Ludovico Ariosto, Italian Poet

detail of painting by Vincenzo Catena

Just the Facts:
  • Name: Ludovico Ariosto
  • Birth: September 8, 1474, Reggio Emilia, Italy
  • Death: July 6, 1533, Ferrara, Italy
  • Language: Italian
  • Who he was: Italian poet best-known for Orlando Furioso (The Frenzy of Orlando)
  • Included in lists (What's This?): Bloom

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