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  Petrarch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Petrarch and Dante are considered the fathers of the Renaissance.
Petrarch was born in Arezzo the son of a notary, and spent his early childhood in the village of Incisa, near Florence.
A son, Giovanni, was born in Avignon in 1337 and a daughter, Francesca, was born in Vaucluse in 1343.
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Petrarch remained an incurable rhetorician; and, while he stigmatized the despots in his ode to Italy and in his epistles to the emperor he accepted their hospitality.
Petrarch was entrusted with the office; and on the 8th of November he delivered a studied oration before the doge Andrea Dandolo and the great council.
Had Petrarch been born at the close of the 15th instead of at the opening of the 14th century there is no doubt that his Latinity would have been as pure, as versatile, and as pointed as that of the witty stylist of Rotterdam.
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 Petrarch's Books
Petrarch was quite well-read in the literature that he studied, to a depth unusual today, where breadth of study is more common than depth.
Petrarch's primary motivation in climbing was the challenge of scaling the peak.
Petrarch once quoted Virgil in his defense of a young peasant who was condemned to death by the lord of his manor for having premarital sex with the girl he loved in violation of the traditional
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 Petrarch - MSN Encarta
Petrarch was born Francesco Petrarca on July 20, 1304, in Arezzo.
From 1353 to 1374 Petrarch remained in Italy, in Milan, and from 1361 to 1374 in Padua (Padova), Venice, and Arquà.
Petrarch's most famous work is the collection of Italian verses, Rime in vita e morta di Madonna Laura (after 1327).
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 Petrarch Biography | Encyclopedia of World Biography
Petrarch's reputation as a man of letters and the canonries to which he was appointed at various times assured him the ease and freedom necessary for his studies and writing.
In the meantime, Pope Clement VI was soliciting Petrarch's return to Avignon, and Florence sent Boccaccio with a letter of invitation promising Petrarch a professorship at the university and the restitution of his father's property.
Petrarch died on the night of July 18/19, 1374, and he was ceremonially buried beside the church of Arquà;.
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 Francesco Petrarca
Petrarch spent much of his early life in Avignon, was educated in Montpellier and Bologna, but returned to work in various clerical offices in Avignon when his father died in 1326.
Petrarch's best work was inspired by young love — of an unidentified Laura, met in Avignon on 6th April 1327 and immortalised long after her death from plague in 1348.
Petrarch introduced the catalogue of physical perfections and the extended metaphors that sees eyes as windows to the soul, etc., which feature so prominently in 300 years of Renaissance poetry, and which are only outdone (in range and ingenuity) by medieval Islamic poetry.
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 Petrarch - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Petrarch spent much of his early life at Avignon and nearby Carpentras, where his family moved to follow Pope Clement V who moved there in 1309 to begin the Avignon Papacy.
Therefore April 26, 1336 is regarded as the "birthday of alpinism", and Petrarch as the "father of alpinism".
Petrarch is traditionally called the father of the Renaissance, he inspired humanist philosophy which led to the intellectual flowering of the Renaissance.
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Petrarch was retired to stud at the Hampton Court Stud, joining Springfield among the stallions in residence there.
Petrarch's son THE LOMBARD, out of the Sterling mare Wealth, was a foal of 1892 and counted the Rous Memorial Stakes as his major racecourse accomplishment and was a sire in Hungary.
Petrarch was sold to French interests after the end of the 1893 breeding season, and spent a few years in there prior to his death before the close of the century.
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 Petrarch: The German Connection   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Petrarch prays, begs, implores the emperor to undertake actions "for the honor of the Empire, for the salvation of Italy, for the consolation of the city of Rome, thy utterly abandoned bride," etc. We know nothing of a response on the part of Charles.
Petrarch responded on 23 May 1358 with a splendid letter congratulating the empress and consoling her for the birth of a daughter with a catalogue of famous women: Minerva, mistress of the arts among the ancient Romans; Isis who first gave the Egyptians letters; Sappho.
Petrarch's views on the position of history with rhetoric and poetry in humane letters clearly moved Charles to assign the composition of a history of his kingdom to a renowned Italian traveller, Johannes of Marignola, and perhaps also moved him to compose his own biography.
www.duke.edu /~frankbo/pdf/petrgercx.htm   (5146 words)

 AllRefer.com - Petrarch (Italian Literature, Biography) - Encyclopedia
Petrarch's friendship with the republican Cola di Rienzi inspired the famous ode Italia mia.
In 1348 both Laura and Colonna died of the plague, and in the next years Petrarch devoted himself to the cause of Italian unification, pleaded for the return of the papacy to Rome, and served the Visconti of Milan.
Petrarch had less pride in the "vulgar tongue" than in Latin, which he had mastered as a living language.
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Petrarch spent much of his early life at Avignon, where Pope Clement V had moved in 1309, and in Carpentras, a little town east of Avignon.
Petrarch was regarded as the greatest scholar of his age, who combined interest in classical culture and Christianity and left deep influence on literature throughout Western Europe.
Petrarch was known as a devoted student of antiquity, who had a passion for finding and commenting on the works of the ancients.
www.kirjasto.sci.fi /petrarca.htm   (1140 words)

 Guardian Unlimited Books | News | Petrarch - the poet who lost his head
Death has put both beyond the reach of indictment, but if Petrarch's skull were to be traced as a result of the latest discovery it could lead to charges of receiving stolen goods, an offence for which, under Italian law, there is no statute of limitations.
One of the main reasons for picking over Petrarch's remains was to reconstruct his face and create a definitive portrait in time for the 700th anniversary of the poet's birth on July 20.
Petrarch has been quite as much troubled in death as he was in life.
books.guardian.co.uk /news/articles/0,6109,1186654,00.html   (897 words)

 Francesco Petrarch - Father of Humanism
Petrarch spent a great deal of his life in foreign lands and often wrote on how life itself was a journey, an all to common theme in today's literature, but one which was not fully explored before Petrarch's time.
Petrarch would spend a considerable amount of time in these collections, rewriting letters and sometimes composing new ones on the fly.
Petrarch lived through the harshest bouts of the plague and lost nearly everyone he knew to it.
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 Francesco Petrarch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Born of an exiled Florentine family in 1304, Petrarch was urged by his bourgeois father to study law.
Petrarch came upon the works of Cicero in the course of his reading and was led to a passion for all the classics.
His irrepressible pursuit of fame culminated in a spectacular ceremony in Rome in 1341, and he was crowned with a laurel wreath as the foremost poet and scholar of his time and thus becoming the first poet laureate of modern times.
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 HOASM: Petrarch
Petrarch is credited with having given the Renaissance its name.
Petrarch was born in Arezzo to a notary and his wife, and spent his early childhood in the village of Incisa, near Florence.
Among Petrarch's Latin works are De Viris Illustribus, the dialogue Secretum, a debate with St. Augustine, Rerum Memorandarum Libri, an incomplete treatise on the cardinal virtues, De Remediis Utriusque Fortunae, his most popular Latin prose work, Itinerarium, a guide book to the Holy Land, and De Sui Ipsius Et Multorum Ignorantia, against Aristotelians.
www.hoasm.org /IIIA/Petrarch.html   (719 words)

 About Petrarch
Petrarch is most readily remembered as a lyric poet, the author of 366 poems collected in his Canzoniere or song book.
Petrarch’s other major collection of poetry, the Trionfi, takes the poet from his intense worldly love for Laura, joined by loves and lovers throughout the ages, to the contemplation of the successive victories of Love, Chastity, Death, Fame, Time, and Eternity.
Petrarch’s library was intended to become the first public library in the western world.
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 Study Sheet: Petrarch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Petrarch studied classical Latin with great care and became a renowned scholar of the language (as well as of ancient Greek).
Petrarch was appalled (as, to a lesser extent, Dante had been before him) that writers no longer aspired to the kind of grand, ambitious writing to which Virgil had aspired.
Petrarch was familiar with the courtly love tradition, and the Rime Sparse are a series of poems (mostly sonnets) that clearly build on that tradition.
gsteinbe.intrasun.tcnj.edu /tcnj/worldlit/petrarch.htm   (608 words)

 Petrarch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Petrarch lived in the vicinity of Avignon, where the papacy had moved at the beginning of the century (more about that later in the semester).
Petrarch, likewise, felt himself to be held back by his own love of worldly praise on the one hand and by his overwhelming love for a young woman named Laura, who died in the plague of 1348.
Petrarch himself saw Cicero as a figure with whom, like Augustine, he identified personally, even though Cicero lived and died in the first century B.C. Petrarch also revolted against scholasticism, the form of learning that was dominant at that time.
www.stolaf.edu /people/carringt/30-217/Petrarch.htm   (811 words)

At his new home, Petrarch accumulated a library of classic authors and was taught grammar and logic by Convennole da Prato, between 1315 and 1319.
Petrarch revived, after a lapse of 1,000 years, recognition that a poet and intellectual was an important member of society.
Petrarch was understandably outraged by the neglect and misuse of ancient manuscripts.
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 Petrarch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Petrarch spent much of his early life at Avignon and nearby Carpentras, where his family moved to follow Pope Clement V who moved there in 1309 during the papal schism.
Petrarch was a highly introspective man, and many of his own internal conflicts, such as the relative place of the active life and the contemplative life, would be seized upon by Renaissance humanist philosophers and argued continually for the next two hundred years.
Petrarch and Laura Wonderful multi-lingual site including many translated Works (letters, poems, books) in the public domain and biography, pictures, music.
petrarch.iqnaut.net   (1287 words)

 Middle Ages :: Petrarch
Francesco Petrarch was born in Arezzo the son of a notary, and spent his early childhood in the village of Incisa, near Florence.
Petrarch spent much of his early life at Avignon, where his family moved to follow Pope Clement V who moved there in 1309 during a papal schism, and nearby
When his father died in 1326, Petrarch returned to Avignon, where he worked in different clerical offices.
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Petrarch and Boccaccio spent many hours discussing their famous predecessor and although Boccaccio never seemed to resent the unassailable fame of Dante, Petrarch was annoyed by the idea that the greatest Italian poet was named Dante and not Petrarch.
In 1312, Petrarch's father took the family to France to live in the city of Avignon where the Papal court was located temporarily (temporarily for about sixty years!) while French popes dallied in the Provence sun and delayed their return to Rome.
It gave him a whole new culture, a new language, to add to his native Tuscan roots and this cultural melting pot produced a complex and tension-filled set of loyalties that ultimately provided him with insights that were at the heart of his totally unique cultural vision that he formed in his writings.
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 Dante, Marsilius, and Petrarch by Sanderson Beck
In 1341 Petrarch was crowned Poet Laureate by Robert of Naples on the Capitoline hill in Rome.
Petrarch spent much of his life studying and writing at his retreat in Vaucluse near Avignon, and even this place was once plundered and burned.
Petrarch wrote Carrara that the first quality of a good leader should be friendship to the good citizens, though one must terrify the evil ones to be a friend of justice.
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In spite of the magnitude of Petrarch's composition in Latin and the stress which he put upon it himself, his abiding fame is based upon his Italian verse, and this forms two notable compilations, the "Trionfi" and the "Canzoniere".
In the strictly amorous part of the "Canzoniere", Petrarch sings of his lady living and dead, and, reviving in his psychological manner the methods of the earlier dolce stil nuovo School, particularly reflects the spirit of Cino da Pistoia.
But all is not imitation on the part of his Muse; his inner man is expressed in even greater degree than the literary formalism which he owed to his predecessors of the thirteenth and the early fourteenth century.
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