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Giovanni Giustiniani

1418 - 1453

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Giovanni Giustiniani Longo (Greek: Ιωάννης Λόνγος Ιουστινιάνης, Iōánnēs Lóngos Ioustiniánēs; Latin: Ioannes Iustinianus Longus; 1418 – 1 June 1453) was a Genoese captain, a member of one of the greatest families of the Republic of Genoa, a kinsman to the powerful house of Doria in Genoa, and protostrator of the Eastern Roman (Byzantine) Empire. He led 700 professional soldiers, both Genoese and Greeks from the island of Chios, which at the time was part of the Republic of Genoa, to the defense of Constantinople against the Ottoman army of Sultan Mehmed II in 1453. He personally financed, organized and led this expedition on his own initiative, and upon arriving was placed in command of the land defenses by Emperor Constantine XI Palaiologos of the Byzantine Empire. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Giovanni Giustiniani has received more than 497,087 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Giovanni Giustiniani is the 207th most popular military personnel (down from 186th in 2019), the 643rd most popular biography from Italy (down from 609th in 2019) and the 8th most popular Military Personnel.

Giovanni Giustiniani was a Venetian merchant and diplomat. He served as the Venetian ambassador to the Ottoman Empire from 1574 to 1581.

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Among MILITARY PERSONNELS

Among military personnels, Giovanni Giustiniani ranks 207 out of 1,468Before him are Zhou Yu, Lavr Kornilov, Wilhelm Mohnke, Maxime Weygand, Alfred von Tirpitz, and John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough. After him are Sun Ce, Date Masamune, Lucius Aemilius Paullus Macedonicus, Bertrand du Guesclin, Pedro de Valdivia, and Nikolai Vatutin.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1418, Giovanni Giustiniani ranks 1After him are Albert VI, Archduke of Austria, Anne of Cyprus, John II of Cyprus, Agostino di Duccio, Peter II, Duke of Brittany, Frederick II, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg, and Gabriel Biel. Among people deceased in 1453, Giovanni Giustiniani ranks 2Before him is Constantine XI Palaiologos. After him are Çandarlı Halil Pasha the Younger, John Dunstaple, Isabella, Duchess of Lorraine, John Talbot, 1st Earl of Shrewsbury, Orban, Sophia of Lithuania, Álvaro de Luna, 1st Duke of Trujillo, and Dmitry Shemyaka.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Giovanni Giustiniani ranks 643 out of 4,668Before him are Pope John XIII (930), Desiderius (710), Hiero II of Syracuse (-308), Publius Clodius Pulcher (-90), Giancarlo Giannini (1942), and Giacomo Leopardi (1798). After him are Lino Ventura (1919), Conrad of Montferrat (1146), Luca Signorelli (1450), Dario Argento (1940), Lucius Aemilius Paullus Macedonicus (-229), and Ferdinand III, Grand Duke of Tuscany (1769).

Among MILITARY PERSONNELS In Italy

Among military personnels born in Italy, Giovanni Giustiniani ranks 8Before him are Germanicus (-15), Andrea Doria (1466), Gaius Julius Caesar (-135), Nero Claudius Drusus (-38), Bohemond I of Antioch (1054), and Matilda of Tuscany (1046). After him are Lucius Aemilius Paullus Macedonicus (-229), Gaius Claudius Glaber (-200), Sejanus (-20), Federico da Montefeltro (1422), Italo Balbo (1896), and Emilio De Bono (1866).