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, 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 166,988 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Pietro Bembo is the 866th most popular writer (down from 697th in 2019), the 968th most popular biography from Italy (down from 797th in 2019) and the 67th 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 866 out of 5,794Before him are Ethel Voynich, Miep Gies, Marcus Valerius Messalla Corvinus, Theodore Beza, Theodor Fontane, and Julius Fučík. After him are Waris Dirie, Cao Xueqin, Else Lasker-Schüler, Richard Matheson, Kobayashi Issa, and Nestor the Chronicler.

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Among people born in 1470, Pietro Bembo ranks 10Before him are Piri Reis, Isabella of Aragon, Queen of Portugal, Martin Waldseemüller, Hongzhi Emperor, Catherine of Navarre, and György Dózsa. After him are Francis, Count of Vendôme, Isabella of Aragon, Duchess of Milan, Juan Díaz de Solís, João I of Kongo, Tang Yin, and Fernando de Rojas. Among people deceased in 1547, Pietro Bembo ranks 8Before him are Hernán Cortés, Francis I of France, Anne of Bohemia and Hungary, Vittoria Colonna, Saint Cajetan, and Sebastiano del Piombo. After him are Pier Luigi Farnese, Duke of Parma, Hadım Suleiman Pasha, Marie of Luxembourg, Countess of Vendôme, Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, Johannes Schöner, and Dorothea of Denmark, Duchess of Prussia.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Pietro Bembo ranks 968 out of 4,088Before him are Ettore Scola (1931), Mina (1940), Eleonora Gonzaga (1598), Luigi Tenco (1938), Constance of Sicily, Queen of Aragon (1249), and Ernesto Teodoro Moneta (1833). After him are Antonio Caldara (1670), Guarino Guarini (1624), Lucius Aemilius Paullus (-300), Francesco Primaticcio (1504), Venantius Fortunatus (530), and Rosalba Carriera (1673).

Among WRITERS In Italy

Among writers born in Italy, Pietro Bembo ranks 67Before him are Curzio Malaparte (1898), Cesare Pavese (1908), Arrigo Boito (1842), Theognis of Megara (-570), Salvatore Quasimodo (1901), and Quintus Tullius Cicero (-102). After him are Venantius Fortunatus (530), Gaius Lucilius (-180), Rustichello da Pisa (1290), Giambattista Marino (1569), Stesichorus (-630), and Veronica Franco (1546).