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Bracciolini, Francesco

Born: 1566 AD
Died: 1645 AD
Nationality: Italian
Categories: Poets, Satirists

1566 – Born on the 26th of November in Pistoia, Italy. He was an Italian poet.

       – At Rome he entered the service of Cardinal Maffeo Barberini, with whom he afterwards went to France.

      – After the death of Clement VIII he returned to his own country; and when his patron Barberini was elected pope, under the name of Urban VIII, Bracciolini repaired to Rome and was made secretary to the pope’s brother, Cardinal Antonio.

     – He had also the honor conferred on him of taking a surname from the arms of the Barberini family, which were bees; whence he was afterwards known by the name of Bracciolini dell Api.

1618 – There is scarcely any species of poetry, epic, dramatic, pastoral, lyric or burlesque, which Bracciolini did not attempt; but he is principally noted for his mock-heroic poem Lo Scherno degli Dei, similar but confessedly inferior to the contemporary work of Alessandro Tassoni, Secchia Rapita.

1645 – He died on the 31st of August in Italy.