Petrarch, Francesco

Petrarch, Francesco
Italian poet and humanist (1304-1374)

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  • Petrarch, Francesco — (1304–74)    Poet, Scholar and Devotional Writer.    Petrarch was educated at Montpellier and Bologna and was trained as a lawyer. However, he abandoned the law for a life of scholarship and journeyed through France, Germany and Italy, searching… …   Who’s Who in Christianity

  • Petrarch,Francesco — Pe·trarch (pēʹträrk , pĕtʹrärk ) or Pe·trar·ca (pĕ trärʹkä), Francesco. 1304 1374. Italian poet, scholar, and humanist who is famous for Canzoniere, a collection of love lyrics.   Pe·trarchʹan (pĭ trärʹkən) adj. * * * …   Universalium

  • PETRARCH, FRANCESCO —    the famous Italian lyric poet, born at Arezzo, in Tuscany, whither his father had gone when exiled with Dante from Florence; spent his youth in Avignon; intended for the profession of law, devoted his time to the study of Cicero and Virgil;… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Francesco Petrarch —     Francesco Petrarch     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Francesco Petrarch     Italian poet and humanist, b. at Arezzo, 20 July, 1304; d. at Arquá, 19 July, 1374. His father, Petracco or Petraccolo (a name which the son adopted as his cognomen,… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Petrarch — Infobox Writer name = Francesco Petrarca imagesize = 150 px caption = pseudonym = birthdate = Birth date|1304|7|20|df=yes birthplace = Arezzo deathdate = Death date and age|1374|7|19|1304|7|20|df=yes deathplace = Arquà Petrarca occupation =… …   Wikipedia

  • Francesco Nelli — of Florence was secretary to the bishop [ sl=it u= Acciaioli I sa=X oi=translate resnum=1 ct=result prev=/search%3Fq%3D%2522Angelo%2BAcciaioli%2BI%2522%26hl%3Den%26ie%3D… …   Wikipedia

  • Petrarch, Francis — (Francesco Petrarca) (1304–1374)    Petrarch is universally acknowledged as one of the greatest Italian writers, and is generally recognized as the founder of the movement that came to be known as humanism a movement that aimed to revive the… …   Encyclopedia of medieval literature

  • Petrarch — (Francesco Petrarca; 1304 1374)    Born in Arezzo, the Italian poet Petrarch was the son of an exiled Florentine notary. In 1311, his family moved to Provence, France, to benefit from the patronage of the papal court of Avignon. Petrarch remained …   Dictionary of Renaissance art

  • Petrarch — (Francesco Petrarca, 1304 1374)    Italian poet and hu manist, commonly ranked as second only to Dante among Italian poets and conventionally designated as the first humanist (more ac curately, the first humanist to gain a widespread reputation)… …   Historical Dictionary of Renaissance

  • Francesco Filelfo — (July 25, 1398 ndash; July 31, 1481), was an Italian Renaissance humanist.BiographyFilelfo was born at Tolentino, in the March of Ancona. At the time of his birth, Petrarch and the students of Florence had already brought the first act in the… …   Wikipedia

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