Luigi Pirandello

1867 - 1936

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Luigi Pirandello (Italian: [luˈiːdʒi piranˈdɛllo]; 28 June 1867 – 10 December 1936) was an Italian dramatist, novelist, poet, and short story writer whose greatest contributions were his plays. He was awarded the 1934 Nobel Prize in Literature for "his almost magical power to turn psychological analysis into good theatre.". He was an Italian nationalist and supported Fascism in a moderate way, at one point giving his Nobel Prize medal to the Fascist government to be melted down as part of the 1935 Oro alla Patria ("Gold to the Fatherland") campaign during the Second Italo-Ethiopian War. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Luigi Pirandello has received more than 774,766 page views. His biography is available in 95 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 90 in 2019). Luigi Pirandello is the 324th most popular writer (down from 280th in 2019), the 421st most popular biography from Italy (down from 356th in 2019) and the 26th most popular Italian Writer.

Luigi Pirandello was an Italian dramatist and novelist. He is most famous for his plays Six Characters in Search of an Author and The Man With the Flower in His Mouth.

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Among writers, Luigi Pirandello ranks 324 out of 5,794Before him are Wilhelm Grimm, Anna Komnene, Shmuel Yosef Agnon, Alejandro Jodorowsky, John Donne, and Gregory of Tours. After him are J. M. Barrie, Pär Lagerkvist, Cassiodorus, Alexandra Feodorovna, Max Brod, and André Malraux.

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Among people born in 1867, Luigi Pirandello ranks 5Before him are Marie Curie, Frank Lloyd Wright, Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim, and Józef Piłsudski. After him are Emil Nolde, Arturo Toscanini, John Galsworthy, Mary of Teck, Percy Fawcett, Madam C. J. Walker, and Pierre Bonnard. Among people deceased in 1936, Luigi Pirandello ranks 10Before him are Rudyard Kipling, George V, Lu Xun, Oswald Spengler, Lev Kamenev, and Ferdinand Tönnies. After him are Grigory Zinoviev, Albert Fish, G. K. Chesterton, Miguel de Unamuno, Alexander Glazunov, and Eleftherios Venizelos.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Luigi Pirandello ranks 421 out of 4,088Before him are Sofonisba Anguissola (1535), Pope Cornelius (200), Pope Lando (900), Poppaea Sabina (30), Philolaus (-470), and Pope Zosimus (400). After him are Aloysius Gonzaga (1568), Luigi Cherubini (1760), Pietro Badoglio (1871), Carlo Gesualdo (1566), Cassiodorus (487), and Quintus Fabius Maximus Verrucosus (-300).

Among WRITERS In Italy

Among writers born in Italy, Luigi Pirandello ranks 26Before him are Torquato Tasso (1544), Carlo Goldoni (1707), Marcus Terentius Varro (-116), Primo Levi (1919), Alberto Moravia (1907), and Elena Ferrante (1943). After him are Cassiodorus (487), Lorenzo Valla (1407), Pietro Aretino (1492), Tibullus (-50), Propertius (-50), and Livius Andronicus (-280).