Giovannino Guareschi

1908 - 1968

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Giovannino Oliviero Giuseppe Guareschi (Italian: [dʒovanˈniːno ɡwaˈreski]; 1 May 1908 – 22 July 1968) was an Italian journalist, cartoonist, and humorist whose best known creation is the priest Don Camillo. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Giovannino Guareschi has received more than 127,921 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia. Giovannino Guareschi is the 1,536th most popular writer (down from 1,435th in 2019), the 1,647th most popular biography from Italy (down from 1,542nd in 2019) and the 110th most popular Italian Writer.

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Notable Works

Don Camillo
Mondo piccolo, Don Camillo
Catholic Church, Clergy, Fiction
Don Camillo's dilemma
Fiction, Religion, Socialism
Comrade Don Camillo
Communists, Priests, Fiction
The hilarious account of an irrepressible village priest's journey to Moscow-disguised as a Communist! Those friendly enemies, Don Camillo and Peppone the Communist mayor of the village, are at it again. In a soccer pool, Peppone wins ten million lira—an unseemly amount of money for a good Communist to possess. So Don Camillo agrees to collect the winnings secretly and-shades of capitalism!-invest them for the mayor. But Peppone continues to bombard the villagers with anticlerical statements that leave Don Camillo smoldering with unpriestly rage. Then Peppone prepares to take a group of the party "elect" on a junket to the Worker's Paradise. Don Camillo insists on going along. Peppone has no choice, and "Comrade" Camillo, in disguise, joins the group, carrying a prayer book bound in a cover stamped Maxims of Lenin. And then the fun begins.
Mondo piccolo
Mondo Candido
Communism, Humor, Italian Political satire


Among writers, Giovannino Guareschi ranks 1,536 out of 7,302Before him are Carson McCullers, Rainis, Adolph Freiherr Knigge, Asconius Pedianus, Andal, and Kuvempu. After him are John Gay, Adnan Oktar, Fritz Gerlich, Corax of Syracuse, Jerzy Kosiński, and Ödön von Horváth.

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Among people born in 1908, Giovannino Guareschi ranks 81Before him are Bernard Lee, Rómulo Betancourt, Koča Popović, Maria Helena Vieira da Silva, Max Bill, and Remedios Varo. After him are Yousuf Karsh, Atahualpa Yupanqui, Leroy Anderson, Cus D'Amato, Viktor Abakumov, and Bjarni Benediktsson. Among people deceased in 1968, Giovannino Guareschi ranks 47Before him are Hans-Jürgen Stumpff, Georgios Papandreou, Tsuguharu Foujita, Fritz Bauer, Husband E. Kimmel, and Leopold Infeld. After him are John Heartfield, Fedor Tokarev, Jean Hyppolite, István Dobi, Friedrich Christian, Margrave of Meissen, and Franz Pfeffer von Salomon.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Giovannino Guareschi ranks 1,647 out of 5,161Before him are Domitilla the Elder (50), Matteo Carcassi (1792), Asconius Pedianus (-9), Gerolama Orsini (1503), Frederick V, Duke of Swabia (1164), and Lamberto Dini (1931). After him are Mikhail Tsvet (1872), Cesare Ripa (1555), Lucrezia de' Medici (1470), Adriano Banchieri (1568), Corax of Syracuse (-500), and Marcia (200).

Among WRITERS In Italy

Among writers born in Italy, Giovannino Guareschi ranks 110Before him are Lucrezia Tornabuoni (1427), Enzo of Sardinia (1220), Thomas of Celano (1185), Jacopo Sannazaro (1458), Catherine of Bologna (1413), and Asconius Pedianus (-9). After him are Corax of Syracuse (-500), Giorgio Bassani (1916), Rafael Sabatini (1875), Pacuvius (-220), Matteo Maria Boiardo (1441), and Clodia Pulchra (-94).