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Accademia delle Arti del Disegno

Accademia delle Arti del Disegno  

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As Grand Duke of Florence, Cosimo I de' Medici saw the potential use of art for politics, and gave his official approval to the proposal for an academy to provide ...
Acciaiuoli

Acciaiuoli  

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Leading Florentine mercantile and banking family during the 14th and 15th c., who assumed a major role in the republic's political life, beginning with the support of the signoria of ...
Adolfo Bartoli

Adolfo Bartoli  

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(1833–94).Important member of the Florentine school of Positivist literary critics and scholars, and a pioneering researcher into the origins of Italian literature. His major work is an unfinished ...
Adriano De' Rossi

Adriano De' Rossi  

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(mid-14th c.).Florentine friend and colleague of Antonio Pucci. He wrote a set of glosses on Boccaccio's Teseida.[Steven Botterill]
Adriano Politi

Adriano Politi  

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(1542–1625).Sienese nobleman known for his Dittionario toscano, published in 1613–14, and for his place in the questione della lingua. Like Beni and Tassoni, he was inspired to contribute to ...
Agnolo Bronzino

Agnolo Bronzino  

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(b Monticelli, nr. Florence, 17 Nov. 1503; d Florence, 23 Nov. 1572).Florentine Mannerist painter, the pupil of Pontormo, who virtually adopted him as a son and introduced his portrait as a child ...
Agnolo Firenzuola

Agnolo Firenzuola  

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(1493–1543),Italian author, a native of Florence who studied law, became a Vallombrosan monk (1517), and was released from his monastic vows by papal dispensation in 1526. In 1534 he ...
Agnolo Pandolfini

Agnolo Pandolfini  

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(1360–1446),from a Florentine family first prominent in the 14th c., was a leading Medici partisan. An amateur Latinist whose learning was praised by Leon Battista Alberti and Vespasiano da ...
Agnolo Torini

Agnolo Torini  

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(c.1315–98).Florentine layman and clothworker, who was also a poet and the author of two religious prose treatises: Brieve collezione della miseria della umana condizione (based on Innocent III's De ...
Alamanno Zanobi Rinuccini

Alamanno Zanobi Rinuccini  

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(1426–99).Humanist and member of a Florentine family first prominent in the 14th c. He himself gained a second-rank political position under Cosimo de' Medici. Siding with the anti-Mediceans in ...
Alberto Carocci

Alberto Carocci  

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(1904–72).Novelist and poet, best known as a founder and editor of literary journals, particularly in 1930s Florence. He was principally responsible for Solaria (1926–35). On its closure by the ...
Aldo Palazzeschi

Aldo Palazzeschi  

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(1885–1974).Florentine poet and novelist who made distinctively whimsical and ironic contributions to crepuscolarismo and Futurism. His privately published early poetry reworks symbolist and ...
Aleardo Aleardi

Aleardo Aleardi  

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(1812–78).One of the most popular poets of the 19th c., along with his friend Giovanni Prati, whom he met at the University of Padua, where he graduated in law. ...
Alessandra Macinghi Strozzi

Alessandra Macinghi Strozzi  

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(1408–71).Wife of Matteo Strozzi, a member of the patrician Florentine family. Her extensive correspondence with her exiled sons, written in fresh and vivid Tuscan, is one of the earliest ...
Alessandro Adimari

Alessandro Adimari  

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(1579–1649).Florentine patrician who studied classical literature, was secretary of the Accademia Fiorentina [see Academies], and held minor government offices. In his verse he practised both ...
Alessandro Bonsanti

Alessandro Bonsanti  

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(1904–84).Florentine writer, who edited Solaria with Alberto Carocci from 1930 to 1933, and in 1937 founded Letteratura. He succeeded Montale as director of the Vieusseux library in 1938, and ...
Alessandro Braccesi

Alessandro Braccesi  

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(1445–1503).Florentine poet, who was a notary from 1467 until his death, though he also served on important diplomatic missions and as secretary of the Florentine signoria. He put together ...
Alessandro Parronchi

Alessandro Parronchi  

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(1914– ).Florentine art critic and poet. One of the younger Florentine hermetic poets, he published his first collection, I giorni visibili, in 1941. His poetry as a whole, anthologized in ...
Alessandro Poerio

Alessandro Poerio  

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(1802–48).Neapolitan poet and patriot, who spent much of his life in exile (partly in Florence) and died of wounds during the revolution of 1848 in Venice. He translated works ...
Alessandro Striggio

Alessandro Striggio  

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(b Mantua, 1535; d Mantua, 1592).It. composer. Prin. composer at court of Medicis in Florence in 1560s, writing intermedi for ceremonial occasions. Visited Eng. as political emissary 1567. Wrote ...

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