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 Baldassare Castiglione was born on December 6, 1478. He died on february 2,1529. He was born in Mantua in Casatico, Italy. He died in Toledo, Spain. His friend Peter Bembo wrote his eulogy. He was a son of a very wealthy family. Also, he was a writer 

 

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Castiglione was a very important writer during the early Renaissance. He wrote a book called "The Courtier". This book described how to be the perfect gentleman of the court. It also portrays the ideal courtier as humorous, dignified, and diplomatic. Also, describes being skilled in the arts of literature and war. During 1513 to 1518, he wrote a series of dialogues that explored what made the perfect courtier, or man of the court. His book focuses on 19 men, and 4 women. They were all good friends with Castiglione while he attended the Urbino court years. It took him almost 10 years to polish his book. Finally, Castiglione's book was published in 1527, and was then immediatly popular. In the next 40 years, his book was translated into Latin,Spanish, French, German, Polish, and English. In 1524, Castiglione fell into a deep depression.  --MikaylaMorgan4 16:39, October 16, 2009 (UTC)Mikayla Morgan


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