Petrarch (Francesco Petrarca) (1304-1374)

Death: 19th July 1374
Location: Piazza Petrarca, 
Arquà Petrarca, Veneto, Italy
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Italian scholar, poet and one of the earliest Renaissance humanists. He is credited with the development of the sonnet. Although he wrote mainly in Latin he is best known for his Italian poetry, notably the Canzoniere.