Baldassarre Olimpo Degli Alessandri

(c. 1486—1540)

Quick Reference

(c. 1486–c. 1540).

Friar from Sassoferrato and poetic improviser, whose work mixes the stilted forms of 16th-c. Petrarchism with themes, metres, and imagery drawn from popular literature. His books were among the best-sellers published in Venice between 1520 and 1530.


Subjects: Literature.

Reference entries