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Torquato Tasso

Italian poet

1544   -   1595

movement: humanism, mannerism
genre: narrative poetry, dialogue, drama
language of expression: Italian
educated at: University of Padua
occupation: poet, writer, playwright, author
student of: Federico Pendasio

Torquato Tasso ( TASS-oh, also US: TAH-soh, Italian: [torˈkwaːto ˈtasso]; 11 March 1544 – 25 April 1595) was an Italian poet of the 16th century, best known for his poem Gerusalemme liberata (Jerusalem Delivered, 1581), 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. Tasso suffered from mental illness and died a few days before he was due to be crowned on the Capitoline Hill as the king of poets by the Pope. His work was widely translated and adapted, and until the beginning of the 20th century, he remained one of the most widely read poets in Europe.
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works

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Jerusalem Delivered

epic poem by the Italian poet Torquato Tasso first published in 1581; tells a mythified account of the First Crusade in which Christian knights led by Godfrey of Bouillon battle to take Jerusalem

author: Torquato Tasso

1581

Aminta

1573 play by Torquato Tasso

author: Torquato Tasso

1580

Il Re Torrismondo

tragedy by Torquato Tasso

author: Torquato Tasso

Discorsi del poema eroico

essay by Torquato Tasso

author: Torquato Tasso

1594

Gerusalemme conquistata

1593 poem written by Torquato Tasso

author: Torquato Tasso

1593

Bruchstück aus Tasso

1818 poem written by Torquato Tasso

author: Torquato Tasso

1818

Torquato Tassos befreytes Jerusalem. Sechster Gesang

1818 poem written by Torquato Tasso

author: Torquato Tasso

1818

A San Francisco de Asís

sonnet by Torquato Tasso

author: Torquato Tasso

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