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Landino, Cristoforo

(b Florence, 1424; d Borgo alla Collina, nr Pratovecchio, 24 Sept 1498).

Italian humanist and writer. After studying at Volterra, he moved to Florence. In 1458 he began lecturing at the Florentine Studio (the university) on poetry and rhetoric, also working as a secretary in the chancellery after 1483. He became a member of Marsilio Ficino’s circle, whose Neo-Platonic philosophy he applied to the interpretation of poetry.

Jill Kraye