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 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 3,556,360 page views. His biography is available in 74 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 71 in 2019). Giacomo Casanova is the 45th most popular writer (up from 53rd in 2019), the 39th most popular biography from Italy (up from 42nd 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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Among writers, Giacomo Casanova ranks 45 out of 5,794Before him are Stendhal, Alexandre Dumas, Thomas Mann, Hermann Hesse, Marcel Proust, and Oscar Wilde. After him are Denis Diderot, Simone de Beauvoir, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gabriel García Márquez, Charles Baudelaire, and Aristophanes.

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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, Ludovico Manin, Suzuki Harunobu, Ahilyabai Holkar, Louis Jean Marie de Bourbon, Duke of Penthièvre, Henry Benedict Stuart, and Robert Clive. Among people deceased in 1798, Giacomo Casanova ranks 1After him are Luigi Galvani, Stanisław August Poniatowski, Maria Christina, Duchess of Teschen, Christian Gottlob Neefe, Rigas Feraios, George Vancouver, Johann Reinhold Forster, Heraclius II of Georgia, Princess Friederike of Brandenburg-Schwedt, Wilhelm Heinrich Wackenroder, and Tarrare.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Giacomo Casanova ranks 39 out of 4,088Before him are Alessandro Volta (1745), Donatello (1386), Niccolò Paganini (1782), Ennio Morricone (1928), Tiberius (-42), and Titian (1488). After him are Florence Nightingale (1820), Pope John Paul I (1912), Catherine de' Medici (1519), Pope Pius XII (1876), Giacomo Puccini (1858), and Mark Antony (-83).

Among WRITERS In Italy

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