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Torquato Tasso

1544 - 1595

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Torquato Tasso ( TASS-oh, also US: TAH-soh, Italian: [torˈkwaːto ˈtasso]; 11 March 1544 – 25 April 1595) was an Italian poet of the 16th century, known for his 1591 poem Gerusalemme liberata (Jerusalem Delivered), in which he depicts a highly imaginative version of the combats between Christians and Muslims at the end of the First Crusade, during the Siege of Jerusalem of 1099. Tasso suffered from mental illness and died a few days before he was to be crowned on the Capitoline Hill as the king of poets by Pope Clement VIII. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Torquato Tasso has received more than 320,343 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia. Torquato Tasso is the 250th most popular writer (down from 220th in 2019), the 315th most popular biography from Italy (down from 271st in 2019) and the 20th most popular Italian Writer.

Torquato Tasso is most famous for his epic poem "The Gerusalemme Liberata" which tells the story of the First Crusade.

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Among WRITERS

Among writers, Torquato Tasso ranks 250 out of 5,794Before him are Sallust, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Isabel Allende, Ian Fleming, Anna Akhmatova, and Dario Fo. After him are Carlo Goldoni, Terry Pratchett, Chinghiz Aitmatov, John Keats, Germaine de Staël, and Frédéric Mistral.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1544, Torquato Tasso ranks 3Before him are Francis II of France and William Gilbert. After him are Ismihan Sultan, Anna of Saxony, Renata of Lorraine, Maria Temryukovna, Sigismund Rákóczi, Gillis van Coninxloo, and Guillaume de Salluste Du Bartas. Among people deceased in 1595, Torquato Tasso ranks 3Before him are Murad III and Philip Neri. After him are Ferdinand II, Archduke of Austria, Mohammad Khodabanda, Archduke Ernest of Austria, John Hawkins, Álvaro de Mendaña de Neira, António, Prior of Crato, Thoinot Arbeau, Jeremias II of Constantinople, and John Frederick II, Duke of Saxony.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Torquato Tasso ranks 315 out of 4,088Before him are Salvatore Riina (1930), Lucius Tarquinius Priscus (-700), Giovanni Domenico Cassini (1625), Bartolomeo Cristofori (1655), Dario Fo (1926), and Antonio Canova (1757). After him are Canaletto (1697), Pope Paul I (700), Pope John X (860), Pope Paul II (1417), Carlo Goldoni (1707), and Pope Benedict VIII (980).

Among WRITERS In Italy

Among writers born in Italy, Torquato Tasso ranks 20Before him are Catullus (-84), Pliny the Younger (61), Juvenal (50), Christine de Pizan (1365), Sallust (-86), and Dario Fo (1926). After him are Carlo Goldoni (1707), Marcus Terentius Varro (-116), Primo Levi (1919), Alberto Moravia (1907), Elena Ferrante (1943), and Luigi Pirandello (1867).