Giulia Farnese

1474 - 1524

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Giulia Farnese (Italian pronunciation: [ˈdʒuːlja farˈneːze, -eːse]; 1474 – 23 March 1524) was an Italian noblewoman, a mistress to Pope Alexander VI, and the sister of Pope Paul III. Known as Giulia la bella (Italian for 'Julia the beautiful'), she was a member of the noble Farnese family, who were prominent leaders in the Italian regions of Parma and Piacenza. After marrying into the noble Orsini family in the Papal States, Farnese soon acquainted herself with, and initiated an affair with, the Spanish Cardinal Rodrigo de Borja. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Giulia Farnese has received more than 745,274 page views. Her biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Giulia Farnese is the 611th most popular religious figure (up from 661st in 2019), the 722nd most popular biography from Italy (up from 803rd in 2019) and the 241st most popular Italian Religious Figure.

Giulia Farnese is most famous for being a mistress of Pope Alexander VI.

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Over the past year Giulia Farnese has had the most page views in the with 54,288 views, followed by Italian (29,774), and German (20,915). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Macedonian (250.52%), Swedish (182.84%), and Catalan (67.64%)


Among religious figures, Giulia Farnese ranks 611 out of 3,187Before her are Seraphim of Sarov, Pope Stephen IX, Anne Catherine Emmerich, Josaphat Kuntsevych, Huineng, and Angela Merici. After her are Korah, Abu Dhar al-Ghifari, Isaac of Nineveh, Sa'id bin Zayd, Alexius of Rome, and Saint Casimir.

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Among people born in 1474, Giulia Farnese ranks 3Before her are Ludovico Ariosto, and Angela Merici. After her are Giovanni Borgia, 2nd Duke of Gandia, Isabella d'Este, Tuman bay II, Juan Diego, Mariotto Albertinelli, Anacaona, Frederick of Saxony, Bernhard III, Margrave of Baden-Baden, and Perkin Warbeck. Among people deceased in 1524, Giulia Farnese ranks 3Before her are Vasco da Gama, and Ismail I. After her are Claude of France, Diego Velázquez de Cuéllar, Joachim Patinir, Marko Marulić, Isabella of Aragon, Duchess of Milan, Andrea Solari, Salaì, Pierre Terrail, seigneur de Bayard, and Hans Holbein the Elder.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Giulia Farnese ranks 722 out of 5,161Before her are Ludovico Einaudi (1955), Giacomo della Porta (1533), Mario Monti (1943), Jacopo Sansovino (1486), Prince Napoléon Bonaparte (1822), and Francis II of the Two Sicilies (1836). After her are William II of Sicily (1153), Fausto Coppi (1919), Lucius Aemilius Paullus Macedonicus (-229), Gaius Octavius (-100), Ottorino Respighi (1879), and Carlo Azeglio Ciampi (1920).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Giulia Farnese ranks 241Before her are Camillus de Lellis (1550), Joseph of Cupertino (1603), Pope Marcellinus (250), Pope Stephen V (850), Pope Theodore II (840), and Angela Merici (1474). After her are Alexius of Rome (400), Pope Eusebius (250), Pope Leo VI (914), Pope Vigilius (500), Pope Felix IV (480), and Pope Anastasius II (450).