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Petrarch built his fame upon the epic poem Africa. In 1327 he sighted a woman called Laura in the church of Sainte-Claire d'Avignon. Based on this brief sighting Laura became Petrarch's muse and he produced an impressive body of poetic works. He was best noted for his use of the [[sonnet]] form, which he wrote in Italian, but most of his work was written in [[Latin]].
 
Petrarch built his fame upon the epic poem Africa. In 1327 he sighted a woman called Laura in the church of Sainte-Claire d'Avignon. Based on this brief sighting Laura became Petrarch's muse and he produced an impressive body of poetic works. He was best noted for his use of the [[sonnet]] form, which he wrote in Italian, but most of his work was written in [[Latin]].
   
In 1341 Petrarch was crowned as a poet laureate in Rome. He spent this subsequent years wandering throughout Italy as somewhat of a celebrity. He died in 1374 in Arqu, and bequeathed to his friend [[Boccaccio]] a small sum of money for a new coat.
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In 1341 Petrarch was crowned as a poet laureate in Rome (the crown was in fact a wreath of [[laurel]]). He spent this subsequent years wandering throughout Italy as somewhat of a celebrity. He died in 1374 in Arqu, and bequeathed to his friend [[Boccaccio]] a small sum of money for a new coat.
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== References ==
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* [http://www.humanistictexts.org/petrarch.htm Petrarch page at humanistictexts.org]
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* [http://petrarch.freeservers.com/ the Petrarchan Grotto, containing links to many of his works]
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* [http://petrarch.petersadlon.com/ Another Petrarch home page]
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* [http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/11778a.htm I always love articles from the Catholic Encyclopedia because they show no trace of bias whatsoever. :) ]

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