Rustichello da Pisa

1290 - 1400

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Rustichello da Pisa, also known as Rusticiano (fl. late 13th century), was an Italian romance writer in Franco-Italian language. He is best known for co-writing Marco Polo's autobiography, The Travels of Marco Polo, while they were in prison together in Genoa. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rustichello da Pisa has received more than 109,633 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia. Rustichello da Pisa is the 890th most popular writer (down from 821st in 2019), the 1,001st most popular biography from Italy (down from 917th in 2019) and the 70th most popular Italian Writer.

Rustichello da Pisa is most famous for his book "The Travels of Marco Polo" which he wrote in 1298.

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Among writers, Rustichello da Pisa ranks 890 out of 5,794Before him are Robert van Gulik, Gaius Lucilius, Danilo Kiš, Jules Renard, Branislav Nušić, and Aubrey Beardsley. After him are W. H. Auden, E. M. Forster, James May, Deepak Chopra, Philip Pullman, and Jean Webster.

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Among people born in 1290, Rustichello da Pisa ranks 5Before him are Ambrogio Lorenzetti, Margaret of Burgundy, Queen of France, Andrea Pisano, and Leopold I, Duke of Austria. After him are Taddeo Gaddi, Gajah Mada, Muhammad bin Tughluq, John Parricida, Bernardo Daddi, Barlaam of Seminara, and Beatrice of Silesia. Among people deceased in 1400, Rustichello da Pisa ranks 4Before him are Richard II of England, Geoffrey Chaucer, and Luo Guanzhong. After him are Masamune, Dragoș, Voivode of Moldavia, André Beauneveu, Baldus de Ubaldis, Baude Cordier, Antonio Venier, and Irene Palaiologina.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Rustichello da Pisa ranks 1,001 out of 4,088Before him are Giovanni Paolo Panini (1691), Hiero I of Syracuse (-600), Sebastiano Serlio (1475), Princess Marie Louise of Bourbon-Parma (1870), Bartolomeo Ammannati (1511), and Marcomer (400). After him are Titus Quinctius Flamininus (-229), Titus Labienus (-100), Francesco Maria Grimaldi (1618), Luigi Cadorna (1850), Giambattista Marino (1569), and Italo Gariboldi (1879).

Among WRITERS In Italy

Among writers born in Italy, Rustichello da Pisa ranks 70Before him are Theognis of Megara (-570), Salvatore Quasimodo (1901), Quintus Tullius Cicero (-102), Pietro Bembo (1470), Venantius Fortunatus (530), and Gaius Lucilius (-180). After him are Giambattista Marino (1569), Stesichorus (-630), Veronica Franco (1546), Ibycus (-600), Eugenio Montale (1896), and Valerius Maximus (-100).