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Giovanni Battista Ramusio

1485 - 1557

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Giovanni Battista Ramusio (Italian pronunciation: [dʒoˈvanni batˈtista raˈmuːzjo]; July 20, 1485 – July 10, 1557) was an Italian geographer and travel writer. Born in Treviso, Italy, at that time in the Republic of Venice, Ramusio was the son of Paolo Ramusio, a magistrate of the Venetian city-state. In 1505 young Giovanni took a position as secretary to Aloisio Mocenigo, of the patrician Mocenigo family, then serving as the Republic's ambassador to France. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Giovanni Battista Ramusio has received more than 61,325 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. Giovanni Battista Ramusio is the 52nd most popular geographer, the 2,750th most popular biography from Italy and the 3rd most popular Italian Geographer.

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Among geographers, Giovanni Battista Ramusio ranks 52 out of 67Before him are Erich von Drygalski, Johann Gottlieb Georgi, Pedro Reinel, Abu Muhammad al-Hasan al-Hamdani, Conrad Malte-Brun, and Yi-Fu Tuan. After him are Carlos Viegas Gago Coutinho, Hans Meyer, Vaclav Smil, Ellen Churchill Semple, Adolf Stieler, and Torsten Hägerstrand.

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Among people born in 1485, Giovanni Battista Ramusio ranks 15Before him are Joos van Cleve, Johannes Bugenhagen, Wolf Huber, Sayyida al Hurra, Balthasar Hubmaier, and Elizabeth of Denmark, Electress of Brandenburg. After him are Marco Girolamo Vida, Romanino, and Hugh Latimer. Among people deceased in 1557, Giovanni Battista Ramusio ranks 20Before him are Mohammed al-Shaykh, Galvarino, Giovanni Francesco Straparola, John II, Count Palatine of Simmern, Gonzalo Fernández de Oviedo y Valdés, and Söyembikä of Kazan. After him is Kamran Mirza.

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Among people born in Italy, Giovanni Battista Ramusio ranks 2,750 out of 4,668Before him are Clemente Micara (1879), Carlo Caffarra (1938), Luciano De Crescenzo (1928), Luigi Delneri (1950), Charondas (-600), and Dorotea Bucca (1360). After him are Alice (1954), Augusto Genina (1892), Antonio Starabba, Marchese di Rudinì (1839), Anna Maria Ferrero (1934), Renzo Rossellini (1908), and Domenico Bartolucci (1917).


Among geographers born in Italy, Giovanni Battista Ramusio ranks 3Before him are Fra Mauro (1385) and Vincenzo Coronelli (1650).