Pietro Aretino

1492 - 1556

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country of citizenship:  Republic of Venice
languages spoken, written or signed:  Italian

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. Owing to his communications and sympathies with religious reformers, he is considered to have been a Nicodemite Protestant. Source: Wikipedia (en)

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