Torquato Tasso biography

Torquato Tasso

Poet, Author

1544 – 1595

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Who was Torquato Tasso?

Torquato Tasso was an Italian poet of the 16th century, best known for his poem La Gerusalemme liberata, in which he depicts a highly imaginative version of the combats between Christians and Muslims at the end of the First Crusade, during the siege of Jerusalem. He suffered from mental illness and died a few days before he was due to be crowned as the king of poets by the Pope. Until the beginning of the 20th century, Tasso remained one of the most widely read poets in Europe.

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Born
Mar 11, 1544
Sorrento
Also known as
  • 토르콰토 타소
  • Торквато Тасо
  • 托尔夸托·塔索
Parents
Siblings
Religion
  • Catholicism
Nationality
  • Italy
Profession
Education
  • University of Padua
  • University of Bologna
Died
Apr 25, 1595
Rome

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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