Giulia Farnese

1474 - 1524

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Giulia Farnese (1474 – 23 March 1524) was mistress to Pope Alexander VI, and the sister of Pope Paul III. She was known as Giulia la bella, meaning "Julia the beautiful" in Italian. Giulia comes from the noble Farnese family, who were prominent leaders in the Italian regions Parma and Piacenza.Lorenzo Pucci described her as "most lovely to behold". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Giulia Farnese has received more than 590,369 page views. Her biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Giulia Farnese is the 615th most popular religious figure (up from 620th in 2019), the 778th most popular biography from Italy (up from 814th 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 615 out of 2,272Before her are Paulo Miki, Célestin Freinet, Francis Borgia, 4th Duke of Gandía, Pope Alexander II, Nicodemus, and Thecla. After her are Mordecai, Je Tsongkhapa, Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya, Isaac Luria, Tarcisio Bertone, and Nehemiah.

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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, Mariotto Albertinelli, Juan Diego, Tuman bay II, Perkin Warbeck, Frederick of Saxony, and Lorenzo Campeggio. Among people deceased in 1524, Giulia Farnese ranks 4Before her are Vasco da Gama, Ismail I, and Claude of France. After her are Salaì, Diego Velázquez de Cuéllar, Joachim Patinir, Isabella of Aragon, Duchess of Milan, Andrea Solari, Marko Marulić, Hans Holbein the Elder, and Pierre Terrail, seigneur de Bayard.

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Among people born in Italy, Giulia Farnese ranks 778 out of 4,088Before her are Valentino (1932), Gaius Octavius (-100), Giovanni di Bicci de' Medici (1360), Aldo Rossi (1931), Alexander of Battenberg (1857), and Pietro Lorenzetti (1280). After her are Gentile da Fabriano (1370), Emilio Salgari (1862), Lorenzo Lotto (1480), Vittorio Gassman (1922), Errico Malatesta (1853), and Giosuè Carducci (1835).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Giulia Farnese ranks 255Before her are Angela Merici (1474), Tarcisius (263), Pope Leo VI (914), Pope Benedict IV (860), Pope Stephen VII (850), and Pope Alexander II (1010). After her are Tarcisio Bertone (1934), Pope Leo V (870), Angelo Sodano (1927), Romuald (951), John of Capistrano (1386), and Pope Leo VIII (900).