Jacopo Sannazaro

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Birthday
28, 1458
Birthplace
Italy
Death Date
Aug 6, 1530 (72)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
28, 1458
Birthplace
Italy
Death Date
Aug 6, 1530 (72)

About

Naples-born poet and humanist best known for a late fifteenth-century pastoral masterpiece entitled Arcadia. His other works include De Morte Christi Lamentatio and Salices.

Before Fame

He took on the pen name of Actius Syncerus early in his career.

Trivia

His portrait was painted by the renowned artist Titian.

Family Life

He was the son of Italian nobility and was raised in rural Nocera Inferiore.

Associated With

He and Pietro Metastasio were both Italian poets.

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