WRITER

Joanot Martorell

1415 - 1465

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Joanot Martorell (Valencian: [dʒuaˈnɔd maɾtoˈɾeʎ]; c. 1410 – 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". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joanot Martorell has received more than 58,984 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia. Joanot Martorell is the 1,337th most popular writer (up from 1,340th in 2019), the 434th most popular biography from Spain (down from 420th in 2019) and the 42nd most popular Writer.

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Among WRITERS

Among writers, Joanot Martorell ranks 1,337 out of 5,755Before him are Siegfried Kracauer, Liang Qichao, Joseph Karo, Vladimir Bartol, Georges Rodenbach, and Nicolás Gómez Dávila. After him are Reinaldo Arenas, Princess Isabelle of Orléans-Braganza, Robert Bloch, Chūya Nakahara, Aleksis Kivi, and Thomas Moore.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1415, Joanot Martorell ranks 7Before him are Piero della Francesca, Frederick III, Holy Roman Emperor, Dieric Bouts, Vasily II of Moscow, Cecily Neville, Duchess of York, and Jan Długosz. After him are Jacquetta of Luxembourg, Albert van Ouwater, John Argyropoulos, Aristotele Fioravanti, and Afonso Gonçalves Baldaia. Among people deceased in 1465, Joanot Martorell ranks 5Before him are Charles, Duke of Orléans, Thomas Palaiologos, Louis, Duke of Savoy, and Isabella of Bourbon. After him is Isabella of Clermont.

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In Spain

Among people born in Spain, Joanot Martorell ranks 434 out of 2,932Before him are Josefa de Óbidos (1630), Petrus Gonsalvus (1537), Rafael Moneo (1937), Pedro Sánchez (1972), Andrés de Urdaneta (1498), and Joseph Karo (1488). After him are José Antonio Camacho (1955), Teresa Berganza (1933), Eleanor of Navarre (1426), Galswintha (540), Philip Prospero, Prince of Asturias (1657), and María Cayetana de Silva, 13th Duchess of Alba (1762).

Among WRITERS In Spain

Among writers born in Spain, Joanot Martorell ranks 42Before him are Vicente Blasco Ibáñez (1867), Joan Fuster (1922), Fernando Arrabal (1932), Rosalía de Castro (1837), Manuel Vázquez Montalbán (1939), and Joseph Karo (1488). After him are Arturo Pérez-Reverte (1951), Don Juan Manuel (1282), Rafael Alberti (1902), Ausiàs March (1400), Mary of Jesus of Ágreda (1602), and Ibrahim ibn Yaqub (912).