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Torquato Tasso (11 March 1544 – 25 April 1595) was an Italian poet of the 16th century, best known for his poem La Gerusalemme liberata (Jerusalem Delivered, 1580), in which he depicts a highly imaginative version of the combats between Christians and Muslims at the end of the First Crusade, during the siege of Jerusalem. He suffered from mental illness and died a few days before he was due to be crowned as the king of poets by the Pope. Until the beginning of the 19th century, Tasso remained one of the most widely read poets in Europe.. Italian poet; best known for Jerusalem Delivered


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Quote Left Any time not spent on love is wasted. Quote Right
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Quote Left None merits the name of Creator but God and the poet. Quote Right
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Quote Left Then amongst flowers and springs, Making delightful sport, Sat lovers without conflict, without flame; Quote Right
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Quote Left The world grows older and grows with the ageing yet more evil. Quote Right
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