Gian Galeazzo Visconti

1351 - 1402

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Gian Galeazzo Visconti (16 October 1351 – 3 September 1402), was the first duke of Milan (1395) and ruled that late-medieval city just before the dawn of the Renaissance. He also ruled Lombardy jointly with his uncle Bernabò. He was the founding patron of the Certosa di Pavia, completing the Visconti Castle at Pavia begun by his father and furthering work on the Duomo of Milan. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gian Galeazzo Visconti has received more than 269,884 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Gian Galeazzo Visconti is the 2,411th most popular politician (down from 2,353rd in 2019), the 832nd most popular biography from Italy (down from 829th in 2019) and the 163rd most popular Italian Politician.

Gian Galeazzo Visconti was the Duke of Milan from 1385 to 1402. He is most famous for his military prowess and for his patronage of the arts.

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Among politicians, Gian Galeazzo Visconti ranks 2,411 out of 19,576Before him are Emperor Xuan of Han, Cleopatra IV of Egypt, Simon de Montfort, 5th Earl of Leicester, Armand-Emmanuel de Vignerot du Plessis, Duc de Richelieu, Pepin I of Aquitaine, and Maximilian III, Archduke of Austria. After him are Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Abdullah Yusuf Azzam, Empress Wanrong, Bronisław Komorowski, Mircea I of Wallachia, and Juba I of Numidia.

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Among people born in 1351, Gian Galeazzo Visconti ranks 2Before him is Leopold III, Duke of Austria. After him are Jobst of Moravia, and Taddea Visconti. Among people deceased in 1402, Gian Galeazzo Visconti ranks 2Before him is Jianwen Emperor. After him are Edmund of Langley, 1st Duke of York, Muhammad Shah of Brunei, Bonne of Bourbon, Euthymius of Tarnovo, and David Stewart, Duke of Rothesay.

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Among people born in Italy, Gian Galeazzo Visconti ranks 832 out of 5,161Before him are Berengar II of Italy (900), Raimondo Montecuccoli (1609), Riccardo Muti (1941), Errico Malatesta (1853), Giacomo Balla (1871), and Giovanni Gentile (1875). After him are Donatella Versace (1955), Julia (-76), Galeazzo Maria Sforza (1444), Riccardo Giacconi (1931), Andrea Pisano (1290), and Federico Barocci (1535).


Among politicians born in Italy, Gian Galeazzo Visconti ranks 163Before him are Peter, King of Hungary (1011), Herod Agrippa II (28), Prince Aimone, Duke of Aosta (1900), Fausta (289), Charles Emmanuel IV of Sardinia (1751), and Berengar II of Italy (900). After him are Gian Gastone de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (1671), François Grimaldi (1201), Francesco Cossiga (1928), Giovanni dalle Bande Nere (1498), Decimus Junius Brutus Albinus (-84), and Victor Amadeus III of Sardinia (1726).