Leonardo Bruni

1370 - 1444

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Leonardo Bruni (or Leonardo Aretino; c. 1370 – March 9, 1444) was an Italian humanist, historian and statesman, often recognized as the most important humanist historian of the early Renaissance. He has been called the first modern historian. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Leonardo Bruni has received more than 221,087 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). Leonardo Bruni is the 36th most popular historian (up from 46th in 2019), the 579th most popular biography from Italy (up from 717th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Italian Historian.

Leonardo Bruni was an Italian humanist and historian who was born in 1370 and died in 1444. He is most famous for his work on the history of Florence, which he wrote in Latin.

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Among historians, Leonardo Bruni ranks 36 out of 341Before him are Hippolyte Taine, Arrian, Ibn Kathir, Jacques Le Goff, Friedrich Carl von Savigny, and Jared Diamond. After him are Ernst Gombrich, Niketas Choniates, Lucien Febvre, Samuel von Pufendorf, Ibn Ishaq, and Erwin Panofsky.

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Among people born in 1370, Leonardo Bruni ranks 6Before him are Pope Gregory XI, Antipope John XXIII, Isabeau of Bavaria, John VII Palaiologos, and Olaf II of Denmark. After him are Gentile da Fabriano, Erasmo of Narni, Lorenzo Monaco, Frederick I, Elector of Saxony, Antipope Clement VIII, and Švitrigaila. Among people deceased in 1444, Leonardo Bruni ranks 3Before him are Władysław III of Poland and Robert Campin. After him are Bernardino of Siena, Olivera Despina, Mark of Ephesus, Julian Cesarini, John Beaufort, 1st Duke of Somerset, Joseph Albo, and Gianfrancesco I Gonzaga, Marquess of Mantua.

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Among people born in Italy, Leonardo Bruni ranks 579 out of 4,088Before him are Giuliano de' Medici, Duke of Nemours (1479), Gentile Bellini (1429), Giorgio Moroder (1940), Pope Marcellinus (250), Victor Amadeus II of Sardinia (1666), and Pope Benedict VII (910). After him are Francis I of the Two Sicilies (1777), Lucius Aemilius Paullus Macedonicus (-229), Pope Anastasius II (450), Pope Agapetus I (490), Saint Rosalia (1130), and Pope John XIII (930).


Among historians born in Italy, Leonardo Bruni ranks 4Before him are Livy (-59), Suetonius (70), and Diodorus Siculus (-90). After him are Poggio Bracciolini (1380), Marcus Velleius Paterculus (-19), Euhemerus (-330), Francesco Guicciardini (1483), Carlo Ginzburg (1939), Tyrannius Rufinus (345), Timaeus (-350), and Andrea Alciato (1492).