Giacomo Leopardi

1798 - 1837

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Count Giacomo Taldegardo Francesco di Sales Saverio Pietro Leopardi (US: , Italian: [ˈdʒaːkomo leoˈpardi]; 29 June 1798 – 14 June 1837) was an Italian philosopher, poet, essayist, and philologist. He is considered the greatest Italian poet of the nineteenth century and one of the most important figures in the literature of the world, as well as one of the principals of literary romanticism; his constant reflection on existence and on the human condition—of sensuous and materialist inspiration—has also earned him a reputation as a deep philosopher. He is widely seen as one of the most radical and challenging thinkers of the 19th century but routinely compared by Italian critics to his older contemporary Alessandro Manzoni despite expressing "diametrically opposite positions." Although he lived in a secluded town in the conservative Papal States, he came into contact with the main ideas of the Enlightenment, and, through his own literary evolution, created a remarkable and renowned poetic work, related to the Romantic era. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Giacomo Leopardi has received more than 576,491 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 60 in 2019). Giacomo Leopardi is the 620th most popular writer (down from 542nd in 2019), the 725th most popular biography from Italy (down from 616th in 2019) and the 48th most popular Italian Writer.

Giacomo Leopardi was a poet and philosopher who wrote in the late 1700s and early 1800s. He is most famous for his work "Il pensiero dominante" and "Il segreto".

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Among writers, Giacomo Leopardi ranks 620 out of 5,794Before him are Patricia Highsmith, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Dietrich Eckart, Antoine François Prévost, Luis Sepúlveda, and Louise Hay. After him are Marcus Gavius Apicius, Pierre Loti, Premchand, Tatian, Persius, and Geoffrey of Monmouth.

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Among people born in 1798, Giacomo Leopardi ranks 7Before him are Auguste Comte, Eugène Delacroix, Adam Mickiewicz, Alexandra Feodorovna, Pedro I of Brazil, and Jules Michelet. After him are Charles Albert of Sardinia, Marie-Caroline of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Duchess of Berry, Archduchess Clementina of Austria, August Heinrich Hoffmann von Fallersleben, Grand Duke Michael Pavlovich of Russia, and František Palacký. Among people deceased in 1837, Giacomo Leopardi ranks 9Before him are Charles Fourier, Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden, John Constable, Hortense de Beauharnais, Johann Nepomuk Hummel, and Georg Büchner. After him are François Gérard, Wilhelmine of Prussia, Queen of the Netherlands, John Field, Frederick Francis I, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, 10th Dalai Lama, and Philippe Buonarroti.

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Among people born in Italy, Giacomo Leopardi ranks 725 out of 4,088Before him are Pope Leo VII (900), Catherine Cornaro (1454), Sextus Pompey (-67), Giacinto Facchetti (1942), Poggio Bracciolini (1380), and Nicola Pisano (1225). After him are Arrigo Sacchi (1946), Peter Lombard (1096), Charles Albert of Sardinia (1798), Angela Merici (1474), Giovanni Agnelli (1866), and William II of Sicily (1153).

Among WRITERS In Italy

Among writers born in Italy, Giacomo Leopardi ranks 48Before him are Grazia Deledda (1871), Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa (1896), Francesca da Rimini (1259), Aulus Gellius (123), Dino Buzzati (1906), and Alessandro Manzoni (1785). After him are Persius (34), Carlo Gozzi (1720), Poliziano (1454), Giambattista Basile (1566), Emilio Salgari (1862), and Giosuè Carducci (1835).