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Natalia Ginzburg

1916 - 1991

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Natalia Ginzburg (Italian: [nataˈliːa ˈɡintsburɡ], German: [ˈɡɪntsbʊʁk]; née Levi; 14 July 1916 – 7 October 1991) was an Italian author whose work explored family relationships, politics during and after the Fascist years and World War II, and philosophy. She wrote novels, short stories and essays, for which she received the Strega Prize and Bagutta Prize. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Natalia Ginzburg has received more than 294,746 page views. Her biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Natalia Ginzburg is the 742nd most popular writer (up from 971st in 2019), the 893rd most popular biography from Italy (up from 1,080th in 2019) and the 62nd most popular Italian Writer.

Natalia Ginzburg is most famous for her autobiographical novel, Less than One. The book tells the story of her life in Italy during World War II and the years following.

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Among writers, Natalia Ginzburg ranks 742 out of 5,755Before her are Kōbō Abe, Mary Higgins Clark, Aubrey Beardsley, Cornelia, mother of the Gracchi, Émile Verhaeren, and Christa Wolf. After her are Nikolai Ostrovsky, Jamal Khashoggi, Ann Radcliffe, Aelia Eudocia, Joseph Murphy, and Su Shi.

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Among people born in 1916, Natalia Ginzburg ranks 26Before her are Maurice Wilkins, Camilo José Cela, Tsutomu Yamaguchi, Robert McNamara, Frederick Chapman Robbins, and Dương Văn Minh. After her are Marcel Cerdan, Peter Weiss, Jean Dausset, Christian B. Anfinsen, Virginia Satir, and Bernard Lewis. Among people deceased in 1991, Natalia Ginzburg ranks 30Before her are Martha Graham, Rajiv Gandhi, Max Frisch, Ragnar Granit, Oona O'Neill, and Gene Tierney. After her are Henri Lefebvre, Claudio Arrau, Stan Getz, Jean Tinguely, Wilhelm Kempff, and Arno Breker.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Natalia Ginzburg ranks 893 out of 4,668Before her are Silas (1), Fulvia (-77), Faustina the Elder (105), Giorgio Parisi (1948), Emilio De Bono (1866), and Peter Damian (1007). After her are Mario Monti (1943), Errico Malatesta (1853), Dino De Laurentiis (1919), Vincenzo Peruggia (1881), Quirinius (-45), and Rachele Mussolini (1890).

Among WRITERS In Italy

Among writers born in Italy, Natalia Ginzburg ranks 62Before her are Andrea Camilleri (1925), Giosuè Carducci (1835), Giambattista Basile (1566), Pietro Bembo (1470), Epicharmus of Kos (-524), and Marie Mancini (1639). After her are Venantius Fortunatus (530), Cesare Pavese (1908), Italo Svevo (1861), Arrigo Boito (1842), Theognis of Megara (-570), and Emilio Salgari (1862).