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Umberto Saba

1883 - 1957

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Umberto Saba (9 March 1883 – 26 August 1957) was an Italian poet and novelist, born Umberto Poli in the cosmopolitan Mediterranean port of Trieste when it was the fourth largest city of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Poli assumed the pen name "Saba" in 1910, and his name was officially changed to Umberto Saba in 1928. From 1919 he was the proprietor of an antiquarian bookshop in Trieste. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Umberto Saba has received more than 86,274 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Umberto Saba is the 2,205th most popular writer (up from 2,374th in 2019), the 2,094th most popular biography from Italy (up from 2,170th in 2019) and the 145th most popular Italian Writer.

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Among writers, Umberto Saba ranks 2,205 out of 5,755Before him are Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt, Matthew Arnold, John Flanagan, Édouard Drumont, Leonora Christina Ulfeldt, and Sholem Asch. After him are Gian Giorgio Trissino, Kenneth Grahame, Augustus the Younger, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg, Molla Panah Vagif, Giraut de Bornelh, and Jens Fink-Jensen.

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Among people born in 1883, Umberto Saba ranks 95Before him are Edwin Sutherland, Isaak Brodsky, Louis Massignon, Joseph Stilwell, Leonid Kulik, and José Mendes Cabeçadas. After him are Hermann Abendroth, Eugen Ritter von Schobert, Nikolaos Plastiras, Andrew Cunningham, 1st Viscount Cunningham of Hyndhope, Richard Gerstl, and Marie Under. Among people deceased in 1957, Umberto Saba ranks 85Before him are Zhou Xuan, Rudolf Schmidt, Josef Lada, Charles Pathé, Albert Anastasia, and Sholem Asch. After him are Paul Walden, Wilhelm Filchner, Edward Plunkett, 18th Baron of Dunsany, Georges Hébert, Eugène Schueller, and Gheorghe Tătărescu.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Umberto Saba ranks 2,094 out of 4,668Before him are Marc'Antonio Ingegneri (1535), Enrico Albertosi (1939), Massimo Girotti (1918), Mario Merz (1925), Theophylact I, Count of Tusculum (860), and Giorgio Chinaglia (1947). After him are Giuseppe Terragni (1904), Valerio Zurlini (1926), Gian Giorgio Trissino (1478), Infante Antonio Pascual of Spain (1755), Leonardo Donato (1536), and Luca Cambiaso (1527).

Among WRITERS In Italy

Among writers born in Italy, Umberto Saba ranks 145Before him are Hermas (150), Ottavio Rinuccini (1562), Aloysius Bertrand (1807), Martino Martini (1614), Giovanni Battista Guarini (1538), and Lucilius Junior (6). After him are Gian Giorgio Trissino (1478), Indro Montanelli (1909), Tavo Burat (1932), Salvadore Cammarano (1801), Luigi Pulci (1432), and Giovanni Pascoli (1855).