Francesco Sansovino

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Francesco Tatti da Sansovino (1521–1586) was a versatile Italian scholar, humanist (one of the most important of his century) and man of letters, also known as a publisher.

Biography[edit]

Francesco Sansovino was born in Rome, the son of the sculptor Jacopo Sansovino, but soon moved to Venice and later studied law at the universities of Padua and Bologna.

Works[edit]

Sansovino is perhaps most known for his 1581 work Venetia città 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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