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Torquato Tasso
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Torquato Tasso is recognised as one of the greatest poets of the Italian Renaissance. His most celebrated work is the heroic poem Gerusalemme liberata (1581), in which he narrates the siege and conquest of Jerusalem during the First Crusade.

The son of the prominent poet Bernardo Tasso (1493-1569) and Porzia de’ Rossi (ca. 1515-56), Torquato (or Tassino as he was known then) was born in Sorrento in 1544. As…

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Pavlova, Maria, “Torquato Tasso”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 17 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2015

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