Gabriello Chiabrera’s literary muse did not limit itself to one specific itinerary, nor did it follow one path. This wide variety of literary interests goes far in explaining his long and lasting fame that waned only during the twentieth century. Respected by many of his contemporaries, Chiabrera was a friend of such prominent writers and intellectuals as Ansaldo Cebà of the “Accademia degli Addormentati”, the Florentine librettist Ottavio Rinuccini, and scientist-poet Francesco Redi. Chiabrera’s influence on his own and the succeeding generation of writers was such that he is considered a precursor of the eighteenth-century literary movement Arcadia.
Gabriello Chiabrera was born in Savona on June 18, 1552. His …
Giordano, Paolo. "Gabriello Chiabrera". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 29 February 2012
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