Rafael Casanova

1660 - 1743

Photo of Rafael Casanova

Icon of person Rafael Casanova

Rafael Casanova i Comes (Catalan pronunciation: [rəˈfɛɫ ˌkazəˈnɔβə]; 1660 – 2 May 1743) was a Catalan jurist and supporter of Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor as a claimant to the Crown of Spain during the War of the Spanish succession. He became mayor of Barcelona and commander in chief of Catalonia during the Siege of Barcelona until he was wounded in combat while commanding La Coronela during the counterattack on the Saint Peter front on the last day of the siege, 11 September 1714. After the war he received a royal pardon for having supported the Habsburg claim to the Spanish throne. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rafael Casanova has received more than 94,411 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia. Rafael Casanova is the 7,442nd most popular politician (down from 6,056th in 2019), the 689th most popular biography from Spain (down from 552nd in 2019) and the 242nd most popular Spanish Politician.

Memorability Metrics

  • 94k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 65.19

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 27

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.64

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.28

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Rafael Casanova by language


Among politicians, Rafael Casanova ranks 7,442 out of 15,710Before him are Prince August, Duke of Dalarna, H. H. Kung, Said Halim Pasha, Publius Decius Mus, Spencer Compton, 1st Earl of Wilmington, and Gian Giacomo Trivulzio. After him are Andragoras, John Frederick II, Duke of Saxony, Abdullah Khan II, Prospero Colonna, Charles IV, Duke of Alençon, and Koçi Xoxe.

Most Popular Politicians in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


Among people born in 1660, Rafael Casanova ranks 13Before him are André Campra, Johann Kuhnau, Hans Sloane, Andreas Schlüter, Johann Joseph Fux, and Friedrich Hoffmann. After him are Francesco II d'Este, Duke of Modena, Arnold Houbraken, Olof Rudbeck the Younger, Francesco Maria de' Medici, Duke of Rovere and Montefeltro, Francis Hauksbee, and Jakob Prandtauer. Among people deceased in 1743, Rafael Casanova ranks 8Before him are Louise Françoise de Bourbon, Duchess of Bourbon, Anna Maria Luisa de' Medici, André-Hercule de Fleury, Anne Sophie Reventlow, Archduchess Maria Magdalena of Austria, and Spencer Compton, 1st Earl of Wilmington. After him are Melusine von der Schulenburg, Duchess of Kendal, Jai Singh II, Augustine Washington, Karl Friedrich, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen, and John Campbell, 2nd Duke of Argyll.

Others Born in 1660

Go to all Rankings

Others Deceased in 1743

Go to all Rankings

In Spain

Among people born in Spain, Rafael Casanova ranks 689 out of 2,595Before him are Narcís Monturiol (1819), Ruy López de Villalobos (1500), Alonso Pérez de Guzmán y Sotomayor, 7th Duke of Medina Sidonia (1550), Luis de Milán (1500), Raimon Panikkar (1918), and Beatus of Liébana (730). After him are Caterina Albert (1869), José Ángel Iribar (1943), José Miaja (1878), Joan Manuel Serrat (1943), Jordi Pujol (1930), and Eduardo Mendoza Garriga (1943).


Among politicians born in Spain, Rafael Casanova ranks 242Before him are Blanche of Navarre, Countess of Champagne (1177), Nicolás de Ovando (1451), Sisenand (605), Muhammad II of Córdoba (980), Wifred II, Count of Barcelona (900), and Agila I (null). After him are Jordi Pujol (1930), Ramon Muntaner (1265), Sunifred, Count of Barcelona (805), Baldomero Espartero (1793), Juan Belmonte (1892), and Estanislao Figueras (1819).