Gianni Rodari

1920 - 1980

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Giovanni Francesco "Gianni" Rodari (Italian pronunciation: [ˈdʒanni roˈdaːri]; 23 October 1920 – 14 April 1980) was an Italian writer and journalist, most famous for his works of children's literature, notably Il romanzo di Cipollino. For his lasting contribution as a children's author he received the biennial Hans Christian Andersen Medal in 1970. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gianni Rodari has received more than 214,892 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Gianni Rodari is the 5th most popular journalist (up from 6th in 2019), the 536th most popular biography from Italy (down from 511th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Journalist.

Gianni Rodari is most famous for his children's books, especially the "Adventures of Pinocchio" and "The Little World of Don Camillo".

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Among journalists, Gianni Rodari ranks 5 out of 127Before him are Robert Capa, Richard Sorge, Oriana Fallaci, and François-Noël Babeuf. After him are Joseph Pulitzer, Gerda Taro, Anna Politkovskaya, Sebastião Salgado, Julian Assange, John Reed, and Dorothea Lange.

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Among people born in 1920, Gianni Rodari ranks 17Before him are Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, Mario Puzo, Paul Celan, Charlie Parker, Éric Rohmer, and Melina Mercouri. After him are Zecharia Sitchin, Amália Rodrigues, Juan Antonio Samaranch, Traudl Junge, Montgomery Clift, and Boris Vian. Among people deceased in 1980, Gianni Rodari ranks 23Before him are Joe Dassin, Marshall McLuhan, Romain Gary, Peter Sellers, Otto Frank, and Alexei Kosygin. After him are Milton H. Erickson, Vladimir Vysotsky, Hans Asperger, Oswald Mosley, Princess Victoria Louise of Prussia, and Bill Evans.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Gianni Rodari ranks 536 out of 4,668Before him are Giorgio Napolitano (1925), Giuliano Gemma (1938), Ferruccio Lamborghini (1916), Filippino Lippi (1457), Pope Zephyrinus (150), and Pope Stephen VIII (900). After him are Lavinia Fontana (1552), Beatrice Portinari (1265), Tibullus (-50), Rodolfo Graziani (1882), Elena Ferrante (1943), and Marsilius of Padua (1275).


Among journalists born in Italy, Gianni Rodari ranks 2Before him are Oriana Fallaci (1929). After him are Rosanna Marani (1946).