Giuliano Bonfante

1904 - 2005

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Giuliano Bonfante (6 August 1904, Milan – 9 September 2005, Rome) was an Italian linguist and expert on the language of the Etruscans and other Italic peoples. He was professor of linguistics at the University of Genoa and then at the University of Turin. Bonfante was born in Milan, the son of jurist Pietro Bonfante. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Giuliano Bonfante has received more than 21,069 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. Giuliano Bonfante is the 138th most popular linguist (down from 125th in 2019), the 3,481st most popular biography from Italy (down from 3,143rd in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Italian Linguist.

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Among linguists, Giuliano Bonfante ranks 138 out of 214Before him are Walther von Wartburg, James Legge, Julius Pokorny, Felix Jacoby, Hermann Osthoff, and Johan Nicolai Madvig. After him are Germà Colón, William Stokoe, Heinrich Schmid, Vyacheslav Ivanov, Brian Houghton Hodgson, and Vladimir Toporov.

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Among people born in 1904, Giuliano Bonfante ranks 221Before him are Josef Pieper, Dick Powell, Nnamdi Azikiwe, Yves Giraud-Cabantous, Cecil Day-Lewis, and Attila Petschauer. After him are Piero Toscani, Constance Bennett, Gregg Toland, Ancel Keys, Käthe von Nagy, and August Jakobson. Among people deceased in 2005, Giuliano Bonfante ranks 214Before him are Constant Nieuwenhuys, Else Krüger, Per Borten, Natalya Gundareva, Cliff Allison, and Devan Nair. After him are Pierre Daninos, Attilio Giovannini, Jan Nowak-Jeziorański, Ramanand Sagar, Harrison Young, and Éva Novák-Gerard.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Giuliano Bonfante ranks 3,481 out of 5,161Before him are Ennio de Giorgi (1928), Max Biaggi (1971), Carla Del Poggio (1925), Francesco Colasuonno (1925), Raf (1959), and Antonella Ragno-Lonzi (1940). After him are Giovanni Giorgi (1871), Giuseppe Furino (1946), Attilio Giovannini (1924), Stefano Tacconi (1957), Francesco Faà di Bruno (1825), and Andy Selva (1976).

Among LINGUISTS In Italy

Among linguists born in Italy, Giuliano Bonfante ranks 2Before him are Renato Corsetti (1941).