Guido Guinizelli

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Handwritten medieval book page with Guido Guinizelli's poem "Al cor gentil rempaira sempre amore"

Guido Guinizelli (c. 1230–1276) was an Italian poet. He is best remembered as the founder of Dolce Stil Novo.

Biography[change | change source]

Guido Guinizelli (or Guinizzelli) was born around 1230 in Bologna.[1] He was a son of Guinizzello da Magnano, a famous judge.[2] He studied law[3] and became a lecturer at the university of Bologna.[3] He died in Monselice in 1276.[1]

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Guido Guinizelli wrote canzone and sonnets.[2] 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]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Guido Gunizelli" Treccani,la cultura italiana. Retrieved 13 October, 2016
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Guido Guinizzelli" Retrieved 13 October, 2016
  3. 3.0 3.1 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.

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