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Raffaele Riario

1461 - 1521

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Raffaele Sansoni Galeoti Riario (3 May 1461 – 9 July 1521) was an Italian Cardinal of the Renaissance, mainly known as the constructor of the Palazzo della Cancelleria and the person who invited Michelangelo to Rome. He was a patron of the arts. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Raffaele Riario has received more than 112,048 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Raffaele Riario is the 1,267th most popular religious figure (up from 1,407th in 2019), the 1,898th most popular biography from Italy (up from 2,200th in 2019) and the 360th most popular Italian Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, Raffaele Riario ranks 1,267 out of 2,238Before him are Theophilus Presbyter, Babylas of Antioch, George Alencherry, Macrina the Younger, Ivo of Chartres, and Meher Baba. After him are Antipope Adalbert, William M. Branham, Vitalis of Milan, Augustin Bea, Peter Nolasco, and Guru Angad.

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Among people born in 1461, Raffaele Riario ranks 4Before him are Alexander Jagiellon, Anne of France, and Christina of Saxony.  Among people deceased in 1521, Raffaele Riario ranks 12Before him are Zhengde Emperor, Sebastian Brant, Christina of Saxony, Leonardo Loredan, Suzanne, Duchess of Bourbon, and Francisco Serrão. After him are Edward Stafford, 3rd Duke of Buckingham, Jorge Álvares, Tamás Bakócz, Neagoe Basarab, Duarte Barbosa, and John II, Duke of Cleves.

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Among people born in Italy, Raffaele Riario ranks 1,898 out of 4,668Before him are Andrea Sansovino (1467), Jacopo Riccati (1676), Infante Alfonso of Spain (1941), Elisabetta Gonzaga (1471), Archduke Johann Salvator of Austria (1852), and Gaius Terentius Varro (-300). After him are Alberic I of Spoleto (900), Antipope Adalbert (1001), Vitalis of Milan (null), Humbert II, Count of Savoy (1065), Prince Michael of Greece and Denmark (1939), and Properzia de' Rossi (1490).


Among religious figures born in Italy, Raffaele Riario ranks 360Before him are Andrew Avellino (1521), Piero Marini (1942), Antoninus of Florence (1389), Agnes of Montepulciano (1268), Virginia Centurione Bracelli (1587), and Antipope Sylvester IV (1100). After him are Antipope Adalbert (1001), Vitalis of Milan (null), Antipope Christopher (900), Raniero Cantalamessa (1934), Andrew Corsini (1301), and Gaspar del Bufalo (1786).