Giovanni Papini

1881 - 1956

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Giovanni Papini (9 January 1881 – 8 July 1956) was an Italian journalist, essayist, novelist, short story writer, poet, literary critic, and philosopher. A controversial literary figure of the early and mid-twentieth century, he was the earliest and most enthusiastic representative and promoter of Italian pragmatism. Papini was admired for his writing style and engaged in heated polemics. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Giovanni Papini has received more than 188,103 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Giovanni Papini is the 1,173rd most popular writer (up from 1,212th in 2019), the 1,295th most popular biography from Italy (up from 1,333rd in 2019) and the 91st most popular Italian Writer.

Giovanni Papini is most famous for his autobiographical novel, "The Life of Christ."

Memorability Metrics

  • 190k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 60.60

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 30

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.84

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.61

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

Dante vivo
Il crepuscolo dei filosofi
Modern Philosophy, Philosophy
Un uomo finito
Accessible book
History and criticism, Italian literature, Literature
Storia di Cristo
Biography, Christian biography, Accessible book
Sant' Agostino

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Over the past year Giovanni Papini has had the most page views in the with 46,831 views, followed by Spanish (29,417), and English (22,912). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Arabic (430.14%), Finnish (49.21%), and Basque (42.13%)


Among writers, Giovanni Papini ranks 1,173 out of 7,302Before him are Mercè Rodoreda, Polyaenus, Bāṇabhaṭṭa, Ugo Foscolo, E. Howard Hunt, and Rudolf von Sebottendorf. After him are Francesco Maria Piave, Sadriddin Ayni, Joachim du Bellay, Kenji Miyazawa, Hristo Botev, and Arne Garborg.

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Among people born in 1881, Giovanni Papini ranks 47Before him are Otto Wille Kuusinen, Otto Bauer, Alfred Radcliffe-Brown, Emil Ludwig, Ludwig Binswanger, and William Boeing. After him are Nikolai Myaskovsky, Franz Gürtner, Victor Klemperer, Hugo Meisl, P. G. Wodehouse, and Paul Cornu. Among people deceased in 1956, Giovanni Papini ranks 38Before him are August Kubizek, Juan Negrín, Marie Laurencin, Yakub Kolas, William Boeing, and Gottfried Benn. After him are Jan Łukasiewicz, Mistinguett, Alfredo Ferrari, Alben W. Barkley, Mahmud Barzanji, and Gustave Charpentier.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Giovanni Papini ranks 1,295 out of 5,161Before him are Prince Carlos of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (1870), Archduchess Maria Clementina of Austria (1777), Alessandro Stradella (1643), Princess Maria Clotilde of Savoy (1843), Philippe Buonarroti (1761), and Vito Volterra (1860). After him are Francesco Maria Piave (1810), Gianni Vattimo (1936), Lucilio Vanini (1585), Amintore Fanfani (1908), Mario Del Monaco (1915), and Charles I, Duke of Savoy (1468).

Among WRITERS In Italy

Among writers born in Italy, Giovanni Papini ranks 91Before him are Persius (34), Giambattista Marino (1569), Titus Pomponius Atticus (-110), Elsa Morante (1912), Gaius Valerius Flaccus (45), and Cornelius Gallus (-69). After him are Francesco Maria Piave (1810), Odoric of Pordenone (1286), Giovanni Verga (1840), Maurus Servius Honoratus (363), Boris Pahor (1913), and Vittorio Alfieri (1749).