Giovanni Botero

1544 - 1617

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Giovanni Botero (c. 1544 – 1617) was an Italian thinker, priest, poet, and diplomat, author of Della Ragion di Stato (The Reason of State), in ten chapters, printed in Venice in 1589, and of Universal Relations, (Rome, 1591), addressing the world geography and ethnography. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Giovanni Botero has received more than 114,348 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Giovanni Botero is the 1,932nd most popular writer (up from 2,027th in 2019).

Memorability Metrics

  • 110k

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  • 56.43

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 17

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.48

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 1.65

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

Relationi universali
America, Description and travel, Early accounts to 1600
Della ragion di Stato
Cities and towns, Early works to 1800, Kings and rulers
I capitani
Detti memorabili di personaggi illvstri
Della ragion di stato, libri dieci
Cities and towns, Early works to 1700, Political science
The reason of state
Cities and towns, Political science, Reason of state

Page views of Giovanni Boteros by language

Over the past year Giovanni Botero has had the most page views in the with 12,237 views, followed by Italian (8,968), and Spanish (3,513). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Piedmontese (73.85%), Catalan (52.90%), and Ukrainian (43.00%)


Among writers, Giovanni Botero ranks 1,932 out of 7,302Before him are Wolfgang Borchert, Tawfiq al-Hakim, Al-Busiri, Éric Zemmour, John of Ruusbroec, and Pierre Gringore. After him are Jordan of Saxony, Robert James Waller, Abdul-Qādir Bedil, Jean-Baptiste de Boyer, Marquis d'Argens, Ko Un, and Otto IV, Margrave of Brandenburg-Stendal.

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Among people born in 1544, Giovanni Botero ranks 12Before him are Renata of Lorraine, Maria Temryukovna, Şah Sultan, Anna of Saxony, Maddalena Casulana, and Gillis van Coninxloo. After him are Sigismund Rákóczi, Guillaume de Salluste Du Bartas, Dorothea Susanne of Simmern, and Giovanni Maria Nanino. Among people deceased in 1617, Giovanni Botero ranks 13Before him are Concino Concini, David Fabricius, Hendrik Goltzius, 4th Dalai Lama, Fausto Veranzio, and Dorothea of Denmark, Duchess of Brunswick-Lüneburg. After him are Leonora Dori, Alphonsus Rodriguez, Sedefkar Mehmed Agha, Prospero Alpini, Giovanni Antonio Magini, and Dorothea Maria of Anhalt.

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