Veronica Franco

1546 - 1591

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Veronica Franco (1546–1591) was an Italian poet and courtesan in 16th-century Venice. She is renowned for her notable clientele, feminist advocacy, literary contributions, and philanthropy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Veronica Franco has received more than 599,652 page views. Her biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Veronica Franco is the 914th most popular writer (up from 1,787th in 2019), the 1,028th most popular biography from Italy and the 73rd most popular Italian Writer.

Veronica Franco was an Italian courtesan and writer who was most famous for her memoirs.

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  • 600k

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  • 70.71

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  • 17

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.46

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  • 1.93

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Notable Works

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Among writers, Veronica Franco ranks 914 out of 5,794Before her are H. L. Mencken, Varlam Shalamov, Charles Maurras, Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorff, Agathon, and Joseph of Anchieta. After her are Gregory of Narek, Eugène Scribe, Prudentius, Ibycus, Aimé Césaire, and P. L. Travers.

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Among people born in 1546, Veronica Franco ranks 3Before her are Murad III and Tycho Brahe. After her are Heo Jun, Joachim Frederick, Elector of Brandenburg, Bartholomeus Spranger, Takeda Katsuyori, Dorothea of Denmark, Duchess of Brunswick-Lüneburg, Charlotte of Bourbon, Johann Fischart, and Thomas Digges. Among people deceased in 1591, Veronica Franco ranks 6Before her are Pope Gregory XIV, Pope Innocent IX, John of the Cross, Aloysius Gonzaga, and Vincenzo Galilei. After her are Sen no Rikyū, Dmitry of Uglich, Jacobus Gallus, Christian I, Elector of Saxony, Luis de León, and Vespasiano I Gonzaga.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Veronica Franco ranks 1,028 out of 4,088Before her are Luigi Riva (1944), Franco Columbu (1941), Maria Theresa of Austria (1767), Giovanni Messe (1883), Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (1920), and Filippo Inzaghi (1973). After her are Antipope Ursicinus (400), Archduchess Maria Clementina of Austria (1777), Maria Pia of Savoy (1847), Francesco Cossiga (1928), Pier Luigi Farnese, Duke of Parma (1503), and Antipope Nicholas V (1260).

Among WRITERS In Italy

Among writers born in Italy, Veronica Franco ranks 73Before her are Pietro Bembo (1470), Venantius Fortunatus (530), Gaius Lucilius (-180), Rustichello da Pisa (1290), Giambattista Marino (1569), and Stesichorus (-630). After her are Ibycus (-600), Eugenio Montale (1896), Valerius Maximus (-100), Guido Cavalcanti (1258), Antonio Tabucchi (1943), and Gerard of Cremona (1114).