Pietro Aretino


Poet, satirist, author, and dramatist.[J92]

Son of a cobbler, he changed his name and claimed to be the illegitimate son of a nobleman. His real name is unknown.[J92]
Moved to Rome, 1517, but was later forced to leave for Venice in 1527 because of his publications.[J92] 
Became rich and successful through presents received from kings and nobles who feared his literary attacks, but also coveted his fame.[J92]
A friend of Titian.

Place of birth: Arezzo[J92]
Place of death: Venice[J92]



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