• Born date: 1474-09-08
  • Born in: ItalY
  • Death date: 1533-07-06
  • Death in: ItalY
Ludovico Ariosto

Ludovico Ariosto (Italian: [ludoˈviːko aˈrjɔsto] or [ariˈɔsto]; 8 September 1474 – 6 July 1533) was an Italian poet. He is best known as the author of the romance epic Orlando Furioso (1516). The poem, a continuation of Matteo Maria Boiardo's Orlando Innamorato, describes the adventures of Charlemagne, Orlando, and the Franks as they battle against the Saracens with diversions into many sideplots.

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