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Mantuan

(1448—1516)


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(1448–1516),

Johannes Baptista Spagnolo, a Carmelite of Mantua who wrote Latin eclogues. These had a considerable vogue in England and influenced the pastorals of Barclay and Spenser. He is the ‘good old Mantuan’ quoted by Holofernes in Love's Labour's Lost (iv. ii)

Subjects: Literature — Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).


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