Giulio Cesare Croce was a poet, writer, playwright and


(troubadour or storyteller), active principally in Bologna between 1568 and 1609. His output, in a great variety of genres and markedly plurilingual, comprises almost five hundred works: romances, plays, songs, laments, predictions, jokes and other genres of prose and poetry.

Croce was born in the town of San Giovanni in Persiceto, near Bologna, in 1550. Specifically – if we may rely on the information provided in his autobiographical Descrittione della vita del Croce; con vna esortatione fatta ad esso da varij animali ne’ lor linguaggi, à dover lasciare da parte la poesia [Description of the Life of Croce; With an Exhortation Made to him by Various Animals in their Languages to Abandon Poetry], printed in Bologna in

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Citation: Baja Guarienti, Carlo. "Giulio Cesare Croce". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 14 November 2020 [, accessed 13 April 2024.]

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