Venantius Fortunatus

530 - 609

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Venantius Honorius Clementianus Fortunatus (c. 530 – c. 600/609 AD; French: Venance Fortunat) was a Latin poet and hymnographer in the Merovingian Court, and a Bishop of the Early Church. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Venantius Fortunatus has received more than 91,008 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Venantius Fortunatus is the 878th most popular writer (down from 860th in 2019), the 973rd most popular biography from Italy (down from 948th in 2019) and the 68th most popular Italian Writer.

Venantius Fortunatus was a Latin poet and bishop of Poitiers in the 6th century. He is most famous for his poem "Pange Lingua Gloriosi" which is a hymn to the Eucharist.

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Among writers, Venantius Fortunatus ranks 878 out of 5,794Before him are Nestor the Chronicler, Tukaram, Władysław Reymont, Bruce Chatwin, Luqman, and V. S. Naipaul. After him are Anna Seghers, Laura de Noves, Tannhäuser, Muhammad Nasiruddin al-Albani, Walter Lippmann, and Robert van Gulik.

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Among people born in 530, Venantius Fortunatus ranks 3Before him are Pope Sabinian and Alboin. After him are Sophia, Waldrada, and Goiswintha. Among people deceased in 609, Venantius Fortunatus ranks 1

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Venantius Fortunatus ranks 973 out of 4,088Before him are Ernesto Teodoro Moneta (1833), Pietro Bembo (1470), Antonio Caldara (1670), Guarino Guarini (1624), Lucius Aemilius Paullus (-300), and Francesco Primaticcio (1504). After him are Rosalba Carriera (1673), Antipope Boniface VII (1000), Bartolommeo Bandinelli (1488), Leonardo Vinci (1690), Francesco Guicciardini (1483), and Pietro Locatelli (1695).

Among WRITERS In Italy

Among writers born in Italy, Venantius Fortunatus ranks 68Before him are Cesare Pavese (1908), Arrigo Boito (1842), Theognis of Megara (-570), Salvatore Quasimodo (1901), Quintus Tullius Cicero (-102), and Pietro Bembo (1470). After him are Gaius Lucilius (-180), Rustichello da Pisa (1290), Giambattista Marino (1569), Stesichorus (-630), Veronica Franco (1546), and Ibycus (-600).