Francesco Sansovino

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Francesco Tatti da Sansovino (1521–1586) was a versatile Italian scholar and man of letters, also known as a publisher.

Biography

Fracesco Sansavoni was born in Rome, the son of the sculptor Jacopo Sansovino, but soon moved to Venice then studied law at University of Padua and University of Bologna.

Works

Sansavoni is perhaps most known for his 1581 work Venetia citta nobilissima et singolare, Descritta in XIIII. Libri, known briefly as Venezia Descritta. He was also a literary critic, writing in particular on Dante and Giovanni Boccaccio.

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