Giulio Cesare Croce was a poet, writer, playwright and cantastorie (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
Citation: Baja Guarienti, Carlo. "Giulio Cesare Croce". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 14 November 2020 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=14646, accessed 09 December 2023.]