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Baldassare Castiglione

Summary: Baldassare Castiglione, Italian writer and a diplomat, was a great man and a big influence in the Italian Renaissance. He is compared to the masters of literature such as William Shakespeare and Montaigne. His masterpiece, The Book of Courtier was successful in Italy and parts of Europe after its publication in 1528. By 1600, it was translated into almost every European language including Latin.
Baldassare Castiglione, Italian writer and a diplomat, was a great man and a big influence in the Italian Renaissance. He is compared to the masters of literature such as William Shakespeare and Montaigne. His masterpiece, The Book of Courtier was successful in Italy and parts of Europe after its publication in 1528. By 1600, it was translated into almost every European language including Latin.

Castiglione was born to a wealthy family in Mantua, Italy on

November 6, 1478. His father Christoforo Castiglione was a professional soldier of the marquis of Mantua. His mother's name was Alosia Gonzaga who was related to the ruling family of Mantua. Baldassare received humanist education in Milan at the school of Girgio Merula and Demetrius Calcondyles. He also practiced the court of Ludovico il Moro where he pleased everyone with his good manners and excellence in athletics, letters, music and art. After his father's death in 1499, he...

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