Tag: diplomat

Ludovico Sforza (Ludovico il Moro)

(1452–1508) Ludovico Maria Sforza, called Ludovico il Moro Duke of Bari (1479–1499) Duke of Milan (1494–1499) Lord of Genova (1494–1499) Works commissioned by him: Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) L’Ultima Cena 1498 Santa Maria delle Grazie, Milano     Perugino (c.1446-1523) L’Arcangelo Michele c.1496–1500…

Paolo Malatesta

(c.1246–1285) Paolo Malatesta, called “il Bello” (the Beautiful) Count of Ghiaggiolo (1269–1285) Paolo Malatesta in Literature: • Alighieri, Dante (1265-1321): Divina Commedia (Italian) Paolo Malatesta in Art: Ingres, Jean Auguste Dominique (1780-1867) Paolo et Francesca 1814 Musée Condé, Chantilly     Ingres, Jean Auguste Dominique (1780-1867) Francesca…

Ludovico Ariosto

(1474–1533) Works: • Lettere di Lodovico Ariosto (Italian) • Orlando Furioso (English) • Orlando Furioso (Italian) • Orlando Furioso, Tomo I (Spanish) • Orlando Furioso, Tomo II (Spanish) • Rinaldo ardito: Frammenti inediti pubblicati sul manoscritto originale (Italian) Ariosto in…

Niccolò Machiavelli

(1469–1527) Niccolò di Bernardo dei Machiavelli Works: • Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius (English) • History of Florence and of the Affairs of Italy (English) • La mandragola, La Clizia, Belfagor (Italian) • Machiavelli, Volume I (English)…

Geoffrey Chaucer

(c.1343–1400) Works: • Chaucer for Children: A Golden Key (English) • Chaucer’s Translation of Boethius’s “De Consolatione Philosophiae” (English) • Chaucer’s Works, Volume 1 (English) • Chaucer’s Works, Volume 2 (English) • Chaucer’s Works, Volume 3 (English) • Chaucer’s Works,…

Peter Paul Rubens

(1577–1640) Sir Peter Paul Rubens The artist’s works: Portrait of a Man 1597 Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Lamentation over the Dead Christ 1601–1602 Galleria Borghese, Roma Portrait of a Young Woman with a Rosary c.1609–1610 Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid The Honeysuckle Bower…

Giovanni Boccaccio

(1313–1375) Works: • Alcesto e Acaten (Italian) • Amorosa visione (1342-1343) • Canto di Ameto (Italian) • Corbaccio (1354) • De mulieribus claris (1361) • Decameron (Italian) ◊ De Decamerone van Boccaccio (Dutch) ◊ Novelleja Decameronesta (Finnish) ◊ The Decameron…

Jean Giraudoux

(1882–1944) Hippolyte Jean Giraudoux Works: • Amica America (French) • L’École des indifférents (French) • Elpénor (French) • Suzanne et le Pacifique (French) Filmography as Writer: The Madwoman of Chaillot 1969 Director: Bryan Forbes Starring: Katharine Hepburn, Charles Boyer  …

Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais

(1732–1799) Works: • L’autre Tartuffe, ou La mère coupable (French) • Le barbier de Séville (French) • La Folle Journée ou le Mariage de Figaro (French) • Sevillan parturi eli Turha varovaisuus (Finnish) Beaumarchais in Film: Beaumarchais, l’insolent 1996 Director: Édouard…

Giacomo Casanova

(1725–1798) Giacomo Girolamo Casanova Jacques, Chevalier de Seingalt Works: • The Memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt (English) Filmography as Writer: Il Casanova di Federico Fellini 1976 Director: Federico Fellini Starring: Donald Sutherland, Tina Aumont     Casanova in Film: La nuit de…