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Francesco Petrarch - Life Stories, Books, and Links
 
Biographical Information

Stories about Francesco Petrarch

Selected works by this author

Selected books about / related to this author

Recommended links
 
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
 
Picture of Francesco Petrarch, fourteenth century Italian renaissance poet and scholar
Francesco Petrarch
(1304 - 1374)

 
Category:  Italian Literature
 
Born:  April 1, 1304
Arezzo, Italy
 
Died:  April 18, 1374
Arqua, Padua, Italy
 
Related authors:
Dante Alighieri, Peter Abelard
 
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Francesco Petrarch - LIFE STORIES
 
 
7/19/1374     Petrarch, Laura, "Letter to Posterity"
On this day in 1374, or perhaps the day before, Petrarch died; and tomorrow is the 701st anniversary of his birth. He was a friend and contemporary of Boccaccio, and just a generation younger than Dante, but Petrarch's most formative relationship was the one he never had with "Laura." Some scholars hold that she was only an idealization, others think that she was an ancestor of the Marquis de Sade; either way, Petrarch wrote 366 enduring sonnets to her over a decade.
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SELECTED WORKS BY THIS AUTHOR
 
 
My Secret Book
journals
 
Petrarch's Lyric Poems
by Robert M. Durling (Editor), Francesco Petrarch
poetry
 
Petrarch: The Canzoniere, or Rerum vulgarium fragmenta
by Mark Musa (Translator), Francesco Petrarch
poetry
 
 
FIND BOOKS BY FRANCESCO PETRARCH AT Powell's Books
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SELECTED BOOKS ABOUT (or related to) THIS AUTHOR
 
 
Petrarch's Genius: Pentimento and Prophecy
by Marjorie O'Rourke Boyle
biography
 
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Familiar Letters
Selected letters from James Harvey Robinson's Petrarch: The First Modern Scholar and Man of Letters (1898), courtesy of the Hanover Historical Texts Project.
Francesco Petrarch and Laura de Noves
Large website offering the full electronic texts of the Canzoniere, Familiar Letters, Seniles, Secretum, Trionfi, and The Tale of Griselda. Also offers biographies of Petrarch and Laura de Noves, answers to frequently asked questions, and essays and analysis on Humanism, philosophy, love, the writer's inner struggles, nationalism, and other topics. Also offers a small selection of links, and a wonderful image gallery.
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