Pietro Aretino

1492 - 1556

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Pietro Aretino (US: , Italian: [ˈpjɛːtro areˈtiːno]; 19 or 20 April 1492 – 21 October 1556) was an Italian author, playwright, poet, satirist and blackmailer, who wielded influence on contemporary art and politics. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pietro Aretino has received more than 266,345 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Pietro Aretino is the 391st most popular writer (down from 353rd in 2019), the 480th most popular biography from Italy (down from 429th in 2019) and the 29th most popular Italian Writer.

Pietro Aretino was a famous Italian poet, satirist, and author. He is most famous for his obscene poems and plays.

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Among writers, Pietro Aretino ranks 391 out of 5,794Before him are Philip Roth, Georges Bataille, Louise de La Vallière, Alvin Toffler, Ahmad Yasawi, and Vladimir Vysotsky. After him are Maurice Leblanc, Tibullus, Qu Yuan, Gertrude Stein, Propertius, and Livius Andronicus.

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Among people born in 1492, Pietro Aretino ranks 3Before him are Marguerite de Navarre and Lorenzo de' Medici, Duke of Urbino. After him are Antonio Pigafetta, Juan Luis Vives, Bernal Díaz del Castillo, Andrea Alciato, Elizabeth Tudor, Adam Ries, and John II, Count Palatine of Simmern. Among people deceased in 1556, Pietro Aretino ranks 3Before him are Ignatius of Loyola and Fuzûlî. After him are Humayun, Lorenzo Lotto, Thomas Cranmer, Saitō Dōsan, Martin Agricola, Frederick II, Elector Palatine, Maximus the Greek, Richard Chancellor, and Hemu.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Pietro Aretino ranks 480 out of 4,088Before him are Pope Valentine (780), Pope Leo II (611), Giulietta Masina (1921), Albano Carrisi (1943), Pope Eugene II (780), and Giulio Caccini (1551). After him are Ettore Bugatti (1881), Tibullus (-50), Nero Claudius Drusus (-38), Propertius (-50), Livius Andronicus (-280), and Giuseppe Farina (1906).

Among WRITERS In Italy

Among writers born in Italy, Pietro Aretino ranks 29Before him are Primo Levi (1919), Alberto Moravia (1907), Elena Ferrante (1943), Luigi Pirandello (1867), Cassiodorus (487), and Lorenzo Valla (1407). After him are Tibullus (-50), Propertius (-50), Livius Andronicus (-280), Ludovico Ariosto (1474), Cornelius Nepos (-100), and Ennius (-239).