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 Torquato Tasso

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Torquato Tasso

Birth
Sorrento, Città Metropolitana di Napoli, Campania, Italy
Death 25 Apr 1595 (aged 51)
Sant'Onofrio di Lanciano, Provincia di Chieti, Abruzzo, Italy
Burial Rome, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy
Memorial ID 194287112 View Source

Torquato Tasso was an Italian poet of the 16th century, best known for his poem Gerusalemme liberata (Jerusalem Delivered, 1581), in which he depicts a highly imaginative version of the combats between Christians and Muslims at the end of the First Crusade, during the Siege of Jerusalem.

He suffered from mental illness and died a few days before he was due to be crowned on the Capitoline Hill as the king of poets by the Pope. Until the beginning of the 20th century, Tasso remained one of the most widely read poets in Europe.

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  • Added: 26 Oct 2018
  • Find a Grave Memorial 194287112
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/194287112/torquato-tasso : accessed ), memorial page for Torquato Tasso (11 Mar 1544–25 Apr 1595), Find a Grave Memorial ID 194287112, citing Chiesa di Sant'Onofrio al Gianicolo, Rome, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy ; Maintained by Orion (contributor 49187971) .