Baldassare Castiglione Edit

Introduction / Vitaliy LukyanchukEdit

Baldassare Castiglione was born in December 6th, 1478.

He died in February 2, 1529.

He was born in Casatico, Italy.

Baldassare was an Italian writer and diplomat in early Renaissance.

He wrote a book called "The Courtier", which describes the conduct of a perfect gentleman of the court.

Importance of Person Edit

His book that he wrote influenced many other writings of Miguel de Cervantes in Don Quixote, the poets Edmund Spenser and Sir Philip Sidney, and even perhaps William Shakespeare.

He received a classical education, studying Greek and Roman writers. He was also sent to the court of a nobleman to receive further training to be a knight and gentleman.

He served in the court of Ludovico il Moro in Milan until his father died in 1499.

While at the Urbino court, he began to write.

Primary Source Quotation Edit

Castiglione once said/wrote "fashion in words a perfect courtier, explaining all the conditions and particular qualities which are required of a man deserving this name." He said that in his book called "The Courtier" and it was discussed by 19 men and four women which was discussed their ideas about court life over four nights in March 1507.

Citations Edit

"Baldassare Castiglione." World History: The Modern Era. ABC-CLIO, 2009. Web. 14 Oct. 2009.



--Pikachu666 17:02, October 23, 2009 (UTC)

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