Standard Name: Petrarch
Birth Name: Francesco Petrarca
Nickname: Petrarch


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Cultural formation Christina Rossetti
She came of fully Italian blood on her father's side, and half-Italian, half-English on her mother's. In a piece on Petrarch , she claimed that family documents proved her descent from his muse, Laura...
Dedications Susannah Dobson
SD dated the dedication of The Life of Petrarch to Soame Jenyns ; the book was published the same year.
Sade, Jacques François Paul Aldonce de. The Life of Petrarch. Translator Dobson, Susannah, James Buckland.
Dedications Susannah Dobson
SD dated the dedication of her translation Petrarch 's View of Human Life to Andrew Stuart ; the book was published in 1791.
Petrarch,. Petrarch’s View of Human Life. Translator Dobson, Susannah, J. Stockdale.
Education Edmund Spenser
ES attended Merchant Taylors' School (which had been founded in 1561). His first publication (translations from Petrarch and Du Bellay ) appeared in print (with another translation) before he entered university.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray et al., editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Family and Intimate relationships Lady Mary Walker
Foscolo read Petrarch and Sterne together with Hamilton's daughter Sophia. Then he seduced her, and went back to Italy leaving her pregnant. The baby was called Mary after her grandmother, and stayed with Lady Mary...
Friends, Associates Giovanni Boccaccio
He became a close friend of his fellow-poet Petrarch in 1350, and remained so for the rest of Petrarch's life.
Drabble, Margaret, editor. The Oxford Companion to English Literature. Oxford University Press.
Each has been called the earliest humanist, because of their knowledge of ancient Greek.
“The Catholic Encyclopedia”. New Advent.
Intertextuality and Influence Eleanor Sleath
The story opens in the year 1605 in a cottage near the Jura Mountains. Later scenes set in Salzburg convinced Devendra P. Varma that Sleath was personally acquainted with that city.
Varma, Devendra P., and Eliza Parsons. “Introduction”. Castle of Wolfenbach, Folio Press, p. xiii - xxiv.
Julie de...
Intertextuality and Influence Christina Rossetti
Her early work and the passages she copied into her mother's commonplace-book show the influence of Tennyson and Wordsworth ; she also acknowledged the impact of Gray and Crabbe , and wrote several poems inspired...
Intertextuality and Influence Eleanor Sleath
The story is set in a Scottish border castle in the reign of Henry VII . ES again quotes learnedly: Ariosto and Petrarch in the original Italian, and Horace in Latin. The widowed Gertrude Baroness...
Intertextuality and Influence Anne Francis
AF writes in the style of mid-century poets Gray and especially Collins , whose names she specifically invokes and whose words she echoes, along with classics of the past like Petrarch . She records an...
Intertextuality and Influence Elizabeth Sarah Gooch
ESG quotes a stanza from Burns 's A Prayer in the Prospect of Death on her title-page, and says she can offer her reader no ghosts or artificial terrors.
Gooch, Elizabeth Sarah. Fancied Events. George Cawthorn.
1: iv
She takes up...
Intertextuality and Influence Christina Rossetti
The most highly-regarded piece in this collection is Monna Innominata: A Sonnet of Sonnets (whose title means that it has as many poems as a sonnet has of lines). CR 's preface to this sequence...
Intertextuality and Influence Charlotte Smith
CS 's original poems express her deeply unhappy feelings. With them she included translations from Petrarch and (in verse) of passages from Goethe 's Werther. She added notes to the translations.
Intertextuality and Influence Georgiana Chatterton
She headed her chapters with quotations which draw on European as well as English literature: Petrarch , Byron , Germaine de Staël . In its early stages the book may read like a courtship novel...
Intertextuality and Influence Christopher St John
This thinly disguised autobiographical fiction (both roman à clef and bildungsroman) depicts a lesbian or invert relationship at a time when public attention to unorthodox sexual relationships (following such attention by sexologists), was on the...


1349: Francesco Petrarca (Petrarch), Italian father...

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Francesco Petrarca (Petrarch ), Italian father of the sonnet, circulated in manuscript his Canzoniere or Rime sparse or Rerum Vulgarium Fragmenta, which include his most famous love poems to Laura (who, he wrote, had recently died).

1776: Maria Maddelena Morelli, or Corilla Olimpica,...

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Maria Maddelena Morelli , or Corilla Olimpica, a member of the Italian Accademia degli Arcadi , was crowned on the Capitoline Hill in Rome (as Petrarch had been before her).


Petrarch,. Petrarch’s View of Human Life. Translator Dobson, Susannah, J. Stockdale, 1791.
Petrarch,. The Sonnets, Triumphs, and Other Poems of Petrarch. G. Bell and Sons, 1879.
Hume, Anna, and Petrarch. The Triumphs of Love: Chastitie: Death: Translated out of Petrarch. 1644.