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 182,351 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Gianni Rodari is the 6th most popular journalist (down from 5th in 2019), the 511th most popular biography from Italy (down from 508th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Italian 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 6 out of 129Before him are Robert Capa, Richard Sorge, Oriana Fallaci, François-Noël Babeuf, and Joseph Pulitzer. After him are Gerda Taro, Sebastião Salgado, Dorothea Lange, John Reed, Julian Assange, and Anna Politkovskaya.

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Among people born in 1920, Gianni Rodari ranks 17Before him are Farouk of Egypt, Paul Celan, Charlie Parker, Juan Antonio Samaranch, Montgomery Clift, and Éric Rohmer. After him are Traudl Junge, Zecharia Sitchin, Boris Vian, Frank Herbert, Melina Mercouri, and Amália Rodrigues. Among people deceased in 1980, Gianni Rodari ranks 22Before him are Colonel Sanders, Tamara de Lempicka, Romain Gary, Joe Dassin, Oswald Mosley, and Vladimir Vysotsky. After him are Milton H. Erickson, Alexei Kosygin, Peter Sellers, Otto Frank, Óscar Romero, and Princess Victoria Louise of Prussia.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Gianni Rodari ranks 511 out of 4,088Before him are Pope Stephen II (715), Pope Stephen I (200), Domenico Cimarosa (1749), Benedetto Croce (1866), Giorgio Napolitano (1925), and Franco Zeffirelli (1923). After him are Ennius (-239), Elisabeth Farnese (1692), Josephine of Leuchtenberg (1807), Gaius Caesar (-20), Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720), and Maria Luisa of Parma (1751).


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