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Giulia Farnese

1474 - 1524

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Giulia Farnese (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, meaning "Julia the beautiful" in Italian, Giulia 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, Giulia 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 681,781 page views. Her biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Giulia Farnese is the 640th most popular religious figure (down from 614th in 2019), the 805th most popular biography from Italy (down from 778th in 2019) and the 255th most popular Italian Religious Figure.

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

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Among religious figures, Giulia Farnese ranks 640 out of 2,238Before her are Pontius Pilate's wife, Isaac of Nineveh, William Tyndale, Je Tsongkhapa, Basilios Bessarion, and Billy Graham. After her are Benkei, Zayd ibn Ali, Robert of Molesme, Tarcisio Bertone, John Cassian, and Onuphrius.

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Among people born in 1474, Giulia Farnese ranks 4Before her are Ludovico Ariosto, Angela Merici, and Isabella d'Este. After her are Giovanni Borgia, 2nd Duke of Gandia, Juan Diego, Mariotto Albertinelli, Tuman bay II, Anacaona, Perkin Warbeck, Frederick of Saxony, and Bernhard III, Margrave of Baden-Baden. Among people deceased in 1524, Giulia Farnese ranks 4Before her are Vasco da Gama, Ismail I, and Claude of France. After her are Joachim Patinir, Diego Velázquez de Cuéllar, Salaì, Isabella of Aragon, Duchess of Milan, Marko Marulić, Andrea Solari, Pierre Terrail, seigneur de Bayard, and Hans Holbein the Elder.

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Among people born in Italy, Giulia Farnese ranks 805 out of 4,668Before her are Renata Tebaldi (1922), Valentino (1932), Marcus Velleius Paterculus (-19), Ferdinand, Duke of Parma (1751), Leopold II, Grand Duke of Tuscany (1797), and Gian Maria Volonté (1933). After her are Occhiali (1519), Gianni Rivera (1943), Pietro Lorenzetti (1280), Pescennius Niger (135), Domenico Modugno (1928), and Silvio Piola (1913).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Giulia Farnese ranks 255Before her are Tarcisius (263), Pope Stephen V (850), Alexius of Rome (400), Scholastica (480), Pope Leo V (870), and Peter Lombard (1096). After her are Tarcisio Bertone (1934), Angelo Sodano (1927), Silas (1), Antipope Ursicinus (400), Antipope Anacletus II (1090), and Frances of Rome (1384).