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Abati, Antonio

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Antonio Abati (late 16th century-1667) was an Italian poet. We know that he was born in Gubbio, but the rest of his youthful biography is very vague. Abati was a satirical poet who wrote in the Baroque style. His book of nine satires was published in 1651.
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Alamanni, Luigi

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Luigi Alamanni (sometimes spelt Alemanni) (6 March 1495 – 18 April 1556) was an Italian poet and statesman. He was regarded as a prolific and versatile poet. He was credited with introducing the epigram into Italian poetry.. Italian poet and statesman.
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Aleardi, Aleardo

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Italian poet, Aleardo Aleardi (November 14, 1812 – July 17, 1878), born Gaetano Maria, he belonged to the so-called Neo-romanticists. He was engaged in a life-long struggle against the Austrian dominion, and his patriotic poems were much admired. In 1859 he was elected deputy to Parliament for Brescia. Died Verona, 16 July, 1878.
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Alighieri, Dante

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Dante Alighieri is an Italian Florentine poet (born in Florence, Italy in 1265). His greatest work is la Divina Commedia (The Divine Comedy).
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Angelis, Milo de

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Milo De Angelis (born 1951) is an Italian language poet. He is the author of several books of poetry, as well as a volume of stories and one of essays. He has also published translations of several modern French authors and Greek classics.
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Angiolieri, Cecco

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Cecco Angiolieri (Italian pronunciation:  ['tekko ando'ljri] ; c. 1260 - c. 1312) was an Italian poet.
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Arator,

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He was an orphan, and owed his early education to
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Ariosto, Ludovico

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Ludovico Ariosto, an illustrious Italian poet, born at Reggio, in Lombardy; spent his life chiefly in Ferrara, mostly in poverty; his great work "Orlando Furioso" (q. v.), published the first edition, in 40 cantos, in 1516, and the third in 46 cantos, in 1532; the work is so called from the chief subject of it, the madness of Roland induced by the loss of his lady-love through her marriage to another (1474-1532).
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Balestrini, Nanni

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Nanni Balestrini (2 July 1935) is an Italian experimental poet, author and visual artist of the Neoavanguardia movement.
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Belli, Giuseppe Gioachino

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Giuseppe Gioachino Belli (1791-1863), Italian poet born in Rome.
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Berni, Francesco

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Francesco Berni (1497-1536), Italian poet, was born about 1497 at Lamporecchio, in Bibbiena, a district lying along the Upper Arno.
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Boccaccio, Giovanni

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Giovanni Boccaccio was an Italian author, poet, correspondent of Petrarch, and important Renaissance humanist.
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Boiardo, Matteo Maria

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Matteo Maria Boiardo was an Italian Renaissance poet.
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Boito, Arrigo

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Italian poet and musical composer, was born at Padua on the 24th of February 1842.
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Bracciolini, Francesco

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Italian poet, was born at Pistoia, of a noble family, in 1566.
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Buonarroti, Michelangelo

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Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (6 March 1475 – 18 February 1564), commonly known as Michelangelo (Italian pronunciation:  [mike'landelo] ), was an Italian sculptor, painter, architect, poet, and engineer of the High Renaissance who exerted an unparalleled influence on the development of Western art. Despite making few forays beyond the arts, his versatility in the disciplines he took up was of such a high order that he is often considered a contender for the title of the archetypal Renaissance man, along with his fellow Italian Leonardo da Vinci .
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Campana, Dino

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Dino Campana (20 August 1885 – 1 March 1932) was an Italian visionary poet. His fame rests on his only published book of poetry, the Canti orfici ("Orphic Songs"), as well as his wild and erratic personality, including his ill-fated love affair with Sibilla Aleramo. He is often seen as an Italian example of a poète maudit .
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Carducci, Giosuè

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Giosuè Alessandro Michele Carducci (27 July 1835 – 16 February 1907) was an Italian poet and teacher. He was very influential and was regarded as the official national poet of modern Italy. In 1906 he became the first Italian to win the Nobel Prize in Literature.. Italian poet and teacher
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Carifi, Roberto

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Roberto Carifi, was born in 1948 in Pistoia. He is an Italian poet, philosopher, and translator.
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Caro, Annibale

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Annibale Caro (1507-1566), Italian poet, was born at Civita Nuova, in Ancona, in 1507.
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Casti, Giovanni Battista

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Giovanni Battista Casti (1721-1803), Italian poet, was born of humble parents at Montefiascone, in the states of the church, in 1721.
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Cavalcanti, Guido

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Guido Cavalcanti (between 1250 and 1259 – August 1300 ) was an Italian poet, as well as an intellectual influence on his best friend, Dante Alighieri.
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Cavallotti, Felice

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Italian politician, poet and dramatic author, was born at Milan on the 6th of November 1842.
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Cecco d'Ascoli,

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The popular name of Francesco degli Stabili, a famous Italian encyclopaedist and poet—Cecco being the diminutive of Francesco, and Ascoli, in the marshes of Ancona, the place of the philosopher’s birth.
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Cesarotti, Melchiore

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Italian poet, was born at Padua in 1730, of a noble but impoverished family.
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Chiabrera, Gabriello

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Italian poet, sometimes called the Italian Pindar, was of patrician descent, and was born at Savona, a little town in the domain of the Genoese republic, twenty-eight years after the birth of Ronsard, with whom he has far more in common than with the great Greek whose echo he sought to make himself.
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Cigoli, Lodovico Cardi Da

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Italian painter, architect and poet, was born at Cigoli in Tuscany.
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Cino Da Pistoia,

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Italian poet and jurist, whose full name was Guittoncino de’ Sinibaldi, was born in Pistoia, of a noble family.
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Colonna, Vittoria

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Marchioness of Pescara, Italian poet, daughter of Fabrizio Colonna, grand constable of the kingdom of Naples, and of Anna da Montefeltro, was born at Marino, a fief of the Colonna family.
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Costanzo, Angelo Di

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Italian historian and poet, was born at Naples about 1507.
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Crescimbeni, Giovanni Mario

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Italian critic and poet, was born at Macerata in 1663.
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D'Annunzio, Gabriele

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Gabriele D'Annunzio or d'Annunzio was an Italian poet, journalist, novelist, dramatist, and daredevil. His role in politics is controversial due to his influence on the Italian Fascist movement and his status as the alleged forerunner of Benito Mussolini.. Italian poet journalist novelist dramatist and soldier during World War I
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Daubler, Theodor

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Theodor Däubler (17 August 1876 – 14 June 1934) was a poet and cultural critic in the German language. He was born in Trieste, then part of Austro-Hungary and has been described as "Trieste's most important German-speaking writer".
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de Pizan, Christine

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Christine de Pisan (also seen as de Pizan) (1363 – c. 1430) was a Venetian-born woman of the medieval era who strongly challenged misogyny and stereotypes prevalent in the male-dominated medieval culture. As a poet, she was well known and highly regarded in her own day.. Venetian historian poet philosopher
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dell'Aquila, Serafino

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Serafino dell'Aquila, Italian poet and improvisatore, was born in 1466 at the town of Aquila, from which he took his name, and died in the year 1500.
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Della Casa, Giovann

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Italian poet, was born at Mugillo, in Tuscany, in 1503.
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Filicaja, Vincenzo Da

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Italian poet, sprung from an ancient and noble family of Florence, was born in that city on the 30th of December 1642.
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Firenzuola, Agnolo

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Italian poet and littérateur, was born at Florence on the 28th of September 1493.
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Fogazzaro, Antonio

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Antonio Fogazzaro, Italian novelist and poet, was born at Vicenza in 1842. He was a pupil of the Abate Zanella, one of the best of the Italian poets of his day.
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Folengo, Teofilo

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Teofilo Folengo (1491-1544), otherwise known as Merlino Coccajo or Cocajo, one of the principal Italian macaronic poets, was born of noble parentage at Cipada near Mantua on the 8th of November 1491, From his infancy he showed great vivacity of mind, and a remarkable cleverness in making verses.
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Foscolo, Ugo

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Ugo Foscolo (6 February 1778 – 10 September 1827), born Niccolò Foscolo, was an Italian writer, revolutionary and poet.. Italian writer revolutionary and poet
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Fracastoro, Girolamo

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Italian physician and poet, was born at Verona in 1483.
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Franco, Veronica

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Veronica Franco (1546–1591) was an Italian poet and courtesan in 16th century Venice.. Italian poet and courtesan in 16th century Venice
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Frugoni, Carlo Innocenzio

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Italian poet, was born at Genoa on the 21st of November 1692.
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Gioacchino Belli, Giuseppe

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Giuseppe Francesco Antonio Maria Gioachino Raimondo Belli (September 7, 1791 – December 21, 1863) was an Italian poet, famous for his sonnets in Romanesco, the dialect of Rome .
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Giraldi, Giglio Gregorio

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Italian scholar and poet, was born on the 14th of June 1479, at Ferrara, where he early distinguished himself by his talents and acquirements.
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Giraldi, Giovanni Battista

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Italian novelist and poet, born at Ferrara in November 1504, was educated at the university of his native town, where in 1525 he became professor of natural philosophy, and, twelve years afterwards, succeeded Celio Calcagnini in the chair of belles-lettres.
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Giusti, Giuseppe

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Giuseppe Giusti (May 12, 1809 – May 31, 1850) was an Italian poet.. Italian poet
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Gozzano, Guido

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Guido Gustavo Gozzano (December 19, 1883 - August 9, 1916) was an Italian poet and writer .
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Graf, Arturo

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Italian poet, of German extraction, was born at Athens.
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