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Italian author, playwright, poet, satirist, and blackmailerwd:Q296272
country of citizenship:
Republic of Venice
language of expression: Italian
occupation: poet, writer, playwright, journalist
Pietro Aretino (US: , Italian: [ˈpjɛːtro areˈtiːno]; 19 or 20 April 1492 – 21 October 1556) was an Italian author, playwright, poet, satirist and blackmailer, who wielded influence on contemporary art and politics. He was one of the most influential writers of his time and an outspoken critic of the powerful.
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