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 153,846 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Giovanni Papini is the 1,221st most popular writer (down from 1,214th in 2019), the 1,337th most popular biography from Italy (down from 1,317th in 2019) and the 94th most popular Writer.

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

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  • 28

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  • 5.15

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Among writers, Giovanni Papini ranks 1,221 out of 5,755Before him are Aristophanes of Byzantium, James Anderson, Shi Nai'an, Aelius Aristides, Vivant Denon, and Chernorizets Hrabar. After him are Betty Friedan, Jeffery Deaver, Jussi Adler-Olsen, Forough Farrokhzad, Alexander Kielland, and Ján Kollár.

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Among people born in 1881, Giovanni Papini ranks 52Before him are Edward Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax, Ludwig Binswanger, Nikolai Myaskovsky, Sveinn Björnsson, Cecil B. DeMille, and Victor Klemperer. After him are P. G. Wodehouse, Paul Cornu, Vincenzo Lancia, Mikhail Larionov, L. E. J. Brouwer, and Franz Gürtner. Among people deceased in 1956, Giovanni Papini ranks 40Before him are Mistinguett, August Kubizek, Lyonel Feininger, Yakub Kolas, Juan Negrín, and Gustave Charpentier. After him are Jan Łukasiewicz, Gottfried Benn, Savielly Tartakower, Art Tatum, Mahmud Barzanji, and Hiram Bingham III.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Giovanni Papini ranks 1,337 out of 4,668Before him are Andrea della Robbia (1435), Carlo Rubbia (1934), Dicaearchus (-350), Bruttia Crispina (164), Irnerius (1050), and Antonio Farnese, Duke of Parma (1679). After him are Francesco II Gonzaga, Marquess of Mantua (1466), Giovanni Leone (1908), Vito Genovese (1897), Franco Alfano (1875), Gabriele Ferzetti (1925), and Giovanni Boldini (1842).

Among WRITERS In Italy

Among writers born in Italy, Giovanni Papini ranks 94Before him are Giambattista Marino (1569), Odoric of Pordenone (1286), Matteo Bandello (1484), Gabriele Amorth (1925), Claudio Magris (1939), and Timaeus of Locri (-200). After him are Cornelius Gallus (-69), Quintus Fabius Pictor (-254), Giovanni Verga (1840), Thomas of Celano (1185), Maurus Servius Honoratus (363), and Francesco Maria Piave (1810).