Biography[change | change source]
Guido Guinizelli (or Guinizzelli) was born around 1230 in Bologna. He was a son of Guinizzello da Magnano, a famous judge. He studied law and became a lecturer at the university of Bologna. He died in Monselice in 1276.
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Guido Guinizelli wrote canzone and sonnets. He introduced into Italian poetry a new style which was named Dolce Stil Novo that is The Sweet New Style. Dante Alighieri called him "padre mio" ("my father"), regarding him as his teacher of poetry.
References[change | change source]
- "Guido Gunizelli" Treccani,la cultura italiana. Retrieved 13 October, 2016
- "Guido Guinizzelli" Retrieved 13 October, 2016
- Melancolia Poetica. A Dual Language Anthology of Italian Poetry 1160-1560 by Marc A. Cirigliano, Troubador Publishing Ltd, Leicester 2007, p. 35
Bibliography[change | change source]
- A. Bongioanni, Guido Guinizelli e la sua riforma poetica, Leo S. Olshki, Venezia 1896.