(It. name Francesco Petrarca) 1304-74; It. lyric poet & scholar.
Petrarch Sentence Examples
These compositions belonged to a species which, since Petrarch set the fashion, were very popular among Italian scholars.
It is chiefly famous as the place where Petrarch lived his last few years and died in 1374.
Robert was a man of learning, devoted to literature, and a generous patron of literary men: he befriended the poet Petrarch, who admired the king so greatly as to express the wish to see him lord of all Italy; while Boccaccio celebrated the virtues and charms of Robert's natural daughter Maria, under the name of Fiammetta.
On the first of these visits he made the acquaintance of a fellow bibliophile in Petrarch, who records his impression (Epist.
Petrarch first opened a new method in scholarship, and revealed what we denote as humanism.