Who is Torquato Tasso?

  • (noun): Italian poet who wrote an epic poem about the capture of Jerusalem during the First Crusade (1544-1595).
    Synonyms: Tasso

Torquato Tasso

Torquato Tasso (11 March 1544 – 25 April 1595) was an Italian poet of the 16th century, best known for his poem La Gerusalemme liberata (Jerusalem Delivered, 1580), in which he depicts a highly imaginative version of the combats between Christians and Muslims at the end of the First Crusade, during the siege of Jerusalem. He suffered from mental illness and died a few days before he was due to be crowned as the king of poets by the Pope. Until the beginning of the 19th century, Tasso remained one of the most widely read poets in Europe.

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List Of Compositions By Carl Czerny - By Opus Number
448, Caprice et variations brillantes sur le thême Versàr potrà le lagrime de l'opéra Torquato Tasso de Donizetti (at the Hague) Op. 532, Fantasie Expressive on 'Torquato Tasso' Op ... Defilier-Marsch Mädele, ruck, ruck, ruck Die schönsten Augen (Stigelli) Torquato Tasso An Alexis (Himmel) Barcarolle vénitienne Les Yeux bleus (Arnaud) Polka (Strauss ...
Torquato Tasso (opera)
... Torquato Tasso is a melodramma semiseria, or 'semi-serious' opera, in three acts by Gaetano Donizetti and based on the life of the great poet Torquato Tasso ... Goldoni, and Lord Byron as well as Tasso's actual poetry ...
Italian Literature - After The Renaissance - Torquato Tasso
... The historians of Italian literature are in doubt whether Tasso should be placed in the period of the highest development of the Renaissance, or whether he should form a period by ... As Carducci said, Tasso is the legitimate heir of Dante he believes, and reasons on his faith by philosophy he loves, and comments on his love in a learned style he is an artist ... This is what Tasso has done in the Gerusalemme liberata, the subject of which is the liberation of the sepulchre of Jesus Christ in the 11th century by Godfrey of Bouillon ...
Torquato Tasso (play)
... Torquato Tasso is a play by the German dramatist Johann Wolfgang von Goethe about the sixteenth-century Italian poet, Torquato Tasso ...

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