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Boiardo, Matteo Maria (Conte di Scandiano)

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Born: 1434 AD
Died: 1494 AD, at 60 years of age.

Nationality: Italian
Categories: Poets

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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.


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