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date: 25 November 2020

Tasso, Torquato (1544–95) Italian poet and playwright, 

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The Oxford Companion to English Literature
Author(s):
Dinah BirchDinah Birch

son of Bernardo Tasso (author of an epic on *Amadis of Gaul). He was born at Sorrento and spent many years at the court of Ferrara. He was from early life in constant terror of persecution and adverse criticism, and his conduct at Ferrara was such as to make it necessary for the duke, Alphonso II of ... ...

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