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