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Baldassar (Baldassare, Baldassarre) Castiglione

Date of Birth: 6 December 1478

Place of Birth: Casatico, Mantua

Date of Death: 8 February 1529

Place of Death: Toledo


Baldassar Castiglione was born in 1478 in Casatico near Mantua, to Cristoforo Castiglione, a man-at-arms of the Gonzagas, and Luigia (vel Aloisa) Gonzaga. He studied Greek and Latin in Milan under the guidance of the humanists Gior…

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Krystyna Starczewska, Katarzyna, “Castiglione”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 27 February 2020 <>
First published online: 2015

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