About Petrarch

Francesco Petrarca, commonly anglicized as Petrarch, was an Italian scholar and poet in Renaissance Italy, and one of the earliest humanists. Petrarch's rediscovery of Cicero's letters is often credited for initiating the 14th-century Renaissance. Petrarch is often called the "Father of Humanism". In the 16th century, Pietro Bembo created the model... Wikipedia
July 20, 1304, Arezzo, Tuscany, Italy
July 19, 1374, Arquà Petrarca, Veneto, Italy

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