1434 – Born at Scandiano, the son of Giovanni di Feltrino and Lucia Strossi.
– In his teenage year he had been a successful imitator of Petrarca’s love poems.
1469 – He had received many marks of favour from Borso d’Este, duke of Ferrara, having been sent to meet Frederick III.
1471 – Visited Pope Paul II in the train of Borso.
1472 – Married Taddea Gonzaga, the daughter of the Count of Novellara.
1473 – He joined the retinue, which escorted Eleonora of Aragon.
1478 – He was invested with the governorship of Reggio.
1481-1486 – Served as Governor of Modena.
1487 – Wrote the grandiose epic poem of chivalry and romance "L’Orlando innamorato".
1494 – Matteo Maria Boiardo died on 20th of December.
1499 – Rime, another work, was nearly forgotten when English-Italian librarian Antonio Panizzi published.