Biography of Luigi Alamanni (1495-1556)

Italian poet, born in Florence in 1495 and died in Amboise in 1556. Florence freedom advocate, participated in the conspiracy against the family of the Medici (1522) and the Orti Oricellari. When the Medicis triumphed, he/she went to live in France and entered the service of Francisco I and Enrique II. Determined to put an end to the vulgar literature, cultivated satire, Elegy and the chivalrous epic, following in the footsteps of the classics. His most important poem is titled the crop (1546) pedantic poem in free verse, about rural life and its condition of exile. Other works that should be mentioned are: Girone Cort├ęs (1548), Avarquida (1570), Flora (1555) and Favola di Fetonte...