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Brandimarte is a fictional character of the Matter of France. He appears in Orlando Innamorato and Orlando Furioso. He is a Saracen knight who was baptized by Orlando and became his loving friend. He takes part in the Siege of Biserta. Orlando, Oliver, and Brandimarte are the three companions who take part in the final combat on Lampedusa, where he is slain by Gradasso.


  • Boiardo: Orlando innamorato ed. Giuseppe Anceschi (Garzanti,1978)
  • Orlando Furioso, prose translation by Guido Waldman (Oxford, 1999). ISBN 0-19-283677-3.
  • Orlando Furioso, verse translation by Barbara Reynolds in two volumes (Penguin Classics, 1975). Part one (cantos 1-23) ISBN 0-14-044311-8; part two (cantos 24-46) ISBN 0-14-044310-X. Part one has since been reprinted.
  • Orlando furioso ed. Marcello Turchi (Garzanti, 1974)
  • Orlando Furioso: A Selection ed. Pamela Waley (Manchester University Press, 1975)

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