Giambattista Basile

1566 - 1632

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Giambattista Basile (February 1566 – February 1632) was an Italian poet, courtier, and fairy tale collector. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Giambattista Basile has received more than 295,292 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Giambattista Basile is the 654th most popular writer (up from 686th in 2019), the 763rd most popular biography from Italy (up from 780th in 2019) and the 52nd most popular Italian Writer.

Giambattista Basile is most famous for his collection of fairy tales titled "Lo cunto de li cunti" (The Tale of Tales).

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Among writers, Giambattista Basile ranks 654 out of 5,794Before him are Nikolay Chernyshevsky, Ryszard Kapuściński, Jin Yong, Christopher Tolkien, Hermann Broch, and Sven Hassel. After him are Dashiell Hammett, Ben Jonson, Bernart de Ventadorn, Dimitrie Cantemir, Diana Wynne Jones, and Periander.

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Among people born in 1566, Giambattista Basile ranks 6Before him are Mehmed III, James VI and I, Sigismund III Vasa, Carlo Gesualdo, and Isabella Clara Eugenia. After him are Abraham Bloemaert, Mary Magdalene de' Pazzi, Giovanni Baglione, Jan Jesenius, Sendivogius, and Anna Juliana Gonzaga. Among people deceased in 1632, Giambattista Basile ranks 5Before him are Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden, Sigismund III Vasa, Frederick V of the Palatinate, and Johann Tserclaes, Count of Tilly. After him are Tokugawa Hidetada, Jost Bürgi, Leopold V, Archduke of Austria, Gottfried Heinrich Graf zu Pappenheim, Francis II, Duke of Lorraine, Maurice, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel, and Margherita Gonzaga, Duchess of Lorraine.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Giambattista Basile ranks 763 out of 4,088Before him are Vittorio Emanuele Orlando (1860), Pope Stephen VII (850), Andrew III of Hungary (1265), Giorgetto Giugiaro (1938), Paolo Rossi (1956), and Poliziano (1454). After him are Vittorio Emanuele, Prince of Naples (1937), Italo Balbo (1896), Guccio Gucci (1881), Il Sodoma (1477), Margherita of Savoy (1851), and Clementia of Hungary (1293).

Among WRITERS In Italy

Among writers born in Italy, Giambattista Basile ranks 52Before him are Dino Buzzati (1906), Alessandro Manzoni (1785), Giacomo Leopardi (1798), Persius (34), Carlo Gozzi (1720), and Poliziano (1454). After him are Emilio Salgari (1862), Giosuè Carducci (1835), Theocritus (-315), Pietro Metastasio (1698), Gnaeus Naevius (-275), and Marie Mancini (1639).