Guittone d'Arezzo

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Guittone d'Arezzo (Arezzo, c. 1235 – 1294) was a Tuscan poet and the founder of the Tuscan School. He was an acclaimed secular love poet before his conversion in the 1260s, when he became a religious poet. In 1256, he was exiled from Arezzo due to his Guelf sympathies.[1]

  1. Encyclopædia Britannica, "Guittone d’Arezzo," [1], Retrieved 09-06-2011.