Caro, Annibale(än-nē`bälā kä`rō), 1507–66, Italian poet, friend of CelliniCellini, Benvenuto
, 1500–1571, Italian sculptor, metalsmith, and author. His remarkable autobiography (written 1558–62), which reads like a picaresque novel, is one of the most important documents of the 16th cent.
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, 1502?–1565, Italian poet and historian. A protégé of Filippo Strozzi and Cosimo de' Medici, he was commissioned to write the history of Florence. His Storia fiorentina (16 vol.
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, 1470–1547, Italian humanist, cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. A favorite of the Medici, he was secretary to Pope Leo X and was made a cardinal by Paul III.
..... Click the link for more information. . He is best known for his translation of the Aeneid; for his poems in praise of opposing royal houses; and for his letters, which were among the finest of his age.