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Copy of Francesco Petrarch
Transcript of Copy of Francesco Petrarch
Patrarch showed his humanist beliefs in his book Secretum and was then known as the Father of Humanism.
Research by: Mona,Tala,Haneen
Since then, he became very famous and started to write and publish inspirational books and sonnets about Laura and other topics. Petrarch became the first poet laureate since antiquity and was crowned on the holy grounds on Rome's Capitol.
Man has no greater enemy than himself.
Born: 20 July, 1304 in the town of Arezzo in Italy.
He moved to Incisa Pisa Avignon Montpelleir.
He studied law in Montpillier then in Bologna.
He went back to Avignon and served in the church.
In April 6, 1327, Petrarch falls in love from first sight with Laura de Noves, married to Hugues II de Sades. He wrote hundreds of poems to her which became famous and translated into so many languages.
Since then he became very famous and started to write and publish inspirational books and sonnets about Laura and other topics. Petrarch became the first poet and laureate since antiquity and was crowned on the holy grounds on Rome's Capitol.
Francesco Petrarch had two children from an unknown woman (Giovanni and Francesca) .
Giovanni died of plague.
Francesca got married and had a daughter (Eletta).
Petrarch died in Arqua on July 19, 1374 (one day before his 70th birthday). He died with a pen in his hand and Laura in his heart.
His writings influenced countless others during his lifetime, such as Boccaccio, to write his own great works, and centuries later others such as Shakespeare would study his works and copy his sonnets. He used to write his works in Latin and Roman.
Secretum (My Secret Book)