Bonagiunta Orbicciani

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Bonagiunta Orbicciani, also called Bonaggiunta and Urbicciani (ca. 1220 in Lucca – 1290), was an Italian poet of the Tuscan School, which drew on the work of the Sicilian School.[1] His main occupation was as a judge and notary.[2] Fewer than forty of his poems survive.[2]

He appears as a character in Canto 24 of Dante's Purgatorio, where he comments on the sweet new style of his successors.[1]


  1. ^ a b Peter Brand and Lino Pertile, The Cambridge History of Italian Literature, 2nd edition, Cambridge University Press, 1999, ISBN 0-521-66622-8, pp. 17–18.
  2. ^ a b Richard Kenneth Emmerson and Sandra Clayton-Emmerson, Key Figures in Medieval Europe: An Encyclopedia, CRC Press, 2006, ISBN 0-415-97385-6, pp. 87–88