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Castiglione, Baldassare, Conte (Baldassare)

Born: 1478 AD
Died: 1529 AD, at 50 years of age.

Nationality: Unknown
Categories: Authors


1478 - He was born on the 6th of December in Casatico, near Mantua (Italy).

         - Castiglione was educated at the humanist school of Giorgio Merula and Demetrius Chalcondyles, and at the court of Ludovico Sforza in Milan.

1499 -  He returned to Mantua to enter the service of the marquis.

1513 - Francesco Gonzaga Castiglione was sent to Rome as ambassador of the new duke of Urbino, Francesco Maria della Rovere, and later entered papal service.

1525 - Castiglione was posted to Spain as papal nuncio (ambassador) and apparently impressed Emperor Charles V as a perfect gentleman.

1529 - He died on the 2nd of February in Toledo (Spain).Italian author, courtier, and politician



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