli (1700), Charles Felix of Sardinia (1765), Salvator Rosa (1615), Roger de Flor (1267), and Alessandro Algardi (1595).


Among historians born in Italy, Francesco Guicciardini ranks 8Before him are Livy (-59), Suetonius (70), Diodorus Siculus (-90), Marcus Velleius Paterculus (-19), Leonardo Bruni (1370), and Euhemerus (-330). After him are Carlo Ginzburg (1939), Poggio Bracciolini (1380), Timaeus (-350), Tyrannius Rufinus (345), Andrea Alciato (1492), and Flavio Biondo (1388).

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