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Matteo Bandello (c. 14801562) was an Italian novelist. Events March 6 - Treaty of Toledo - Ferdinand and Isabella of Spain recognize African conquests of Afonso of Portugal and he cedes the Canary Islands to Spain Great standing on the Ugra river - Muscovy becomes independent from the Golden Horde. ... Events Earliest English slave-trading expedition under John Hawkins. ...


Biography

Matteo Bandello was born at Castelnuovo Scrivia, near Tortona (current Piedmont), about the year 1480 or 1485. He received a good education, and entered the church, but does not seem to have been very interested in theology. For many years he lived at Mantua, and superintended the education of the celebrated Lucrezia Gonzaga, in whose honour he composed a long poem. The decisive Battle of Pavia, as a result of which Lombardy was taken by the emperor, compelled Bandello to flee; his house at Milan was burnt and his property confiscated. He took refuge with Cesare Fregoso, an Italian general in the French service, whom he accompanied into France. For the medieval scholar Tortona, see Marziano da Tortona Tortona is a comune of Piedmont, in the Province of Alessandria, Italy. ... Piedmont (Italian: Piemonte) is a region of northwestern Italy. ... Theology (Greek θεος, theos, God, + λογος, logos, word or reason) means reasoned discourse concerning religion, spirituality and God. ... Mantua (in Italian Mantova, in the local dialect of Emiliano-Romagnolo language Mantua) is an important city in Lombardy, Italy and capital of the province with the same name. ... Combatants France Holy Roman Empire, Spain Commanders Francis I of France Charles de Lannoy, Antonio de Leyva Strength 17,000 infantry 6,500 cavalry 53 guns[citation needed] 19,000 infantry 4,000 cavalry 17 guns[citation needed] Casualties 12,000 dead or wounded[citation needed] 500 dead or wounded... Lombardy (Italian: Lombardia) is a region in northern Italy between the Alps and the Po river valley. ... Milan (Italian: Milano; Milanese: Milán) is the main city of northern Italy, and is located in the plains of Lombardy, the most populated and developed region in Italy, being often mistaken with the capital of the country. ...


He was later raised to the bishopric of Agen, a town in which he resided for many years before his death in 1562. Bandello wrote a number of poems, but his fame rests entirely upon his extensive collection of Novelle, or tales (1554, 1573), which have been extremely popular. They belong to the same genre as Boccaccio’s Decameron and Marguerite of Navarre’s Heptameron. The common origin of them all is to be found in the old French fabliaux, though some well-known tales are evidently Eastern, and others classical. Bandello’s novels are thought the best of those written in imitation of the Decameron, though Italian critics find fault with them for negligence and inelegance of style. The stories on which William Shakespeare based several of his plays (Romeo and Juliet in particular) were supplied by Bandello, probably through Belleforest or Paynter. In some Christian churches, the diocese is an administrative territorial unit governed by a bishop, sometimes also referred to as a bishopric or episcopal see, though more often the term episcopal see means the office held by the bishop. ... Agen is a city and commune located in the Aquitaine région in southern France, on the river Garonne, 84 miles above Bordeaux. ... Events Earliest English slave-trading expedition under John Hawkins. ... Events January 5 - Great fire in Eindhoven, Netherlands. ... Events January - articles of Warsaw Confederation signed, sanctioning religious freedom in Poland. ... Giovanni Boccaccio (June 16, 1313 - December 21, 1375) was a Florentine author and poet, the greatest of Petrarchs disciples, an important Renaissance humanist in his own right and author of a number of notable works including On Famous Women, the Decameron and his poems in the vernacular. ... The Decameron is a collection of novellas that was finished by Giovanni Boccaccio in 1353. ... Marguerite of Navarre (April 11, 1492 – December 21, 1549), also known as Marguerite of Angouleme and Margaret of Navarre, was the queen consort of King Henry II of Navarre. ... The Heptameron is a collection of 72 stories written in French by Marguerite of Navarre and patterened after the Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... The Most Excellent and Lamentable Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, commonly referred to as Romeo and Juliet, is a play by William Shakespeare concerning the fate of two young lovers who would do anything to be together. ...


Books

  • Bandello and the "Heptameron": Study in Comparative Literature by K H Hartley ISBN 0424054604

Links

  • Official site of "Centro Studi Matteo bandello e la Cultura Rinascimentale" (Italian Language)
  • Matteo Bandello's works: text, concordances and frequency lists

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Matteo Bandello (252 words)
Matteo Bandello (1480—1562), Italian novelist, was born at Castelnuovo[?], near Tortona[?], about the year 1480.
Bandello wrote a number of poems, but his fame rests entirely upon his extensive collection of Novehle, or tales (1554, 1573), which have been extremely popular.
Bandello’s novels are esteemed the best of those written in imitation of the Decameron, though Italian critics find fault with them for negligence and inelegance of style.
Matteo Bandello - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (322 words)
Matteo Bandello was born at Castelnuovo Scrivia, near Tortona (current Piedmont), about the year 1480 or 1485.
The decisive Battle of Pavia, as a result of which Lombardy was taken by the emperor, compelled Bandello to flee; his house at Milan was burnt and his property confiscated.
Bandello wrote a number of poems, but his fame rests entirely upon his extensive collection of Novelle, or tales (1554, 1573), which have been extremely popular.
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