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Ludovico Ariosto
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One of the major poets of the Italian Renaissance, Ludovico Ariosto was born in 1474 in Reggio Emilia to Niccolò Ariosto (an employee of Ercole I d’Este) and Daria Malaguzzi Valeri. In 1484, the family moved to Ferrara, where, following the wishes of his father, Ludovico studied law at the local university from 1489 to 1494. Afterwards, unwilling to pursue a legal caree…

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Pavlova, Maria, “Ludovico Ariosto”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 13 July 2020 <>
First published online: 2015

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