Gabriele D'Annunzio

1863 - 1938

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General Gabriele D'Annunzio, Prince of Montenevoso (UK: , US: , Italian: [ɡabriˈɛːle danˈnuntsjo]; 12 March 1863 – 1 March 1938), sometimes written d'Annunzio as he used to sign himself, was an Italian poet, playwright, orator, journalist, aristocrat, and Royal Italian Army officer during World War I. He occupied a prominent place in Italian literature from 1889 to 1910 and in its political life from 1914 to 1924. He was often referred to by the epithets il Vate ("the Poet"; the Italian vate directly stems from Latin vates, and its meaning is a poet with special emphasis on prophetic, inspiring, or divining qualities) and il Profeta ("the Prophet"). D'Annunzio was associated with the Decadent movement in his literary works, which interplayed closely with French symbolism and British aestheticism. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gabriele D'Annunzio has received more than 1,358,729 page views. His biography is available in 76 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 70 in 2019). Gabriele D'Annunzio is the 306th most popular writer (up from 375th in 2019), the 404th most popular biography from Italy (up from 487th in 2019) and the 25th most popular Italian Writer.

Gabriele D'Annunzio was an Italian poet, journalist, soldier, and politician. He was also the founder of the Italian literary movement called Decadentism.

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Notable Works

Autobiographical fiction
One of Italian author D'Annunzio's most significant novels, scandalous in its day, is Il fuoco (The Flame of Life) of 1900, in which he portrays himself as the Nietzschean Superman Stelio Effrena, in a fictionalized account of his love affair with Eleonora Duse. --wikipedia.com.
Francesca da Rimini
Italian drama
Figlia di Iorio
Literary Collections
First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Il libro delle vergini

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Over the past year Gabriele D'Annunzio has had the most page views in the with 640,232 views, followed by English (200,789), and Spanish (49,486). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Bulgarian (2,405.19%), Turkish (597.92%), and Lombard (394.58%)


Among writers, Gabriele D'Annunzio ranks 306 out of 7,302Before him are Lucan, Elfriede Jelinek, Ryūnosuke Akutagawa, Carlos Castaneda, Pierre Beaumarchais, and Chrétien de Troyes. After him are Appian, Antonin Artaud, Françoise Sagan, Ernst Jünger, C. S. Lewis, and Gao Xingjian.

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Among people born in 1863, Gabriele D'Annunzio ranks 9Before him are Henry Ford, Pierre de Coubertin, Swami Vivekananda, Paul Signac, Konstantin Stanislavski, and Arthur Henderson. After him are Pietro Mascagni, Henry van de Velde, David Lloyd George, Constantine P. Cavafy, Carlos I of Portugal, and George Herbert Mead. Among people deceased in 1938, Gabriele D'Annunzio ranks 10Before him are Georges Méliès, Charles Édouard Guillaume, Konstantin Stanislavski, Nikolai Bukharin, Kanō Jigorō, and Ernst Ludwig Kirchner. After him are Béla Kun, Faustina Kowalska, Karl Kautsky, Alexei Rykov, Suzanne Valadon, and Genrikh Yagoda.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Gabriele D'Annunzio ranks 404 out of 5,161Before him are Ancus Marcius (-675), Pope John XI (910), Simone Martini (1284), Pope Benedict IX (1012), Pope Silverius (490), and Luigi Boccherini (1743). After him are Cosimo I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (1519), Pietro Mascagni (1863), Pope Innocent IV (1195), Alessandro Cagliostro (1743), Petronius Maximus (396), and Antonio Meucci (1808).

Among WRITERS In Italy

Among writers born in Italy, Gabriele D'Annunzio ranks 25Before him are Torquato Tasso (1544), Dario Fo (1926), Sallust (-86), Primo Levi (1919), Alberto Moravia (1907), and Marcus Terentius Varro (-116). After him are Ludovico Ariosto (1474), Lorenzo Valla (1407), Christine de Pizan (1365), Ennius (-239), Grazia Deledda (1871), and Theocritus (-315).