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Italo Svevo

1861 - 1928

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Aron Hector Schmitz (19 December 1861 – 13 September 1928), better known by the pseudonym Italo Svevo (Italian: [ˈiːtalo ˈzvɛːvo]), was an Italian and Austro-Hungarian writer, businessman, novelist, playwright, and short story writer.A close friend of Irish novelist and poet James Joyce, Svevo was considered a pioneer of the psychological novel in Italy and is best known for his modernist novel La coscienza di Zeno (1923), which became a widely appreciated classic of Italian literature. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Italo Svevo has received more than 316,373 page views. His biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). Italo Svevo is the 780th most popular writer (up from 1,049th in 2019), the 941st most popular biography from Italy (up from 1,153rd in 2019) and the 65th most popular Italian Writer.

Italo Svevo is most famous for his novel "Confessions of Zeno."

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Among writers, Italo Svevo ranks 780 out of 5,755Before him are Abu al-Ghazi Bahadur, Maurice Druon, André Chénier, Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle, Sherwood Anderson, and Philippe Ariès. After him are Nestor the Chronicler, Pavel Jozef Šafárik, Mikael Agricola, John Jacob Astor IV, Bettina von Arnim, and Artemidorus.

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Among people born in 1861, Italo Svevo ranks 23Before him are Aristide Maillol, Prince Carl, Duke of Västergötland, H. H. Holmes, Pehr Evind Svinhufvud, Maximilian von Spee, and Antoine Bourdelle. After him are José Rizal, Ranavalona III, Edmund Allenby, 1st Viscount Allenby, Anton Arensky, William Bateson, and Henry Gantt. Among people deceased in 1928, Italo Svevo ranks 16Before him are Theodore William Richards, Johannes Fibiger, Franz Stuck, Thomas Hardy, Wilhelm Karl, Duke of Urach, and Charles Rennie Mackintosh. After him are Zhang Zuolin, Luigi Cadorna, Stjepan Radić, Reinhard Scheer, Loie Fuller, and Giovanni Giolitti.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Italo Svevo ranks 941 out of 4,668Before him are Mina (1940), Roger de Flor (1267), John Singer Sargent (1856), Anna Maria Luisa de' Medici (1667), Hormizd I (250), and Sextus Pompey (-67). After him are Baldassare Peruzzi (1481), Giovanni Battista Martini (1706), Antipope Anacletus II (1090), Francesco Guicciardini (1483), Guy III of Spoleto (900), and Alessandro Marcello (1673).

Among WRITERS In Italy

Among writers born in Italy, Italo Svevo ranks 65Before him are Pietro Bembo (1470), Epicharmus of Kos (-524), Marie Mancini (1639), Natalia Ginzburg (1916), Venantius Fortunatus (530), and Cesare Pavese (1908). After him are Arrigo Boito (1842), Theognis of Megara (-570), Emilio Salgari (1862), Stesichorus (-630), Antonio Tabucchi (1943), and Valerius Maximus (-100).