Giacomo Casanova

1725 - 1798

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Giacomo Girolamo Casanova (, Italian: [ˈdʒaːkomo dʒiˈrɔːlamo kazaˈnɔːva, kasa-]; 2 April 1725 – 4 June 1798) was an Italian adventurer and author from the Republic of Venice. His autobiography, Histoire de ma vie (Story of My Life), is regarded as one of the most authentic and provocative sources of information about the customs and norms of European social life during the 18th century. Casanova was known to use pseudonyms, such as baron or count of Farussi (the maiden name of his mother) or Chevalier de Seingalt (French pronunciation: [sɛ̃ɡɑl]). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Giacomo Casanova has received more than 4,970,781 page views. His biography is available in 76 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 73 in 2019). Giacomo Casanova is the 61st most popular writer (up from 70th in 2019), the 52nd most popular biography from Italy (up from 68th in 2019) and the 7th most popular Italian Writer.

Casanova is most famous for his memoirs, which are a collection of his sexual encounters with women.

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Notable Works

Biography, History, Adventure and adventurers
Lana Caprina
Histoire de ma vie
Biography, Adventure and adventurers, History
The memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
Mémoires de J. Casanova de Seingalt
Biography, Courts and courtiers, History


Among writers, Giacomo Casanova ranks 61 out of 7,302Before him are Gabriel García Márquez, George Orwell, Astrid Lindgren, Oscar Wilde, Stefan Zweig, and Marcel Proust. After him are Ayn Rand, Rabindranath Tagore, Arthur Conan Doyle, Umberto Eco, Heinrich Heine, and Romain Rolland.

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Among people born in 1725, Giacomo Casanova ranks 1After him are Abdul Hamid I, Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot, Jean-Baptiste Greuze, Louis Philippe I, Duke of Orléans, Robert Clive, Suzuki Harunobu, Ludovico Manin, Louis Jean Marie de Bourbon, Duke of Penthièvre, Ahilyabai Holkar, Henry Benedict Stuart, and Pyotr Rumyantsev. Among people deceased in 1798, Giacomo Casanova ranks 1After him are Luigi Galvani, Stanisław August Poniatowski, Maria Christina, Duchess of Teschen, Heraclius II of Georgia, Rigas Feraios, George Vancouver, Christian Gottlob Neefe, Tarrare, Princess Friederike of Brandenburg-Schwedt, Johann Reinhold Forster, and Edward Waring.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Giacomo Casanova ranks 52 out of 5,161Before him are Gioachino Rossini (1792), Evangelista Torricelli (1608), Pope Pius IX (1792), Pope John XXIII (1881), Fibonacci (1170), and Pope Leo XIII (1810). After him are Pope Clement VII (1478), Pope Gregory I (540), Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598), Lucretius (-94), Enrico Fermi (1901), and Saint Lucy (283).

Among WRITERS In Italy

Among writers born in Italy, Giacomo Casanova ranks 7Before him are Dante Alighieri (1265), Virgil (-70), Petrarch (1304), Ovid (-43), Giovanni Boccaccio (1313), and Horace (-65). After him are Umberto Eco (1932), Giorgio Vasari (1511), Guillaume Apollinaire (1880), Plautus (-254), Cato the Elder (-243), and Carlo Collodi (1826).