Italo Calvino

1923 - 1985

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Italo Calvino (, also US: , Italian: [ˈiːtalo kalˈviːno]; 15 October 1923 – 19 September 1985) was an Italian writer and journalist. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Italo Calvino has received more than 1,245,875 page views. His biography is available in 64 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 65 in 2019). Italo Calvino is the 304th most popular writer (up from 306th in 2019), the 5th most popular biography from Cuba (down from 4th in 2019) and the most popular Writer.

Italo Calvino is most famous for his novel, "Invisible Cities," which was published in 1972. The novel is a series of imaginary dialogues between the philosopher Marco Polo and the emperor Kublai Khan.

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Among writers, Italo Calvino ranks 304 out of 5,755Before him are Lucan, Saadi Shirazi, Fuzûlî, Heinrich von Kleist, Alberto Moravia, and Alejandro Jodorowsky. After him are Marguerite de Navarre, Roger Martin du Gard, Lorenzo Valla, J. M. Coetzee, Paul Heyse, and Ryūnosuke Akutagawa.

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Among people born in 1923, Italo Calvino ranks 14Before him are Heydar Aliyev, Charlton Heston, Marcel Marceau, Irma Grese, Rocky Marciano, and Wojciech Jaruzelski. After him are Peter II of Yugoslavia, Carroll Shelby, György Ligeti, Richard Attenborough, Franco Zeffirelli, and Alan Shepard. Among people deceased in 1985, Italo Calvino ranks 9Before him are Konstantin Chernenko, Yul Brynner, Heinrich Böll, Orson Welles, Fernand Braudel, and Carl Schmitt. After him are László Bíró, Simone Signoret, Rock Hudson, Charles Francis Richter, Dian Fossey, and Jean Dubuffet.

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In Cuba

Among people born in Cuba, Italo Calvino ranks 5 out of 248Before him are Fidel Castro (1926), Raúl Castro (1931), Fulgencio Batista (1901), and José Raúl Capablanca (1888). After him are Camilo Cienfuegos (1932), José Martí (1853), Paul Lafargue (1842), Andy García (1956), Alberto Korda (1928), Compay Segundo (1907), and Gloria Estefan (1957).

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Among WRITERS In Cuba

Among writers born in Cuba, Italo Calvino ranks 1After him are José Martí (1853), Paul Lafargue (1842), Reinaldo Arenas (1943), Nicolás Guillén (1902), José-Maria de Heredia (1842), Guillermo Cabrera Infante (1929), José Lezama Lima (1910), Leonardo Padura Fuentes (1955), Pedro Juan Gutiérrez (1950), Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda (1814), and José María Heredia y Heredia (1803).