Have you ever fancied writing a piece of poetry? If yes, then you would know that penning rhythmic works that have a great amount of aesthetic value to them can be so difficult. Poetry is a window of life that takes readers on to a fanciful journey, sometimes awakening the soul and on other occasions giving it some food for thought. Whatever the case may be, poems through their minimal use of words, help readers delve deeper into the meaning of life. Italy is considered to be the cultural paradise of the world. Artists and writers have prospered and propelled in Italy. Italy has had a stockpile of famous poets who, with their rhythm and rhyme, penned poetic masterpieces on different aspects of life such as ature, romance and even problem plaguing the society. Dante Alighieri’s ‘Divina Commedia’ was one of the pinnacles of Middle Ages literature. Francesco Petrarca’s magnum opus came with his collection of 366 poems called ‘Canzoniere’. Giacomo Leopardi’s ‘Canti’ and ‘Operette morali’ became one of the most famous poems of Italian literary history. Matteo Maria Boiardo is a world renowned Italian poet for his epic poem ‘Orlando innamorato’. Read on to more about Italian poets who have earned unparalleled name and an irreplaceable status in the world map, all thanks to their insurmountable contribution in poetry.
Dante AlighieriDante Alighieri
30 April 1265
Poet
OvidOvid
20 March 0043
Poet

Julius EvolaJulius Evola
19 May 1898
Philosopher

PetrarchPetrarch
20 July 1304
Poet & Philosopher

George SantayanaGeorge Santayana
16 December 1863
Philosopher, Essayist, Poet, & Novelist

Giovanni BoccaccioGiovanni Boccaccio
16 June 1313
Writer
Leon Battista AlbertiLeon Battista Alberti
18 February 1404
Architect, Linguist

JuvenalJuvenal
0055 AD
Poet

Cesare PaveseCesare Pavese
09 September 1908
Italian poet
Veronica FrancoVeronica Franco
25 March 1546
Courtesan, Poetess

Ludovico AriostoLudovico Ariosto
08 September 1474
Poet
Salvatore Quasimodo Salvatore Quasimodo
20 August 1901
Author & Poet

Giuseppe UngarettiGiuseppe Ungaretti
08 February 1888
Poet, Essayist

Girolamo FracastoroGirolamo Fracastoro
1478 AD
Physician, scholar, poet

Francesco PetrarchFrancesco Petrarch
20 July 1304
Poet, Scholar and Humanist

Pier Paolo PasoliniPier Paolo Pasolini
05 March 1922
Film director, Writer, Actor, Poet, Screenwriter,
Italo CalvinoItalo Calvino
15 October 1923
Writer, Poet, Politician, Journalist, Reporter,

Gabriele D'AnnunzioGabriele D'Annunzio
12 March 1863
Poet

Guillaume ApollinaireGuillaume Apollinaire
25 August 1880
Poet

Filippo Tommaso MarinettiFilippo Tommaso Marinetti
22 December 1876
Poet, Writer, Playwright, Composer, Science
Giacomo LeopardiGiacomo Leopardi
29 June 1798
Writer, Poet, Philosopher, Philologist

Francesco RediFrancesco Redi
18 February 1626
Physician, Naturalist, Poet, Writer, Painter,
Marsilio FicinoMarsilio Ficino
19 October 1433
Philosopher, Writer, Cleric, Astrologer, Poet

Baldassare CastiglioneBaldassare Castiglione
06 December 1478
Diplomat, Poet, Writer

Alessandro ManzoniAlessandro Manzoni
07 March 1785
Italian poet
Gaius MaecenasGaius Maecenas
15 April 0068
Poet

Pietro AretinoPietro Aretino
19 April 1492
Poet, Writer, Playwright, Journalist
Torquato TassoTorquato Tasso
11 March 1544
Poet, Writer, Playwright, Poet lawyer

Lorenzo Da PonteLorenzo Da Ponte
10 March 1749
Opera librettist, Poet

Dino BuzzatiDino Buzzati
16 October 1906
Novelist
Eugenio MontaleEugenio Montale
12 January 1896
poet, writer, journalist, translator

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Peter LombardPeter Lombard
1090 AD
Author
Giosuè CarducciGiosuè Carducci
27 July 1835
Writer, Poet, Journalist

StatiusStatius
0045 AD
poet

EnniusEnnius
0239 BC
Writer

PolizianoPoliziano
14 July 1454
Poet
Pietro BemboPietro Bembo
20 May 1470
Writer, Poet, Librarian, Historian, Translator,
StesichorusStesichorus
0630 AD
Poet

Lucius AcciusLucius Accius
0170 AD
Roman poet

Vittorio AlfieriVittorio Alfieri
16 January 1749
Dramatist

Giacinto ScelsiGiacinto Scelsi
08 January 1905
Composer, Poet
Giovanni PapiniGiovanni Papini
09 January 1881
Journalist

Guido CavalcantiGuido Cavalcanti
1255 AD
Poet

Giorgio BassaniGiorgio Bassani
04 March 1916
Novelist

Arrigo BoitoArrigo Boito
24 February 1842
poet

Eduardo De FilippoEduardo De Filippo
24 May 1900
Film director, Actor, Poet, Screenwriter,
Giovanni PascoliGiovanni Pascoli
31 December 1855
Poet

Pietro MetastasioPietro Metastasio
03 January 1698
Italian poet
Tonino GuerraTonino Guerra
16 March 1920
Poet

Francesco AlgarottiFrancesco Algarotti
11 December 1712
Polymath

Paulinus of NolaPaulinus of Nola
0354 AD
Poet
IbycusIbycus
Lyric poet

Venantius FortunatusVenantius Fortunatus
0530 AD
Poet
Gabriele RossettiGabriele Rossetti
28 February 1783
Poet

Clément MarotClément Marot
23 November 1496
French poet

Aloysius BertrandAloysius Bertrand
20 April 1807
Poet

Samuel David LuzzattoSamuel David Luzzatto
22 August 1800
Scholar

Cornelius GallusCornelius Gallus
0026 AD
Poet
Carlo Emilio GaddaCarlo Emilio Gadda
14 November 1893
Writer

Giambattista MarinoGiambattista Marino
14 October 1569
Poet

Umberto SabaUmberto Saba
09 March 1883
Poet

Goffredo MameliGoffredo Mameli
05 September 1827
Poet
Matteo Maria BoiardoMatteo Maria Boiardo
1441 AD
Poet

Gnaeus NaeviusGnaeus Naevius
0270 BC
Poet
Gian Giorgio TrissinoGian Giorgio Trissino
08 July 1478
Poet

PhilemonPhilemon
0362 AD
Poet

Giuseppe GiacosaGiuseppe Giacosa
21 October 1847
Poet
Mimmo RotellaMimmo Rotella
07 October 1918
Artist

Adriano BanchieriAdriano Banchieri
03 September 1568
Composer
Giuseppe PariniGiuseppe Parini
23 May 1729
Poet

Attilio BertolucciAttilio Bertolucci
18 November 1911
Poet

SordelloSordello
1200 AD
Provençal troubadour
Dino CampanaDino Campana
20 August 1885
Poet

Magnus Felix EnnodiusMagnus Felix Ennodius
0474 AD
Poet
Giovanni PontanoGiovanni Pontano
07 May 1426
Writer

Massimo BontempelliMassimo Bontempelli
12 May 1878
Poet

Albertino MussatoAlbertino Mussato
1261 AD
Statesman

Edoardo SanguinetiEdoardo Sanguineti
09 December 1930
Poet
Cecco AngiolieriCecco Angiolieri
1260 AD
Poet
Felice CavallottiFelice Cavallotti
06 November 1842
Politician

PacuviusPacuvius
0220 AD
Poet

Giorgio CaproniGiorgio Caproni
07 January 1912
Poet

Giovanni Battista GuariniGiovanni Battista Guarini
10 December 1538
Poet
Francesco BerniFrancesco Berni
1497 AD
Poet

Antonio FogazzaroAntonio Fogazzaro
25 March 1842
Novelist

SophronSophron
0429 AD
Author

Antonio BonfiniAntonio Bonfini
1434 AD
Historian

Aulus Licinius ArchiasAulus Licinius Archias
0121 AD
Poet
Anna Maria OrteseAnna Maria Ortese
13 June 1914
Author

Guido GozzanoGuido Gozzano
19 December 1883
Poet
Jean-Antoine de BaïfJean-Antoine de Baïf
19 February 1532
Poet

Vincenzo MontiVincenzo Monti
19 February 1754
Poet
Mario LuziMario Luzi
20 October 1914
Poet
Giovanni CevaGiovanni Ceva
07 December 1647
Mathematician