Laura


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Laura,

subject of the love poems of PetrarchPetrarch
or Francesco Petrarca
, 1304–74, Italian poet and humanist, one of the great figures of Italian literature. He spent his youth in Tuscany and Avignon and at Bologna.
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. She is thought to be Laura de Noves (1308?–1348), wife of Hugo de Sade, but this has not been proved.

Laura

 

the designation of the largest Russian Orthodox monasteries. In Russia the laura was subordinate to the patriarch, and from 1721 to the Synod. Monasteries that were called lauras include the Kievo-Pecherskii (from 1598), the Troitse-Sergiev (from 1744), the Aleksandro-Nevskii (from 1797), and the Pochaevsko-Uspenskii (from 1833).

Laura

Petrarch’s perpetual, unattainable love. [Ital. Lit.: Plumb, 26–32]
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