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Giovanni dalle Bande Nere

1498 - 1526

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Ludovico de' Medici, also known as Giovanni delle Bande Nere (6 April 1498 – 30 November 1526) was an Italian condottiero. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Giovanni dalle Bande Nere has received more than 264,541 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Giovanni dalle Bande Nere is the 2,295th most popular politician (up from 2,369th in 2019), the 812th most popular biography from Italy (up from 849th in 2019) and the 161st most popular Italian Politician.

Giovanni Dalle Bande Nere was a black-clad group of mercenaries who fought for the House of Medici in their battles with the Holy Roman Empire.

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Among politicians, Giovanni dalle Bande Nere ranks 2,295 out of 15,577Before him are Yoweri Museveni, August Bebel, Louis I, Duke of Anjou, Abgar V, Maximinus II, and Theudebert I. After him are Richard I of Normandy, Jie of Xia, Psamtik III, Şehzade Abdullah, Chryseis, and Walther Rathenau.

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Among people born in 1498, Giovanni dalle Bande Nere ranks 4Before him are Eleanor of Austria, Katharina von Bora, and Meera. After him are Maarten van Heemskerck, Miguel da Paz, Prince of Portugal, Andrés de Urdaneta, Madeleine de La Tour d'Auvergne, Sophie of Pomerania, Giulio Clovio, Andreas Osiander, and Hieronymus Bock. Among people deceased in 1526, Giovanni dalle Bande Nere ranks 5Before him are Louis II of Hungary, Juan Sebastián Elcano, Vittore Carpaccio, and Isabella of Austria. After him are Emperor Go-Kashiwabara, Scipione del Ferro, Rodrigo de Triana, Ibrahim Lodi, Elisabetta Gonzaga, Peter Martyr d'Anghiera, and Shō Shin.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Giovanni dalle Bande Nere ranks 812 out of 4,668Before him are Occhiali (1519), Gianni Rivera (1943), Pietro Lorenzetti (1280), Pescennius Niger (135), Domenico Modugno (1928), and Silvio Piola (1913). After him are Giosuè Carducci (1835), Bernardo Provenzano (1933), Tancred, King of Sicily (1138), William I of Sicily (1126), Tarcisio Bertone (1934), and Charles Emmanuel III of Sardinia (1701).


Among politicians born in Italy, Giovanni dalle Bande Nere ranks 161Before him are Archduke Joseph, Palatine of Hungary (1776), Palmiro Togliatti (1893), Ferdinand, Duke of Parma (1751), Leopold II, Grand Duke of Tuscany (1797), Occhiali (1519), and Pescennius Niger (135). After him are Tancred, King of Sicily (1138), William I of Sicily (1126), Charles Emmanuel III of Sardinia (1701), Victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy (1587), Alfonso II of Naples (1448), and Romano Prodi (1939).