Giorgio Vasari

1511 - 1574

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Giorgio Vasari (, also US: , Italian: [ˈdʒordʒo vaˈzaːri]; 30 July 1511 – 27 June 1574) was an Italian painter, architect, engineer, writer, and historian, best known for his Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects, considered the ideological foundation of art-historical writing, and basis for biographies of several Renaissance artists including Leonardo da Vinci. Vasari designed the Tomb of Michelangelo in the Basilica of Santa Croce, Florence which was completed in 1578. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Giorgio Vasari has received more than 862,660 page views. His biography is available in 72 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 68 in 2019). Giorgio Vasari is the 78th most popular writer (up from 79th in 2019), the 71st most popular biography from Italy (up from 77th in 2019) and the 9th most popular Italian Writer.

Giorgio Vasari is most famous for being an Italian painter, architect, and writer. He is best known for his book "The Lives of the Artists" which was published in 1550.

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Among writers, Giorgio Vasari ranks 78 out of 5,794Before him are Charles Perrault, Isaac Asimov, Jack London, Lewis Carroll, Romain Rolland, and Marquis de Sade. After him are Jorge Luis Borges, Virginia Woolf, Guy de Maupassant, Milan Kundera, Jonathan Swift, and Knut Hamsun.

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Among people born in 1511, Giorgio Vasari ranks 1After him are Francisco de Orellana, Bartolomeo Ammannati, Dorothea of Saxe-Lauenburg, Ippolito de' Medici, Erasmus Reinhold, Ashikaga Yoshiharu, and Nicola Vicentino. Among people deceased in 1574, Giorgio Vasari ranks 2Before him is Selim II. After him are Charles IX of France, Cosimo I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, Renée of France, Bartolomeo Eustachi, Margaret of France, Duchess of Berry, Ebussuud Efendi, Maarten van Heemskerck, Georg Joachim Rheticus, Charles, Cardinal of Lorraine, and Guru Amar Das.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Giorgio Vasari ranks 71 out of 4,088Before him are Amedeo Modigliani (1884), Giotto (1267), Antonio Stradivari (1644), Zeno of Elea (-490), Brutus the Younger (-85), and Pope Julius II (1443). After him are Ötzi (-3345), Lucrezia Borgia (1480), Pope Pius XI (1857), Federico Fellini (1920), Giuseppe Arcimboldo (1526), and Titus (41).

Among WRITERS In Italy

Among writers born in Italy, Giorgio Vasari ranks 9Before him are Petrarch (1304), Giovanni Boccaccio (1313), Ovid (-43), Horace (-65), Giacomo Casanova (1725), and Umberto Eco (1932). After him are Cato the Elder (-243), Plautus (-254), Carlo Collodi (1826), Guillaume Apollinaire (1880), Catullus (-84), and Pliny the Younger (61).