PetrarchFrancesco Petrarca (; 20 July 1304 – 18/19 July 1374), commonly anglicized as Petrarch (), was a scholar and poet of early Renaissance Italy, and one of the earliest humanists.
Petrarch's rediscovery of Cicero's letters is often credited with initiating the 14th-century Italian Renaissance and the founding of Renaissance humanism. In the 16th century, Pietro Bembo created the model for the modern Italian language based on Petrarch's works, as well as those of Giovanni Boccaccio, and, to a lesser extent, Dante Alighieri. Petrarch was later endorsed as a model for Italian style by the .
Petrarch's sonnets were admired and imitated throughout Europe during the Renaissance and became a model for lyrical poetry. He is also known for being the first to develop the concept of the "Dark Ages". Provided by Wikipedia
Francesco Petrarca's Brief an Kaiser Karl IV. über das österreichische Privilegium vom Jahre 1058 / Francesco Petrarca. Von Albert Jäger
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Africa / Kommentarbd. / Francesco Petrarca. Hrsg., übers. und mit einem Nachw. von Bernhard Huss ...
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Superior document: Studi e testi / Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana 195