Ludovico Ariosto

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1474 – 1533

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Who was Ludovico Ariosto?

Ludovico Ariosto was an Italian poet. He is best known as the author of the romance epic Orlando Furioso. The poem, a continuation of Matteo Maria Boiardo's Orlando Innamorato, describes the adventures of Charlemagne, Orlando, and the Franks as they battle against the Saracens with diversions into many sideplots. Ariosto composed the poem in the ottava rima rhyme scheme and introduced narrative commentary throughout the work.

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Born
Sep 8, 1474
Reggio Emilia
Also known as
  • Lodovico Ariosto
  • Arioste
  • Ariosto
Parents
Religion
  • Catholicism
Nationality
  • Italy
Profession
Education
  • University of Ferrara
Lived in
  • Emilia-Romagna
  • Reggio Emilia
Died
Jul 6, 1533
Ferrara

Submitted
on July 23, 2013