Joanot Martorell

1415 - 1465

Joanot Martorell

Joanot Martorell (Valencian pronunciation: [dʒuaˈnɔd maɾtoˈɾeʎ]; Valencia, 1410ca – 1465) was a Valencian knight and writer, best-known for authoring the novel Tirant lo Blanch, written in Valencian and published at Valencia in 1490. This novel is often regarded as one of the peaks of the literature in Catalan language and it played a major role in influencing later writers such as Miguel de Cervantes, who, in the book burning scene of Don Quixote, says "I swear to you, my friend, this (Tirant lo Blanch) is the best book of its kind in the world". The novel deals with the adventures of a knight in the Byzantine Empire; it is considered as one of the first works of alternative history.Martorell apparently was a chivalrous man and suffered an early death due to court intrigue, leaving the novel unfinished. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joanot Martorell has received more than 42,892 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 1,253rd most popular writer.

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Among writers, Joanot Martorell ranks 1,252 out of 4,883Before him are Tadeusz Mazowiecki, Vivant Denon, P. D. James, Tivadar Soros, Eiji Yoshikawa, and Giovanni Verga. After him are Bankim Chandra Chatterjee, Martin Gardner, Carson McCullers, Gavrila Derzhavin, Aelius Aristides, and Ibn al-Muqaffa'.

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Among people born in 1415, Joanot Martorell ranks 6Before him are Piero della Francesca, Frederick III, Holy Roman Emperor, Dieric Bouts, Vasily II of Moscow, and Cecily Neville, Duchess of York. After him are Jan Długosz, Albert van Ouwater, Jacquetta of Luxembourg, and John Argyropoulos. Among people deceased in 1465, Joanot Martorell ranks 5Before him are Charles, Duke of Orléans, Louis, Duke of Savoy, Thomas Palaiologos, and Isabella of Bourbon.

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In Spain

Among people born in Spain, Joanot Martorell ranks 394 out of 1,895Before him are Francesc Macià (1859), Ibn Jubayr (1145), Egica (610), Narciso Yepes (1927), Suintila (594), and Sara Montiel (1928). After him are Ricardo Bofill (1939), Galswintha (540), Ali ibn Yusuf (1083), Emilio Butragueño (1963), Carlos Arias Navarro (1908), and Fruela I of Asturias (722).

Among WRITERS In Spain

Among writers born in Spain, Joanot Martorell ranks 44Before him are Bernardino de Sahagún (1499), Fernando Arrabal (1932), Ausiàs March (1400), Garcilaso de la Vega (1501), Joseph Karo (1488), and Manuel Vázquez Montalbán (1939). After him are Rafael Alberti (1902), Ibrahim ibn Yaqub (912), Josep Pla (1897), Arturo Pérez-Reverte (1951), Ildefonsus (607), and Pío Baroja (1872).

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