Giovanni Francesco Straparola

1480 - 1557

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Giovanni Francesco "Gianfrancesco" Straparola, also known as Zoan or Zuan Francesco Straparola da Caravaggio (ca. 1485?-1558), was an Italian writer of poetry, and collector and writer of short stories. Some time during his life, he migrated from Caravaggio to Venice where he published a collection of stories in two volumes called The Facetious Nights or The Pleasant Nights. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Giovanni Francesco Straparola has received more than 95,207 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Giovanni Francesco Straparola is the 2,105th most popular writer (up from 2,151st in 2019).

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Among writers, Giovanni Francesco Straparola ranks 2,105 out of 5,794Before him are Guillaume Thomas François Raynal, Karlheinz Deschner, Arkady Gaidar, Eiji Tsuburaya, Kate Chopin, and Theodorus Gaza. After him are Khushal Khattak, Christina Rossetti, Caterina Albert, Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr., Mahsati, and Bion of Smyrna.

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Among people born in 1480, Giovanni Francesco Straparola ranks 25Before him are Marcantonio Raimondi, Sebastián de Belalcázar, Juan de Grijalva, Pir Sultan Abdal, Herri met de Bles, and Pedro Damiano. After him are António de Abreu, Girolamo Aleandro, Duarte Barbosa, and Vannoccio Biringuccio. Among people deceased in 1557, Giovanni Francesco Straparola ranks 12Before him are Bona Sforza, Olaus Magnus, Mikael Agricola, Sebastian Cabot, Lautaro, and Emperor Go-Nara. After him are Albert Alcibiades, Margrave of Brandenburg-Kulmbach, Ferrante Gonzaga, John II, Count Palatine of Simmern, and Söyembikä of Kazan.

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