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Pietro Bembo

1470 - 1547

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Pietro Bembo, O.S.I.H. (Latin: Petrus Bembus; 20 May 1470 – 18 January 1547) was an Italian scholar, poet, and literary theorist who also was a member of the Knights Hospitaller, and a cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. As an intellectual of the Italian Renaissance (15th–16th c.), Pietro Bembo greatly influenced the development of the Tuscan dialect as a literary language for poetry and prose, which, by later codification into a standard language, became the modern Italian language. In the 16th century, Bembo's poetry, essays and books proved basic to reviving interest in the literary works of Petrarch. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pietro Bembo has received more than 232,695 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Pietro Bembo is the 684th most popular writer (up from 866th in 2019), the 835th most popular biography from Italy (up from 968th in 2019) and the 59th most popular Italian Writer.

Pietro Bembo was an Italian scholar and statesman who is most famous for being the author of the first modern Italian grammar.

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Among writers, Pietro Bembo ranks 684 out of 5,755Before him are Tony Buzan, Periander, Alain-René Lesage, Clarice Lispector, Luis de Góngora, and Judah Halevi. After him are Vātsyāyana, Alexander Pope, Max Frisch, Ninon de l'Enclos, Jaroslav Seifert, and Hugo Ball.

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Among people born in 1470, Pietro Bembo ranks 8Before him are Edward V of England, Charles VIII of France, Piri Reis, Isabella of Aragon, Queen of Portugal, Martin Waldseemüller, and Hongzhi Emperor. After him are Francis, Count of Vendôme, György Dózsa, Isabella of Aragon, Duchess of Milan, Juan Díaz de Solís, Catherine of Navarre, and Lucrezia de' Medici. Among people deceased in 1547, Pietro Bembo ranks 6Before him are Henry VIII of England, Hernán Cortés, Francis I of France, Anne of Bohemia and Hungary, and Sebastiano del Piombo. After him are Hadım Suleiman Pasha, Pier Luigi Farnese, Duke of Parma, Saint Cajetan, Vittoria Colonna, Marie of Luxembourg, Countess of Vendôme, and Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Pietro Bembo ranks 835 out of 4,668Before him are Louise of Orléans (1812), Bernardino of Siena (1380), Gian Galeazzo Visconti (1351), Rosalia Lombardo (1918), Sebastiano del Piombo (1485), and Amilcare Ponchielli (1834). After him are Maurizio Pollini (1942), Francesco II Sforza (1495), Euhemerus (-330), Francesco Guardi (1712), Francesco Totti (1976), and Rosso Fiorentino (1494).

Among WRITERS In Italy

Among writers born in Italy, Pietro Bembo ranks 59Before him are Poliziano (1454), Carlo Gozzi (1720), Curzio Malaparte (1898), Andrea Camilleri (1925), Giosuè Carducci (1835), and Giambattista Basile (1566). After him are Epicharmus of Kos (-524), Marie Mancini (1639), Natalia Ginzburg (1916), Venantius Fortunatus (530), Cesare Pavese (1908), and Italo Svevo (1861).