Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900

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Lodovico Dolce
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Lodovico Dolce was one of the most active intellectuals in 16th-century Venice. A prolific humanist author, translator and editor, he is mainly known and remembered for his Dialogo della pittura (‘Dialogue on painting’, 1557). Not much is known about his life. He was born in 1508 or more likely 1510 into an old family that had once, but no longer, enjoyed access to the Great Council. His father di…

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Schwarz Lausten, Pia, “Lodovico Dolce”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 19 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2015

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