WRITER

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 sources of the customs and norms of European social life during the 18th century.As was not uncommon at the time, Casanova, depending on circumstances, used more or less fictitious names, such as baron or count of Farussi (the maiden name of his mother) or Chevalier de Seingalt (French pronunciation: ​[sɛ̃ɡɑl]). He often signed his works as "Jacques Casanova de Seingalt" after he began writing in French following his second exile from Venice.He has become so famous for his often complicated and elaborate affairs with women that his name is now synonymous with "womanizer". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Giacomo Casanova has received more than 3,990,831 page views. His biography is available in 73 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 74 in 2019). Giacomo Casanova is the 70th most popular writer (down from 45th in 2019), the 68th most popular biography from Italy (down from 39th in 2019) and the 8th most popular Writer.

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

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Among WRITERS

Among writers, Giacomo Casanova ranks 70 out of 5,755Before him are Henrik Ibsen, Stefan Zweig, Arthur Rimbaud, Charles Perrault, James Joyce, and Romain Rolland. After him are Isaac Asimov, Ayn Rand, Astrid Lindgren, Giorgio Vasari, Marquis de Sade, and Pablo Neruda.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1725, Giacomo Casanova ranks 1After him are Abdul Hamid I, Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot, Pasquale Paoli, Louis Philippe I, Duke of Orléans, Jean-Baptiste Greuze, Robert Clive, Louis Jean Marie de Bourbon, Duke of Penthièvre, Ludovico Manin, Suzuki Harunobu, Henry Benedict Stuart, and John Newton. Among people deceased in 1798, Giacomo Casanova ranks 1After him are Luigi Galvani, Stanisław August Poniatowski, Maria Christina, Duchess of Teschen, Rigas Feraios, Christian Gottlob Neefe, George Vancouver, Princess Friederike of Brandenburg-Schwedt, Heraclius II of Georgia, Wilhelm Heinrich Wackenroder, Infanta María Amalia of Spain, and Edward Waring.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Giacomo Casanova ranks 68 out of 4,668Before him are Guglielmo Marconi (1874), Vespasian (9), Antonio Stradivari (1644), Benedict of Nursia (480), Luciano Pavarotti (1935), and Vitruvius (-75). After him are Pope Pius XI (1857), Saint Valentine (226), Pope Sylvester I (300), Amedeo Modigliani (1884), Pope Gregory XIII (1502), and Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor (1194).

Among WRITERS In Italy

Among writers born in Italy, Giacomo Casanova ranks 8Before him are Virgil (-70), Ovid (-43), Petrarch (1304), Giovanni Boccaccio (1313), Horace (-65), and Umberto Eco (1932). After him are Giorgio Vasari (1511), Cato the Elder (-243), Plautus (-254), Carlo Collodi (1826), Catullus (-84), and Guillaume Apollinaire (1880).