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Veronica Franco

1546 - 1591

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Veronica Franco (1546–1591) was an Italian poet and courtesan in 16th-century Venice. She is known 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 718,256 page views. Her biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Veronica Franco is the 1,023rd most popular writer (down from 914th in 2019), the 1,155th most popular biography from Italy (down from 1,028th in 2019) and the 84th most popular Italian Writer.

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

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  • 5.47

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  • 2.08

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Notable Works

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Among writers, Veronica Franco ranks 1,023 out of 5,755Before her are Gaius Valerius Flaccus, Comtessa de Dia, Dobrica Ćosić, Tibor Sekelj, Harry Mulisch, and Titus Pomponius Atticus. After her are James Hadley Chase, Iris Murdoch, Bar Hebraeus, Julien Green, Derek Walcott, and Bernhard Schlink.

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Among people born in 1546, Veronica Franco ranks 5Before her are Murad III, Tycho Brahe, Joachim Frederick, Elector of Brandenburg, and Heo Jun. After her are Bartholomeus Spranger, Takeda Katsuyori, Charlotte of Bourbon, Dorothea of Denmark, Duchess of Brunswick-Lüneburg, Thomas Digges, and Johann Fischart. Among people deceased in 1591, Veronica Franco ranks 8Before her are Pope Innocent IX, John of the Cross, Aloysius Gonzaga, Vincenzo Galilei, Dmitry of Uglich, and Sen no Rikyū. After her are Jacobus Gallus, Christian I, Elector of Saxony, Luis de León, Jost Amman, Vespasiano I Gonzaga, and Anna of Hesse.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Veronica Franco ranks 1,155 out of 4,668Before her are Gaius Valerius Flaccus (45), Giuseppe Bertello (1942), Ludovico Carracci (1555), Titus Pomponius Atticus (-110), Marcus Claudius Marcellus (-42), and Julia Drusilla (39). After her are Giuseppe Caspar Mezzofanti (1774), Niccolò Jommelli (1714), Gioseffo Zarlino (1517), Franco Corelli (1921), Pope Leo VIII (900), and Leonardo Vinci (1690).

Among WRITERS In Italy

Among writers born in Italy, Veronica Franco ranks 84Before her are Vittoria Colonna (1490), Persius (34), Lucius Accius (-170), Elsa Morante (1912), Gaius Valerius Flaccus (45), and Titus Pomponius Atticus (-110). After her are Guido Cavalcanti (1258), Lucrezia Tornabuoni (1427), Gaius Asinius Pollio (-76), Giambattista Marino (1569), Odoric of Pordenone (1286), and Matteo Bandello (1484).