Petrarch

Italian (Florentine) School; Petrarch (1304-1374) (Francesco Petrarca); National Trust, Blickling Hall; http://www.artuk.org/artworks/petrarch-13041374-francesco-petrarca-171103

Petrarch, the famous poet and father of the Renaissance, was born on July 20, 1304 in the city of Arezzo, Tuscany, as Francensco Petracco (Petrarca) to Ser Petracco and Eletta Canigaini. He had one brother, Gherardo, whom he was particularly close to as they studied and traveled together along with his closest friend, Giovanni Boccaccio.… Continue reading Petrarch