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Petrarch, Francesco (Francesco Petrarca)

Born: 1304 AD
Died: 1374 AD, at 69 years of age.

Nationality: Italian
Categories: Poets, Scholars


1307 - Born in Arezzo on the 20th of July.

1316-1320 - He studied at Montpellier and Bologna.

1320–1326 - His father insisted he study the law.

1336 - Petrarch claimed that on the 26th of April, with his brother and two servants, he climbed to the top of Mont Ventoux.

1341 - He brought back the poet laureate tradition from antiquity, and was crowned in Rome.

1374 - Died on the 19th of July.


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