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Vittoria Colonna

1490 - 1547

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Vittoria Colonna (April 1492 – 25 February 1547), marchioness of Pescara, was an Italian noblewoman and poet. As an educated, married noblewoman whose husband was in captivity, Colonna was able to develop relationships within the intellectual circles of Ischia and Naples. Her early poetry began to attract attention in the late 1510s and she ultimately became one of the most popular poets of 16th-century Italy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Vittoria Colonna has received more than 261,443 page views. Her biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Vittoria Colonna is the 977th most popular writer (down from 723rd in 2019), the 1,099th most popular biography from Italy (down from 848th in 2019) and the 78th most popular Italian Writer.

Vittoria Colonna was a poet, author, and patron of the arts. She was the daughter of Fabrizio Colonna, Duke of Paliano, and his wife, Lucrezia d'Alagno. She married Francesco II Gonzaga, Marquess of Mantua, but they had no children.

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Among writers, Vittoria Colonna ranks 977 out of 5,755Before her are Edogawa Ranpo, Gnaeus Naevius, Stephen Crane, James Brendan Connolly, Donna Leon, and Hans Jakob Christoffel von Grimmelshausen. After her are Paulinus of Nola, Henry Fielding, Danilo Kiš, Daniel Keyes, Zeami Motokiyo, and Persius.

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Among people born in 1490, Vittoria Colonna ranks 8Before her are Albert, Duke of Prussia, Charles III, Duke of Bourbon, Adrian Willaert, Olaus Magnus, Huáscar, and Albert of Brandenburg. After her are Ebussuud Efendi, Florian Geyer, Juan Ginés de Sepúlveda, Francesco Maria I della Rovere, Duke of Urbino, Françoise d'Alençon, and John III, Duke of Cleves. Among people deceased in 1547, Vittoria Colonna ranks 10Before her are Anne of Bohemia and Hungary, Sebastiano del Piombo, Pietro Bembo, Hadım Suleiman Pasha, Pier Luigi Farnese, Duke of Parma, and Saint Cajetan. After her are Marie of Luxembourg, Countess of Vendôme, Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, Philippa of Guelders, Albrecht VII, Duke of Mecklenburg, Jacopo Sadoleto, and Perino del Vaga.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Vittoria Colonna ranks 1,099 out of 4,668Before her are Totò (1898), Francesco Primaticcio (1504), Bartolus de Saxoferrato (1313), Giuliano da Sangallo (1445), Juliana of Nicomedia (285), and Gnaeus Naevius (-275). After her are Filippo Maria Visconti (1392), Ferdinando de' Medici, Grand Prince of Tuscany (1663), Felice Beato (1832), Sebastiano Venier (1496), Eleonora Duse (1858), and Frederick Francis IV, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1882).

Among WRITERS In Italy

Among writers born in Italy, Vittoria Colonna ranks 78Before her are Ibycus (-600), Gerard of Cremona (1114), Gaius Lucilius (-180), Rustichello da Pisa (1290), Quintus Tullius Cicero (-102), and Gnaeus Naevius (-275). After her are Persius (34), Lucius Accius (-170), Elsa Morante (1912), Gaius Valerius Flaccus (45), Titus Pomponius Atticus (-110), and Veronica Franco (1546).