Primo Levi

1919 - 1987

Primo Levi

Primo Michele Levi (Italian: [ˈpriːmo ˈlɛːvi]; 31 July 1919 – 11 April 1987) was an Italian Jewish chemist, partisan, Holocaust survivor and writer. He was the author of several books, novels, collections of short stories, essays, and poems. His best-known works include If This Is a Man (1947, published as Survival in Auschwitz in the United States), his account of the year he spent as a prisoner in the Auschwitz concentration camp in Nazi-occupied Poland; and The Periodic Table (1975), linked to qualities of the elements, which the Royal Institution named the best science book ever written.Levi died in 1987 from injuries sustained in a fall from a third-story apartment landing. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Primo Levi has received more than 1,195,883 page views. His biography is available in 59 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 253rd most popular writer.

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Among writers, Primo Levi ranks 251 out of 4,883Before him are Jaroslav Hašek, Ezra Pound, Johanna Spyri, Anna Akhmatova, Nelly Sachs, and Honoré Gabriel Riqueti, comte de Mirabeau. After him are Karen Blixen, Terry Pratchett, Louis-Ferdinand Céline, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Ian Fleming, and Jack Kerouac.

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Among people born in 1919, Primo Levi ranks 7Before him are Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Eva Perón, Mikhail Kalashnikov, Edmund Hillary, Doris Lessing, and J. D. Salinger. After him are Desmond Doss, Zhao Ziyang, Giulio Andreotti, Fausto Coppi, Nat King Cole, and Georgios Papadopoulos. Among people deceased in 1987, Primo Levi ranks 7Before him are Andy Warhol, Rudolf Hess, Dalida, Carl Rogers, Louis de Broglie, and Rita Hayworth. After him are Fred Astaire, Marguerite Yourcenar, Andrey Kolmogorov, Lawrence Kohlberg, Gunnar Myrdal, and Walter Houser Brattain.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Primo Levi ranks 296 out of 3,282Before him are Enrico Dandolo (1107), Pope Honorius IV (1210), Publius Quinctilius Varus (-46), Umberto II of Italy (1904), Gallienus (218), and Duccio (1255). After him are Lucius Tarquinius Priscus (-700), Pope Mark (290), Pope Urban III (1200), Lorenzo Ghiberti (1378), Luigi Boccherini (1743), and Pope Celestine I (400).

Among WRITERS In Italy

Among writers born in Italy, Primo Levi ranks 19Before him are Pliny the Younger (61), Guillaume Apollinaire (1880), Juvenal (50), Sallust (-86), Torquato Tasso (1544), and Carlo Goldoni (1707). After him are Dario Fo (1926), Luigi Pirandello (1867), Christine de Pizan (1365), Cassiodorus (487), Elena Ferrante (1943), and Alberto Moravia (1907).

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