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Giambattista Basile

1566 - 1632

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Giambattista Basile (Naples, 4 February 1583 (date of baptism) – February 1632) was an Italian poet, courtier, and fairy tale collector. His collections include the oldest recorded forms of many well-known (and more obscure) European fairy tales. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Giambattista Basile has received more than 357,229 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Giambattista Basile is the 674th most popular writer (down from 654th in 2019), the 824th most popular biography from Italy (down from 763rd in 2019) and the 58th 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 674 out of 5,755Before him are Patricia Highsmith, Giosuè Carducci, Nellie Bly, Vuk Karadžić, Masaru Emoto, and Bernart de Ventadorn. After him are Ivan Goncharov, Antoine François Prévost, Ryszard Kapuściński, Osip Mandelstam, H. L. Mencken, and Thomas Hardy.

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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, Jan Jesenius, Giovanni Baglione, Sendivogius, and Marie of the Incarnation. 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, Leopold V, Archduke of Austria, Jost Bürgi, Gottfried Heinrich Graf zu Pappenheim, Francis II, Duke of Lorraine, Maurice, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel, and Infante Carlos of Spain.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Giambattista Basile ranks 824 out of 4,668Before him are Charles Emmanuel III of Sardinia (1701), Giacomo Agostini (1942), Victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy (1587), Alfonso II of Naples (1448), Fausto Coppi (1919), and Giovanni Battista Belzoni (1778). After him are Romano Prodi (1939), Aristoxenus (-360), Gianluigi Buffon (1978), Phalaris (-700), Louise of Orléans (1812), and Bernardino of Siena (1380).

Among WRITERS In Italy

Among writers born in Italy, Giambattista Basile ranks 58Before him are Lorenzo Da Ponte (1749), Poliziano (1454), Carlo Gozzi (1720), Curzio Malaparte (1898), Andrea Camilleri (1925), and Giosuè Carducci (1835). After him are Pietro Bembo (1470), Epicharmus of Kos (-524), Marie Mancini (1639), Natalia Ginzburg (1916), Venantius Fortunatus (530), and Cesare Pavese (1908).