Petrarch entry: Overview screen.
20 July 1304
Francesco Petrarca (later known in English as Petrarch), Italian love-poet, humanist, and originator of the sonnet form, was born at Arezzo
18 July 1374
Petrarch (Francesco Petrarca), Italian poet, humanist, and originator of the sonnet, died at Arqua
in the Euganean Hills