Cenne della Chitarra d’Arezzo (1866 words)


Cenne della Chitarra lived during Dante’s time in Arezzo, Italy, and was a jester, poet, and musician as implied by his nickname “della chitarra”[of the guitar] by which he is remembered alongside his first name, Cenne (an abbreviated form of Bencivenne), in manuscripts and notarial records. The same association between jesters and musical instruments is seen in other contemporary Italian medieval poets, such as Albertuccio della Viola [Albertus of the Viola] or Francesco degli Organi [Francis of the Organs], who are similarly named. Cenne is known for his thirteen-sonnet comic parody of Folgore da San Gimignano’s Corona dei mesi [Garland of the Months], which is his only extant poem. Contrary …

Citation: Applauso, Nicolino. "Cenne della Chitarra d’Arezzo". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 August 2019 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=14159, accessed 28 February 2020.]

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