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    Petrarch was born in the Tuscan city of Arezzo on 20 July 1304. He was the son of Ser Petracco and his wife Eletta Canigiani. His given name was Francesco Petracco, which was Latinized to Petrarca. Petrarch's younger brother was born in Incisa in Val d'Arno in 1307. Dante Alighieri was a friend of his father.

  2. Petrarch, Italian in full Francesco Petrarca, (born July 20, 1304, Arezzo, Tuscany [Italy]—died July 18/19, 1374, Arquà, near Padua, Carrara), Italian scholar, poet, and humanist whose poems addressed to Laura, an idealized beloved, contributed to the Renaissance flowering of lyric poetry. Petrarch’s inquiring mind and love of Classical authors led him to travel, visiting men of learning ...

    • Early Life
    • Public Life
    • Retreat Into Scholarship
    • Romantic Poetry
    • Other Major Works
    • Influence on The Renaissance

    Petrarch was born in Arezzo, Italy on 20 July 1304 CE to parents who were exiles from the city of Florence. Around 1311 CE the family moved again, this time to Avignon in southern France, home of the now-exiled popes. His father was a notary and so Petrarch, too, studied law, first in Montpellier in France in 1316 CE and then back in Italy in Bolog...

    In his search for more meaningful employment, Petrarch shifted about various courts of French and Italian city-states, notably those at Naples, Padua, and Milan. He also travelled for scholarly purposes, visiting men of learning and monastery libraries in France, Flanders, and the Rhineland. Throughout, he maintained a property in the hills of Vauc...

    Petrarch seems to have adopted Cicero's approach to life, the Roman scholar whose works he rediscovered as he searched Europe's libraries for ancient texts. This approach was otium cum dignitate or 'leisure spent properly', that is, a man of learning should find the right balance between a fully active public life and a reclusive private life devot...

    Petrarch's interest in classical literature was reflected in his own Latin verse and sonnets. His earliest poems, written while he was a law student, were on the theme of the death of his mother. Petrarch's most famous work is his collection of poems written on the theme of love for an unattainable woman called 'Laura', his Canzoniere (Sonnets). Th...

    Petrarch wrote many works, mostly in Latin, in a long writing career and here below only some of his most important are considered. He edited the most complete version yet of the History of Rome by the Roman author Livy (59 BCE - 17 CE). Petrarch covered history himself when he composed an epic poem on the Second Punic War (218-201 BCE) between Rom...

    The consideration of themes like virtue in civic life, his study of ancient texts, the rediscovery of lost ancient manuscripts, and his rejection of scholasticism are all reasons why Petrarch is considered one of the early founders of the Renaissance movement. During the early Renaissance, looking back at antiquity for inspiration was considered th...

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  3. Apr 02, 2014 · Petrarch was a poet and scholar whose humanist philosophy set the stage for the Renaissance. He is also considered one of the fathers of the modern Italian language.

  4. Petrarch. 1304–1374. Photo by Leemage/Corbis via Getty Images. Francesco Petrarch was born in 1304 in Arezzo, Italy, though he spent most of his childhood living around Florence, Tuscany, and Avignon. After briefly studying law in Bologna in 1320, Petrarch decided to abandon the field, against his father’s wishes, to begin studying the ...

  5. Petrarch , Italian Francesco Petrarca, (born July 20, 1304, Arezzo, Tuscany—died July 18/19, 1374, Arquà, near Padua, Carrara), Italian scholar, poet, and humanist. After 1326 he abandoned the study of law for his true interests, literature and the religious life. He took minor ecclesiastical orders and moved to Avignon, where in 1327 he ...

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